Grantee Profile

Council on Foreign Relations

Grants to Council on Foreign Relations

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Established in 1921, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. The "Project on the New Geopolitics of China, India and Pakistan" aims to identify options to help policymakers, and the broader public, understand what is at stake in Asia, and to recommend steps that would diminish conflict, build trust, and promote stability and prosperity in the region. Funds will be used for partial staff salaries, research-related convening and travel, and publications.

  • $20,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Conservation & Sustainable Development

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Council on Foreign Relations will promote the exchange of technical information and experience that shed light on regulatory protocols for offshore oil drilling and guidelines related to natural disasters and guidelines for safety and spill response in U.S. and Cuban shared waters. The grant will support travel of a U.S. study group of policy and technical experts to Cuba for discussions with counterparts and dissemination of recommendations for concrete bilateral action.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    International Peace & Security

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. Its project, Maintaining Stability at Lower Numbers, will analyze recent trends in the nuclear doctrines and forces of China, France, and the United Kingdom, and develop recommendations on the roles these countries can play in enhancing strategic stability and reducing nuclear weapons over the next five to ten years. Funds will be used for staff salaries, publications, travel, meetings, and outreach and dissemination. The grant fits with MacArthur's approach to effectively address, in a stabilizing manner, the strategic implications of deeper reductions in nuclear arsenals.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Council on Foreign Relations is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher. CFR aims to help its members and the public better understand the world and foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. This project will examine U.S. policy options toward Pakistan as the United States shifts focus from Afghanistan to the Asia-Pacific, and will ultimately recommend implementation of the United States' best approach for dealing with the many challenges posed by Pakistan. Funds will be used for research assistant salaries, research-related convening and travel.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support policy research on security challenges on China's periphery (over two years).

  • $90,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To promote maternal health as a strategic component of U.S. foreign policy.

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To support the Program on International Justice (over two years).

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — To research and identify politically and technically viable options for limiting uranium enrichment in Iran and other countries.

  • $90,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Population & Reproductive Health

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of an international symposium on repositioning maternal health as a crucial global health and foreign policy concern.

  • $525,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of research and outreach to reduce the dangers associated with nuclear weapons and technology (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Council on Foreign Relations $2,525,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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