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Affordable Housing

Recognizing the relationship between affordable housing and successful human and community development, MacArthur supports the Window of Opportunity initiative, which seeks to preserve the stock of affordable rental housing, and a comprehensive research program on how housing matters to families and communities. More »

Number of Grants: 26

Affordable Housing Corporation of Lake County (Gurnee, Illinois)
$50,000 to preserve affordable rental housing in Lake County, Illinois. (2009)

Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (Chicago, Illinois)
$200,000 to support activities related to the Preservation Compact: An Action Plan for Cook County (over three years). (2009)

Center For Housing Policy (Washington, D.C.)
$1,000,000 to research housing strategies that benefit working families (over four years). (2009)

Central Advisory Council (Chicago, Illinois)
$200,000 to document the role of resident engagement in the Plan for Transformation. (2009)

Columbia University Department of Economics (New York, New York)
$192,496 to research the effects of environmental policy on infants in poor and minority neighborhoods, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over two years). (2009)

Cornell University (Ithaca, New York)
$360,000 to research the relationship between mental health and housing among young children, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over three years). (2009)

Harvard University (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
$1,800,000 to evaluate the effects of mixed-income housing on residents and communities (over three years). (2009)

Housing Partnership Network (Boston, Massachusetts)
$125,000 to research and develop a new national entity to acquire apartments with troubled loans and to reposition them as affordable rental housing. (2009)

Johns Hopkins University Institute for Policy Studies (Baltimore, Maryland)
$300,000 to research the relationship between housing affordability and parental investment in children, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over two years). (2009)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Department of Urban Studies and Planning (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
$25,000 to support a public housing research workshop on the Chicago Housing Authority's Plan for Transformation. (2009)

National Church Residences (Columbus, Ohio)
$150,000 to provide general operating support to a leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the development and preservation of affordable rental housing throughout the United States. (2009)

National Housing Conference (Washington, D.C.)
$200,000 to support a symposium on affordable rental housing preservation. (2009)

National Housing Trust (Washington, D.C.)
$600,000 in support of a network of Foundation-supported state and local governmental entities engaged in affordable rental housing preservation, as part of the Window of Opportunity: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing initiative (over three years). (2009)

New York University School of Law Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy (New York, New York)
$72,000 in support of a conference on transforming America's housing policy. (2009)

Ohio State University (Columbus, Ohio)
$646,000 to research the effects that housing has on the well-being of children, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over three years). (2009)

Princeton University (Princeton, New Jersey)
$10,000 in support of a dissertation on social organization of suburban poverty as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over two years). (2009)

RAND (Santa Monica, California)
$300,000 to research inclusionary zoning, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over two years). (2009)

St. Michael's Hospital (Toronto, Canada)
$738,000 to research the effects of mixed-income housing redevelopment on mental health and child development, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over three years). (2009)

University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (Chicago, Illinois)
$710,000 to support the study, Building Mixed-Income Communities: Documenting the Chicago Experience (over three years). (2009)

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (Champaign, Illinois)
$226,000 to research the effect that housing instability has on children's health, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over two years). (2009)

University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
$750,000 to research the effects of the foreclosure and economic crisis on vulnerable workers and families, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over three years). (2009)

University of Wisconsin - Madison Institute for Research on Poverty (Madison, Wisconsin)
$194,000 to conduct a benefit-cost analysis of rental subsidies and economic independence among low-income families, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over two years). (2009)

Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (New York, New York)
$100,000 to support research and communications about the impact of predatory speculation on the preservation of assisted rental housing (over two years). (2009)

Urban Institute (Washington, D.C.)
$750,000 to research the role of housing in child welfare outcomes, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over three years). (2009)

Urban Institute (Washington, D.C.)
$300,000 to support a rapid response research mechanism to educate and inform federal strategies about urgent housing and urban policy issues (over 16 months). (2009)

Yeshiva University Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Bronx, New York)
$750,000 to support research on the intersection between subsidized housing and health outcomes of Latino youth, as part of the How Housing Matters to Families and Communities competitive grant program (over three years). (2009)

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Community & Economic Development

Helping to increase social and economic opportunities for low-income Chicagoans, MacArthur supports the New Communities Program, a comprehensive community revitalization effort in 16 Chicago neighborhoods, as well as communication of its lessons learned to other cities and the field. More »

