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John D & Catherine T Macarthur Foundation

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John D & Catherine T Macarthur Foundation is a grantmaking foundation based in Chicago, IL that was founded in 1971. As of 2018 they had $716 million in revenue and $6.9 billion in assets.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people and effective institutions committed to building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: John D And Catherine T Macarthur Foundation Consolidated.

Chicago, IL
T20: Private Foundations

Form 990s for John D & Catherine T Macarthur Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2016-12Jan 18, 2018990PF PDF
2015-12Jun 13, 2017990PF PDF
2014-12Jan 21, 2016990PF PDF
2013-12Dec 29, 2014990PF PDF
2012-12Dec 21, 2013990PF PDF
...and one more Form 990 PDF

Financials for John D & Catherine T Macarthur Foundation


Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Investment income and dividends$23,073,924
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$296,156,143
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$397,067,571
Total revenues$716,297,638


Compensation of current officers, etc.$3,704,816
Non-officer salaries and wages$25,078,471
Pension/retirement accruals and contributions$19,431,710
Legal fees$538,131
Accounting fees$372,658
Other fee-for-service$16,640,924
Depreciation, amortization, etc.$1,735,460
Office expenses
Grants to all govts., orgs., and individuals$471,262,302
All other expenses$7,825,240
Total expenses$551,390,285


Cash (non-interest-bearing)$20,434,445
Savings, short-term investments, etc.$1,118,532,086
Accounts receivable$501,680
Pledges and grants receivable$501,680
Loans receivable from officers, directors, etc.$0
Notes and loans receivable$0
Inventories for use$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$11,577,522
Investments in government obligations$103,281,491
Investments in corporate stock$3,222,910,063
Investments in corporate bonds$40,305,826
Investments in land, buildings, and equipment$3,213,506
Investments in mortgage loans$0
Other types of investments$2,318,639,879
Buildings, equipment, etc. post-depreciation$28,607,071
Other assets$131,762,501
Total assets$6,999,766,070


Accounts payable and accrued expenses$18,936,240
Grants payable$534,186,624
Deferred revenue$0
Loans payable to officers and disqualified persons$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$23,283,515
Other liabilities$84,129,944
Total liabilities$660,536,323

Net asset restrictions

Unrestricted net assets$6,339,229,747
Temporarily restricted net assets$0
Permanently restricted net assets$0

Vendors for John D & Catherine T Macarthur Foundation

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Quarles and Brady LLPTax accounting2019-02-15
██████████Fundraising software2018-03-23
█████████ ████████Software2018-03-23
███ ██████████████ ██Investment Management$645,6002017-12-01
██████████ █████████Program Evaluation$1,207,7052017-12-01
███████████ ██████████ ████████Technology Support$1,561,7612017-12-01
██████████ █████████ ██████████Investment Management$966,0292017-12-01
███ █████████████Program Evaluation$1,636,2562017-12-01
...and 10 more vendors

Personnel at John D & Catherine T Macarthur Foundation

NameTitleCompensationLast updated
Susan E. ManskeVice President and Chief Investment Officer$1.4 millionJan. 10, 2019
███████ ██ ██████Managing Director-Jan. 10, 2019
█████████ ████Managing Director, Core Services$92,450Jan. 10, 2019
██████ ███████Managing Director , Communications$272,209Jan. 10, 2019
███████ ███████Managing Director , People and Culture-Jan. 10, 2019
█████████ █████Managing Director , Programs-Jan. 10, 2019
██████ ██ █████Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary$542,597Jan. 10, 2019
████████ ███████Managing Director , Evaluation-Jan. 10, 2019
█████ █████████Past Managing Director , A$690,935Dec. 31, 2016
████ █████Past Managing Director , I$672,525Dec. 31, 2016
...and nine more key personnel

Peer grantmaking foundations

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3Alsam Foundation501(c)(3)$208 millionChicago, IL
4Carnegie Corporation of New York501(c)(3)$219 millionNew York, NY
5VolkswagenStiftung501(c)(3)$358 millionGermany,
6Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)501(c)(3)$665 millionPrinceton, NJ
7Wellcome Trust501(c)(3)$3.4 billionUnited Kingdom,
8The Ford Foundation501(c)(3)$757 millionNew York, NY
9David and Lucile Packard Foundation501(c)(3)$355 millionLos Altos, CA
10Paul E Singer Foundation501(c)(3)$447 millionNew York, NY
11William N Pennington Foundation501(c)(3)$312 millionReno, NV
12The California Endowment501(c)(3)$193 millionLos Angeles, CA
13Allegheny Foundation501(c)(3)$373 millionPittsburgh, PA
14William and Flora Hewlett Foundation501(c)(3)$317 millionMenlo Park, CA
15The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International501(c)(3)$332 millionEvanston, IL
16Simons Foundation501(c)(3)$267 millionNew York, NY
17Andrew W. Mellon Foundation501(c)(3)$310 millionNew York, NY
18The Colorado Health Foundation501(c)(3)$235 millionDenver, CO
19University of Illinois Foundation501(c)(3)$270 millionUrbana, IL
20Texas A&m Foundation501(c)(3)$205 millionCollege Sta, TX
21The Boston Foundation (TBF)501(c)(3)$205 millionBoston, MA
22University of Nebraska Foundation501(c)(3)$286 millionLincoln, NE
23The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta501(c)(3)$181 millionAtlanta, GA
24Georgia Tech Foundation501(c)(3)$190 millionAtlanta, GA
25Ecmc Foundation501(c)(3)$276 millionMinneapolis, MN

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