Grantee Profile

New America Foundation

Grants to New America Foundation

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 2 years)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The grant supports two pilot annual reports of the Ranking Digital Rights project, which will assess the world's largest information and communication technology companies on free expression and privacy criteria in the context of international human rights law. The reports will also shed light on how specific elements of legal and political regimes prevent companies from protecting basic human rights in the digital world.

  • $50,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights & International Justice

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This one-year planning grant to New America Foundation's Open Technology Institute will support the development of a new annual ranking of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies on free expression and privacy criteria. While ICT companies – ranging from Internet service providers to social media platforms – exercise growing influence over the political and civil lives of people all over the world, little is often known about their commitment to core human rights issues. The rankings would aim to increase transparency and public knowledge about influential ICT company policies and practices that impact free expression and privacy on the Internet.

  • $160,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Founded in 1999, the New America Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy institute that invests in new thinkers and new ideas to address the next generation of challenges facing the United States. This grant supports a project, Transition: U.S. National Security in 2012 and Beyond, which seeks to provide policymakers and the public with the results of fact-based, non-partisan research and analysis on the most critical foreign policy issues facing the United States. The requested grant would support a series of high-level bipartisan public discussions, during and immediately following the U.S. presidential election. The project is a tripartite collaboration among three Washington-based think tanks; the New America Foundation, the Center for a New American Security, and the American Enterprise Institute. MacArthur and the Carnegie Corporation plan to jointly support the project.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Duration 2 years)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Housed at the New American Foundation, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a bipartisan, non-profit organization that educates the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. It will use this grant to build support for a comprehensive debt reduction plan. Building upon its previous efforts to advance a bipartisan approach, the Committee will continue to provide policy ideas and support to lawmakers, and to build a network of public supporters - business leaders, experts, local leaders and citizens - that seeks to achieve a comprehensive solution to stabilize the debt in the medium term and reduce it in the longer term.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget for The Moment of Truth Project, which seeks a bi-partisan solution to the country's long-term fiscal challenges.

  • $45,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To produce a paper on the implications for ordinary Americans of a failure to address the Federal fiscal crisis.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget to advance a national dialogue aimed at generating solutions to ensure the nation's long-term fiscal future (over two years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded New America Foundation $1,855,000 between 2003 and 2014.

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