Number of Grants: 22

After School Matters (Chicago, Illinois)
$250,000 to support of out-of-school programs. (2009)

After School Matters (Chicago, Illinois)
$600,000 to support youth development programs in 16 neighborhoods in Chicago (over three years). (2009)

Bickerdike Redevelopment Corporation (Chicago, Illinois)
$110,000 to support playing a lead role in coordinating the Digital Excellence Demonstration Community program in the Humboldt Park community (over 15 months). (2009)

Center for Polytechnical Education (Chicago, Illinois)
$50,000 to fund the incubation phase of the Chicago Academy for Advanced Technology. (2009)

Chicago Project for Violence Prevention (Chicago, Illinois)
$500,000 in support of the CeaseFire gang intervention initiative (over two years). (2009)

City University of New York (New York, New York)
$375,500 to support the National Network for Safe Communities (over three years). (2009)

City University of New York (New York, New York)
$500,000 to support a police reform demonstration project in Chicago. (2009)

Economic Mobility Corporation (New York, New York)
$200,000 to assess 12 Centers for Working Families in Chicago (over two years). (2009)

Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corporation (Chicago, Illinois)
$170,000 in support of staffing for the Digital Excellence Demonstration Community program (over two years). (2009)

Greater Southwest Development Corporation (Chicago, Illinois)
$500,000 to support foreclosure prevention efforts in Southwest Chicago neighborhoods (over two years). (2009)

Harvard University Department of Sociology (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
$250,000 in support of loan modification experiments designed to reduce the incidence of home foreclosures. (2009)

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Chicago, Illinois)
$1,000,000 to support the Centers for Working Families. (2009)

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Chicago, Illinois)
$500,000 to support foreclosure prevention activities in 16 New Communities Program neighborhoods in Chicago. (2009)

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (Chicago, Illinois)
$370,000 in support of the New Communities Program. (2009)

MDRC (New York, New York)
$250,000 in support of general operations. (2009)

MDRC (New York, New York)
$2,800,000 to fund a comprehensive evaluation of the New Communities Program (over four years). (2009)

Metro Chicago Information Center (Chicago, Illinois)
$75,000 to track the performance of the Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation Project. (2009)

Resurrection Project (Chicago, Illinois)
$170,000 in support of staffing for the Digital Excellence Demonstration Community program (over two years). (2009)

University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
$70,000 to assemble, prepare, and analyze baseline data needed to evaluate the Chicago Elev8 program. (2009)

University of Illinois at Chicago College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (Chicago, Illinois)
$300,000 to research SmartChicago, a program to extend Internet access in five Chicago neighborhoods (over four years). (2009)

Urban Institute (Washington, D.C.)
$650,000 to support the evaluation and cost-benefit analysis of Safer Return, a prisoner reentry demonstration in Chicago. (2009)

World Sport Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
$900,000 in support of The World Sport Chicago Scholars Program (over five years). (2009)

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Digital Media & Learning

The digital media and learning initiative aims to determine how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize and participate in civic life. Answers are critical to education and other social institutions that must meet the needs of this and future generations. More »

Number of Grants: 33

Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (Stanford, California)
$400,000 in support of meetings to build the field of digital media and learning (over two years). (2009)

Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
$500,000 to adapt and modify learning applications for widespread use in schools and libraries, museums, and after-school programs. (2009)

Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
$500,000 to design and build the physical and virtual site for a pilot digital media youth program in the Chicago Public Library that will serve to launch a Chicago learning network. (2009)

Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
$485,000 to develop a multimedia approach to sharing best practices in learning. (2009)

Chicago Public Library Foundation (Chicago, Illinois)
$495,000 to plan and implement a pilot digital media youth program in the Chicago Public Library that will serve to launch a Chicago learning network. (2009)

Chicago Public Library Foundation (Chicago, Illinois)
$70,000 in support of the YouMedia learning center's involvement in the official ceremony marking 2009 World Habitat Day in Washington, D.C. (2009)

Chicago Teachers Union Quest Center (Chicago, Illinois)
$600,000 in support of the Fresh Start Program and other core programs (over three years). (2009)

Common Sense Media (San Francisco, California)
$980,000 in support of building the field of digital media and learning through engagement with parents and teachers (over two years). (2009)

Consortium for School Networking (Washington, D.C.)
$350,000 to provide technical assistance to school district administrators interested in using social media to create participatory learning opportunities in school (over two years). (2009)

