A Genius Approach to Forging a More Inclusive STEM Education Future

A powerful conversation on removing barriers to STEM education took place earlier this week at the Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley with no less than a panel of MacArthur Foundation Fellows also known as MacArthur Geniuses. From learning differences to gender and race issues, the panelists did not hold back on their recommendations for nurturing […]

Upstart Business Journal Names Jim Fruchterman Among “Genius Grant” Winners Turned Entrepreneurs

Upstart Business Journal mentioned our CEO, Jim Fruchterman, among a handful of MacArthur Fellows who are also startup entrepreneurs. The story notes that, while many MacArthur Fellows are academics who remain largely unknown to the rest of the world, at least a handful took their prizes and started companies. It features Jim among these “MacArthur-winning Einsteins from some startups we know and love.”

Benetech CEO Jim Fruchterman Receives 2006 MacArthur Fellowship

Jim Fruchterman, CEO of The Benetech® Initiative, has been awarded a 2006 MacArthur Fellowship from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Each of this year’s 25 MacArthur Fellows learned this week that they will receive $500,000 in “no strings attached” funding over the next five years. Jim Fruchterman, 47, is an electrical engineer […]

Benetech Receives Funding from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to Enhance the Martus™ Project for the Social Justice Sector

Benetech®, the leading Silicon Valley technology development nonprofit, announced today that it has received a $250,000 grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to support the Martus™ Project, an innovative open source technology tool and support network assisting grassroots NGO workers worldwide to collect, safeguard and disseminate information on social justice violations. […]