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FrameWorks Institute

Grants to FrameWorks Institute

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 1 year, 4 months)

    Migration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FrameWorks Institute is an independent nonprofit research organization founded in 1999 to advance the nonprofit sector's communications capacity by identifying, translating and modeling relevant scholarly research for framing public discourse about social problems. The grant will support the FrameWorks Institute to conduct research and activities to understand what the public currently thinks about immigration, and how, at a time when policymakers and experts are discussing reform, to engage the public productively on immigration policy reform and implementation.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FrameWorks Institute is an independent research organization that enhances the non-profit sector's communications capacity by identifying, translating, and using relevant scholarly research for framing public discourse about social problems. The Foundation has turned to FrameWorks for help and provided project support for what is called Strategic Frame Analysis in several areas. This grant provides general operating support for the organization as it undertakes communications research projects across the spectrum of contemporary issues: education, immigration, juvenile and criminal justice, climate change, mental health, budget and taxes, early childhood development, and more.

  • $490,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Digital Media & Learning

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support theme and messaging research for the emerging field of digital media and learning (over two years).

  • $275,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support theme and messaging research for the U.S. Fiscal Future project.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded FrameWorks Institute $1,565,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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