DePaul University (Chicago, Illinois)
$475,000 to implement a learning network of schools, libraries, museums, after-school programs, online communities, and the home in Chicago. (2009)

Digital Innovations Group (New York, New York)
$75,000 to convene scholars and practitioners to improve the models and tools for assessing how games may influence young people's participation in public life. (2009)

Florida State University (Tallahassee, Florida)
$320,000 to develop new assessments for 21st Century skills (over 18 months). (2009)

Global Kids (New York, New York)
$400,000 to support new mechanisms to use virtual worlds for youth development, and to provide technical assistance to civic and cultural institutions interested in using immersive online spaces for educational programming (over two years). (2009)

Global Kids (New York, New York)
$360,000 support to explore the role of philanthropy in virtual worlds. (2009)

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet and Society (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
$450,000 to develop a youth media policy working group. (2009)

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet and Society (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
$170,000 in support of research and analysis on the framework for a National Broadband Plan. (2009)

Harvard University Graduate School of Education (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
$650,000 to study the effect of digital media on young people's ethical development and to develop curricula for parents and teachers (over two years). (2009)

Illinois Institute of Technology Institute of Design (Chicago, Illinois)
$100,000 to develop a plan for a learning network of schools, libraries, museums, after-school programs, online communities, and the home in Chicago. (2009)

Indiana University (Bloomington, Indiana)
$727,000 to develop a school-based curriculum based on Foundation-supported learning environments (over three years). (2009)

Institute of Play (New York, New York)
$1,000,000 to develop the Quest to Learn School public school in New York City (over two years). (2009)

Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop (New York, New York)
$100,000 in support of the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age forum. (2009)

Mills College (Oakland, California)
$600,000 to fund the first phase of a research network on youth, new media, and public participation. (2009)

Mozilla Foundation (Mountain View, California)
$150,000 in support of a design challenge to identify innovative learning tools that can be used with an Internet browser. (2009)

National Writing Project (Berkeley, California)
$800,000 to disseminate and ensure widespread use of new learning environments and research findings among more than 100,000 teachers across the United States (over two years). (2009)

Social Science Research Council (Brooklyn, New York)
$490,000 to pilot test a learning network of schools, libraries, museums, after-school programs, online communities, and the home in New York City. (2009)

Social Science Research Council (Brooklyn, New York)
$1,000,000 to establish StartL, a public/private fund for new digital media applications for learning (over two years). (2009)

Tides Center (San Francisco, California)
$275,000 in support of National Lab Day and an online exchange system to ensure national collaborations and participation. (2009)

United Negro College Fund (Fairfax, Virginia)
$100,000 to engage students and faculty in historically black colleges and universities in the public dialogue concerning digital media and learning (over 18 months). (2009)

University of California, Irvine (Irvine, California)
$2,970,000 to establish a Research Hub for the field of digital media and learning (over two years). (2009)

University of California, Irvine (Irvine, California)
$650,000 to plan a new research network investigating how young people's development, learning, and achievement are changing as a result of digital media. (2009)

University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (Chicago, Illinois)
$800,000 to support studies of digital media use by Chicago public school students (over three years). (2009)

University of Denver (Denver, Colorado)
$60,000 in support of a pre-conference at the 2010 WebWise conference. (2009)

Yale University School of Law (New Haven, Connecticut)
$120,000 in support of two studies on youth media policy (over 18 months). (2009)

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Juvenile Justice

Through the Models for Change initiative, MacArthur supports reform in 16 states and aims to help accelerate a national juvenile justice reform movement to improve the lives of young people in trouble with the law, while enhancing public safety and holding young offenders accountable for their actions. More »

Number of Grants: 43

16th Judicial District Attorney's Offices Family Services Division (New Iberia, Louisiana)
$54,000 to participate as a local demonstration site in Louisiana Models for Change. (2009)

9th Judicial District Court Judges' Office (Alexandria, Louisiana)
$400,000 to participate as a local demonstration site in Louisiana Models for Change (over 30 months). (2009)

American Youth Work Center (Washington, D.C.)
$15,000 in support of "Youth Today - the Newspaper on Youth Work" and activities marking the 35th anniversary of the creation of the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. (2009)

Berks County (Reading, Pennsylvania)
$321,000 to reduce disproportionate minority contact as part of Pennsylvania's Models for Change initiative (over two years). (2009)

