Grants to MDRC
2012 (Duration 1 year)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK — MDRC is a non-profit, nonpartisan education and social policy research organization dedicated to learning what works to improve programs and policies that affect low-income families. MDRC will develop a compelling new intervention model that builds on prior evidence and experience to improve work-related outcomes and economic security among housing voucher households. In this year-long planning exercise, the research team will confer with other housing and workforce experts, including researchers, practitioners, housing authority staff, HUD officials, and staff from other government agencies at the federal, state and local levels to develop a design for and evaluation of the intervention.
2012 (Duration 4 years)
Community & Economic Development
NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Founded in 1974, MDRC is a policy research and evaluation firm best known for pioneering the application of randomized controlled trials to improve social policies and programs affecting low-income populations. This grant supports a social network analysis as part of the MDRC-led evaluation of the New Communities Program, the Foundation's principal community development strategy: research that will contribute to the Foundation's and the field's understanding of whether and how the New Communities Program's investments in building stronger organizations and strengthening working relationships translate into more effective revitalization activities in the targeted Chicago neighborhoods.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded MDRC $970,000 between 2010 and 2013.