Grantee Profile

Research Foundation of the City University of New York

Grants to Research Foundation of the City University of New York

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The National Network for Safe Communities (the Network) is a coalition of police chiefs, prosecutors, community leaders, mayors and others from more than 60 cities dedicated to adapting a successful gun-violence reduction model piloted in Boston and Cincinnati. Founded in 2009 by The John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York, the Network encourages that these policing and prosecutorial methods become the norm for law enforcement and criminal justice responses to violence. This renewal funding supports services to Network member cities such as direct technical assistance, publications, conferences, and other meetings.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Research Foundation of the City University of New York will use this grant to deepen the work of the State Budget Crisis Task Force, which was created to analyze the extent of state fiscal challenges and identify viable strategies for improving state financial conditions. In the initial phase, the Task Force produced an in-depth diagnosis of the principal threats to fiscal sustainability in six representative states, including Illinois. The Research Foundation will engage researchers, policy experts, advocates, and policymakers to identify solutions to structural problems and highlight the tools necessary to ensure improved budget management, transparency, and long-term fiscal sustainability.

  • $37,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is the fiscal agent for John Jay College, home of the Research and Evaluation Center, which assists public and private agencies by conducting research and evaluation studies. The Center will use this grant to hold a roundtable meeting with academic researchers and juvenile justice experts and produce a white paper on the feasibility of a national system for monitoring the progress and impact of juvenile justice reform.

  • $1,800,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 3 years)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Founded in 1965, and led since 2004 by Dr. Jeremy Travis, the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of the City University of New York is a leading center for learning and innovation in criminal justice. This grant supports the Chicago Violence Reduction Strategy, a national police reform demonstration addressing high levels of gun violence in city neighborhoods. It will be used to provide technical assistance to the Chicago Police Department and collaborating criminal justice agencies as they develop and implement the Initiative's coordinated and intensified law enforcement strategies, which are the principal suppression components of the Foundation's anti-violence program.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Research Foundation is a task force co-chaired by former Lieutenant Governor of New York Richard Ravitch and former Federal Reserve Board chairman Paul Volcker that will study the causes and implications of growing state structural deficits, and champion its findings and recommendations to policymakers and stakeholders. The study will quantify the structural deficits in five representative states; document the ways in which their fiscal and budgeting systems foster widening revenue/expense gaps that put essential investments and services at risk; and develop and promote budgeting and fiscal management practices that would improve states' long-term fiscal performance.

  • $600,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of the Chicago Violence Reduction Initiative.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support a police reform demonstration project in Chicago.

  • $375,500Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support the National Network for Safe Communities (over three years).

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of a conference examining the role of university scholarship in promoting public understanding of terrorism and responses to terrorism.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Research Foundation of the City University of New York $4,062,500 between 2003 and 2014.

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