Calcasieu Parish Police Jury Office of Juvenile Justice Services (Lake Charles, Louisiana)
$135,000 to support the Community Assessment Resource Center of Calcasieu Parish as part of the Models for Change initiative in Louisiana. (2009)

Center for Children's Law and Policy (Washington, D.C.)
$1,466,000 to reduce disproportionate minority contact and racial and ethnic disparities in the Models for Change core states (over three years). (2009)

Chester County Juvenile Probation (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
$300,000 to support diversion efforts as part of the Models for Change initiative in Pennsylvania (over two years). (2009)

Chicago Urban League (Chicago, Illinois)
$250,000 to fund work on racial and ethnic disparities as part of the Illinois Models for Change initiative (over two years). (2009)

Children and Youth Justice Center (Seattle, Washington)
$1,050,000 in support of activities as the lead entity for Washington Models for Change (over three years). (2009)

Coalition for Juvenile Justice (Washington, D.C.)
$410,000 to support the Fourth Annual Models for Change conference. (2009)

Coalition for Juvenile Justice (Washington, D.C.)
$400,000 to support a network of state-based juvenile justice advocacy groups in efforts to promote juvenile justice systems reform consistent with Models for Change principles and priorities (over two years). (2009)

Coalition for Juvenile Justice (Washington, D.C.)
$500,000 to develop and begin implementation of a national leadership and policy campaign designed to capitalize on Models for Change to accelerate and support local, state, and national juvenile justice systems reform (over two years). (2009)

Education Law Center (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
$80,000 to provide training and technical assistance on aftercare to juvenile justice professionals as part of Models for Change in Pennsylvania. (2009)

Equal Justice Initiative (Montgomery, Alabama)
$50,000 to support efforts related to the issue of juvenile life without parole. (2009)

Equal Justice Works (Washington, D.C.)
$25,000 to plan a fellowship program aimed at recruiting, training, and retaining lawyers to represent indigent defendants in delinquency and criminal courts. (2009)

Georgetown University Georgetown Public Policy Institute (Washington, D.C.)
$720,000 in support of the Center for Juvenile Justice Reform's training and technical assistance for prosecutors, as part of the Models for Change initiative (over three years). (2009)

Illinois Balanced and Restorative Justice Project (Paxton, Illinois)
$300,000 to fund work on behalf of Illinois' Models for Change (over two years). (2009)

Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (Springfield, Illinois)
$400,000 in support of work as part of Illinois' Models for Change (over two years). (2009)

Jefferson Parish Department for Juvenile Services (Harvey, Louisiana)
$360,000 to participate as a local demonstration site in Louisiana Models for Change (over 27 months). (2009)

Justice Policy Institute (Washington, D.C.)
$885,000 to support policy advocacy and communications planning for the Models for Change initiative (over two years). (2009)

Justice Policy Institute (Washington, D.C.)
$54,000 to complete work on the Models for Change website redesign. (2009)

Juvenile Justice Initiative (Springfield, Illinois)
$250,000 in support of efforts on behalf of the Models for Change initiative in Illinois (over two years). (2009)

Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana (New Orleans, Louisiana)
$200,000 in support of advocacy and public education as part of the Louisiana Models for Change initiative (over two years). (2009)

Juvenile Regional Services (New Orleans, Louisiana)
$250,000 to support participation in the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network (over two years). (2009)

King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office (Seattle, Washington)
$240,000 to develop a model demonstration program to divert youth with truancy petitions away from the court system as the tool for re-engaging students in school (over two years). (2009)

Lehigh County (Allentown, Pennsylvania)
$300,000 to support diversion efforts as part of the Models for Change initiative in Pennsylvania (over two years). (2009)

Louisiana Children's Cabinet Office of the Governor (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)
$250,000 to play a leadership role in promoting juvenile justice system reform (over two years). (2009)

Mental Health Association in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Collaborative for Youth (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
$75,000 to engage families and community advocates in efforts to improve the delivery of mental health services to juvenile justice-involved youth. (2009)

National Juvenile Defender Center (Washington, D.C.)
$3,260,000 to administer and manage the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network (over two years). (2009)

National Juvenile Defender Center (Washington, D.C.)
$1,425,000 to provide training and technical assistance to state and local juvenile justice professionals and agencies in Models for Change states and to launch the Models for Change Juvenile Court Curriculum nationwide (over three years). (2009)

