Grantee Profile

Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

Grants to Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 4 years)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Roosevelt Campus Network, a project of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, is the largest national student policy organization. With a robust chapter network of 120 college campuses in 38 states, the Campus Network is informing, training and empowering a cadre of young leaders, and helping translate their ideas into concrete policy change in communities across the country. This grant will enable the Campus Network to create a cash reserve, to modernize its data and communications infrastructure, and to initiate a Network-wide strategic planning process.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year, 6 months)

    Policy Research

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — The Roosevelt Institute is a non-profit organization focused on developing progressive ideas and leadership to restore America's promise of opportunity for all. The Institute—in partnership with Joseph Stiglitz of the Columbia University and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development—will pursue a major, multi-year effort to contribute to the development and implementation of an agenda to reduce inequality, including research activities, convenings and strategies to educate policymakers, decision makers, and influencers about rising economic inequality, its consequences, and solutions; and produce a draft agenda to reduce inequality that outlines concrete policy solutions and implementation steps.

  • $700,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years, 2 months)

    Policy Research

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — This grant to the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute supports the Roosevelt Campus Network, the country's largest national student policy organization. With a robust chapter network of nearly 140 college campuses, the Campus Network is engaging young people in activism that empowers them as leaders and promotes their ideas for change. The Roosevelt Campus Network will use this operating support to add chapters, mobilize chapters around leading policy issues such as inequality, expand its presence in targeted states, starting in Illinois, and deepen engagement with its members and alumni.

  • $700,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Founded in 2004, the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network is the country's largest student policy organization. With a robust chapter network of more than 100 college campuses, the Campus Network is made up of more than 10,000 student members who are taking action on their ideas and creating an impact in their communities. This grant provides flexible operating funds to support the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network in its next stage of growth, as it adds new chapters, engages in state and local policy issues, amplifies the youth voice in national debates, and creates mechanisms for sustained youth engagement.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of the Roosevelt Institute Campus Network and the project Think 2040: Millennial Visioning to Tackle America's Long-Term Challenges (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute $2,850,000 between 2002 and 2014.

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