Grants to FrameWorks Institute
2014 (Duration 4 years)
MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions
WASHINGTON, D.C. — FrameWorks Institute combines theory and methodology from cognitive and social sciences to probe public reaction to issues, disseminating its findings and recommendations to policy makers, experts, academics, and non-profit organizations. This grant to the FrameWorks Institute will enable it to further public understanding of complex but critical social issues, such as criminal justice, budgets and taxes, immigration, digital media, and climate change. It will solidify the organization’s financial health, assist it in a transition to a new management structure, and create opportunities for income generating program activities in the future.
2014 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — This grant to the FrameWorks Institute will help immigration experts improve their ability to communicate effectively with the public about reforming the nation’s immigration policies. FrameWorks will create new narratives for leading experts and advocates, enabling them to explain more effectively the challenges posed by the nation’s current immigration policies and to offer pragmatic solutions. It will disseminate the findings of its research phase through a variety of presentations, toolkits, webinars, and intensive study groups designed to integrate these messages into debates to improve the nation’s broken immigration system.
2013 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FrameWorks Institute is an independent nonprofit research organization founded in 1999 to advance the nonprofit sector’s communications capacity by identifying, translating and modeling relevant scholarly research for framing public discourse about social problems. The grant will support the FrameWorks Institute to conduct research and activities to understand what the public currently thinks about immigration, and how, at a time when policymakers and experts are discussing reform, to engage the public productively on immigration policy reform and implementation.
2013 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The FrameWorks Institute is an independent research organization that enhances the non-profit sector’s communications capacity by identifying, translating, and using relevant scholarly research for framing public discourse about social problems. The Foundation has turned to FrameWorks for help and provided project support for what is called Strategic Frame Analysis in several areas. This grant provides general operating support for the organization as it undertakes communications research projects across the spectrum of contemporary issues: education, immigration, juvenile and criminal justice, climate change, mental health, budget and taxes, early childhood development, and more.
2010 (Inactive Grant)
Digital Media & Learning
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support theme and messaging research for the emerging field of digital media and learning (over two years).
2009 (Inactive Grant)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support theme and messaging research for the U.S. Fiscal Future project.
The MacArthur Foundation awarded FrameWorks Institute $2,850,000 between 1983 and 2015.
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