Northwestern University School of Law (Chicago, Illinois)
$356,000 to support the Children and Family Justice Center for coordinating Illinois' participation in the Mental Health/Juvenile Justice Action Network as part of Illinois Models for Change (over two years). (2009)

Policy Research (Delmar, New York)
$1,275,000 to provide training and technical assistance to the Models for Change states (over three years). (2009)

Spokane County Juvenile Court (Spokane, Washington)
$350,000 to create alternatives to formal processing and confinement for truant children as part of Washington Models for Change (over two years). (2009)

TeamChild (Seattle, Washington)
$350,000 to enhance the quality of legal representation in delinquency proceedings (over two years). (2009)

Technical Assistance Collaborative (Boston, Massachusetts)
$450,000 to provide training and technical assistance to improve the organization, financing, and delivery of mental health services to juvenile justice-involved youth in the Models for Change states (over three years). (2009)

Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
$500,000 to oversee and coordinate the design and implementation of research activities related to Models for Change (over two years). (2009)

University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign (Champaign, Illinois)
$250,000 to collect and analyze data on tracking juvenile justice reform (over 18 months). (2009)

University of Louisiana at Monroe (Monroe, Louisiana)
$385,000 to participate with the Fourth Judicial District Court as a model demonstration and replication site in Louisiana Models for Change (over two years). (2009)

University of Massachusetts at Worcester (Worcester, Massachusetts)
$1,380,000 to provide technical assistance and training for the National Youth Screening Assistance Project (over three years). (2009)

University of Washington Division of Public Behavioral Health and Justice Policy (Seattle, Washington)
$500,000 to develop and implement culturally-appropriate interventions to address the mental health needs of Latino youth as part of Washington Models for Change (over two years). (2009)

University of Washington School of Law (Seattle, Washington)
$225,000 to help representatives from Washington State Native American tribes develop strategies to address the needs of Native American children in the state and tribal juvenile justice systems as part of Washington's Models for Change. (2009)

Washington State Department of Social & Health Services (Olympia, Washington)
$250,000 in support of activities in Washington Models for Change (over two years). (2009)

Washington State University (Pullman, Washington)
$150,000 to research and document truancy policy and practice in Spokane County. (2009)

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Mental Health

Psychological well-being is crucial to successful human development because of its strong influence on an individual's work and family life and on one's functioning in the community. Despite an increasing understanding of the fundamental importance of mental health and significant progress on many fronts, policymakers and the general public do not yet fully see the prevention and treatment of mental illness as a mainstream public health issue, nor do they understand fully the benefit to the larger society of investing in helping those with mental illness. More »

Number of Grants: 2

Center for Advancing Health (Washington, D.C.)
$100,000 in support of general operations. (2009)

Duke University School of Medicine Services Effectiveness Research Program (Durham, North Carolina)
$50,000 to support a virtual National Resource Center for Psychiatric Advance Directives. (2009)

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Policy Research

MacArthur’s policy-related grantmaking aims to improve and inform decision making at the federal, state and local levels through general operating support to a small portfolio of organizations across an array of issues and special fiscal, demographic and analytical projects with broad implications for domestic policy. More »

Number of Grants: 30

American Association for the Advancement of Science (Washington, D.C.)
$500,000 to support the Policy Innovation Network. (2009)

Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program (Washington, D.C.)
$750,000 to promote the understanding of and policy guidance about economic changes underway in American cities and metropolitan areas (over two years). (2009)

Center for Law and Social Policy (Washington, D.C.)
$400,000 in support of general operations (over two years). (2009)

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)
$500,000 in support of general operations (over 18 months). (2009)

CHANGE Illinois (Chicago, Illinois)
$100,000 to support public education, coalition building, and policy development efforts. (2009)

Coalition for Evidence-Based Policy (Washington, D.C.)
$485,000 to support an expert advisory committee and a mid-term assessment of The Power of Measuring Social Benefits (over three years). (2009)

Community Builders (Boston, Massachusetts)
$2,000,000 program-Related Investment in support of preservation of affordable rental housing in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions of the United States. (2009)

FrameWorks Institute (Washington, D.C.)
$275,000 to support theme and messaging research for the U.S. Fiscal Future project. (2009)

Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities (Coral Gables, Florida)
$30,000 in support of general operations. (2009)

