Grantee Profile

Georgetown University

Grants to Georgetown University

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2015 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    Strengthening American Democracy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Its law school hosts renowned centers, institutes, and the nation’s top-ranked clinical program. Georgetown Law’s Voting Rights Institute, established in 2015, is emerging as the locus of coordinated voting rights protection efforts across the nation. The Institute identifies violations of voting rights and trains lawyers to litigate voter protection lawsuits. It offers resources to develop effective case strategies, and provides technology to individual citizens to assist them in exercising their right to vote. These combined efforts safeguard the principle of “one citizen, one vote,” while engaging a new generation of attorneys, experts, and citizens devoted to protecting the franchise.

  • $250,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Georgetown Climate Center (GCC) seeks to advance effective climate, energy, and transportation policies in the United States. GCC proposes to expand the Adaptation Clearinghouse to include reports on implementation. This grant will support evaluating and reporting on progress on the implementation of Adaptation Plans in 17 states, and study adaptation after three extreme weather events to synthesize common themes and problems. The purpose is to identify policies, practices, and actors that are contributing towards the effective implementation of climate adaptation strategies and determine how best to eliminate roadblocks and promote progress.

  • $100,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of the Program on New Approaches to Russian Security (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Georgetown University $1,350,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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