Grantee Profile

Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government

Grants to Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 1 year)

    None

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — This grant to Harvard's Hauser Institute for Civil Society supports its Initiative for Responsible Investment (IRI): an applied research center focused on issues underlying financial markets' ability to promote wealth creation while building a stronger society and a healthier environment. As part of its work to build the impact-investing ecosystem, IRI will help stakeholder groups in cities such as government, social investors and social and nonprofit organizations understand how to deploy public and private capital for community economic development more effectively, and undertake research on domestic and global efforts to design and implement effective impact-investing policy.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government will use this grant to launch the Mayoral Performance Analytics Initiative, an effort to document and share promising new techniques and technologies for using large municipal data sets to identify trends and shape more effective public policies. Project staff will create a platform to connect public sector leaders who are developing new ways to use data to build better programs and policies, conduct fieldwork in model sites with advanced data analytics projects, and produce and disseminate a series of publications to help document and spread promising ideas and tools nationwide.

  • $320,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — To evaluate the impact of the AmericaSpeaks national discussion on the nation's fiscal challenges.

  • $25,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    None

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of the work of Professor John Ruggie, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises.

  • $75,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — In support of three housing policy case studies.

  • $56,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Community & Economic Development

    CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS — For an inquiry on the evaluation of community interventions (over six months).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government $1,026,000 between 2002 and 2015.

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