Harvard University Institute for Quantitative Social Science (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
$750,000 to conduct a cost-benefit analyses of behavioral experiments to develop consumer financial protections (over three years). (2009)

High/Scope Educational Research Foundation (Ypsilanti, Michigan)
$290,000 in support of a cost-benefit analysis of the Preschool Curriculum Comparison Study (over 18 months). (2009)

National Academy of Public Administration Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
$100,000 in support of a supplemental website for the U.S. Fiscal Future project. (2009)

National Affordable Housing Trust (Columbus, Ohio)
$2,000,000 program-Related Investment to support the preservation of affordable rental housing across the U.S. as part of the Window of Opportunity: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing initiative. (2009)

National AIDS Housing Coalition (Washington, D.C.)
$200,000 to increase understanding of scientific evidence about the effectiveness of service-enriched housing in the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS. (2009)

National Bureau of Economic Research (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
$110,000 to prepare research and policy papers and convene a conference on the costs and benefits of crime control and crime prevention (over 18 months). (2009)

National Community Stabilization Trust (Washington, D.C.)
$3,000,000 program-Related Investment to launch the National Community Stabilization Trust as part of the Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation Project. (2009)

National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)
$250,000 in support of the Crime Lab. (2009)

National Women's Law Center (Washington, D.C.)
$150,000 in support of general operations. (2009)

National Women's Law Center (Washington, D.C.)
$300,000 in support of general operations (over two years). (2009)

Office of Oregon Health Policy and Research (Salem, Oregon)
$1,000,000 to support a cost-benefit analysis of the impact of health insurance on low-income people in Oregon (over three years). (2009)

Pew Charitable Trusts (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
$200,000 to support the Partnership for America's Economic Success. (2009)

Public Agenda (New York, New York)
$100,000 to support the design of research for tracking and evaluating the impact of the U.S. Fiscal Future project and initial design for a citizen network around the U.S. Fiscal Future report. (2009)

ShoreBank (Chicago, Illinois)
$1,000,000 program-Related Investment to support the creation of a Working Capital Loan Fund targeted to the Foundation's small and medium sized arts grantees. (2009)

University of Maryland Baltimore County Department of Economics (Baltimore, Maryland)
$200,000 to support the "Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis" (over four years). (2009)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Public Health (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
$500,000 to implement a stated-preference survey of Americans' willingness to pay to eliminate child poverty by 2030 (over two years). (2009)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work (Chapel Hill, North Carolina)
$400,000 to assess the long-term impact of participation in an Individual Development Account program (over 18 months). (2009)

University of Pennsylvania, School of Social Policy & Practice (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
$1,400,000 to expand the use of integrated data systems to support evidence-based policymaking (over three years). (2009)

Urban Institute Tax Policy Center (Washington, D.C.)
$1,350,000 in support of general operations (over three years). (2009)

Urban Institute Tax Policy Center (Washington, D.C.)
$500,000 to develop a model for understanding and averting a catastrophic failure of budget policy. (2009)

Washington State Institute for Public Policy (Olympia, Washington)
$800,000 to advance the use of evidence and cost-benefit analysis in state government policymaking (over two years). (2009)

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Program-Related Investments

In addition to its grantmaking, the Foundation makes program-related investments (PRIs), which are low-cost loans and equity investments provided at below-market rates to support charitable activity. Most of the Foundation’s PRIs are used to support specialized intermediaries known as Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), and to support Window of Opportunity, a $150 million grant and PRI initiative designed to help preserve affordable rental housing across the country. More »

Number of Grants: 4

Community Builders (Boston, Massachusetts)
$2,000,000 program-Related Investment in support of preservation of affordable rental housing in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, and Midwest regions of the United States. (2009)

National Affordable Housing Trust (Columbus, Ohio)
$2,000,000 program-Related Investment to support the preservation of affordable rental housing across the U.S. as part of the Window of Opportunity: Preserving Affordable Rental Housing initiative. (2009)

National Community Stabilization Trust (Washington, D.C.)
$3,000,000 program-Related Investment to launch the National Community Stabilization Trust as part of the Foreclosure Prevention and Mitigation Project. (2009)

ShoreBank (Chicago, Illinois)
$1,000,000 program-Related Investment to support the creation of a Working Capital Loan Fund targeted to the Foundation's small and medium sized arts grantees. (2009)

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