Grantee Profile

Migration Policy Institute

Grants to Migration Policy Institute

  • $1,000,000

    2015 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Migration Policy Institute (MPI), founded in 2001, is the nation's leading independent think tank dedicated to analysis of the movement of people worldwide. This final renewal award for general operating support enables MPI to conduct rigorous, nonpartisan, evidence-based research and policy analysis that promotes good governance in the migration field. MPI's major analytic emphases during the award period include the implementation of legalization executive actions and their potential impacts on the U.S. unauthorized immigrant population; humanitarian protection systems and the migration of children and families from Central America; and assessing the changing assumptions underlying any future U.S. immigration reform legislation.

  • $150,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This grant supports an expert consultative process and a convening aimed at gathering and showcasing state-of-the-art evidence on the relationship between migration and development. The project includes the production and broad dissemination of a set of policy briefs on ten to fifteen migration policy topics that summarize the state of thinking in the field. The project’s anticipated impact include clarification of the state of knowledge in the field and providing New York-based UN delegations with broader common understanding of key issues in advance of the Second High-Level Dialogue on Migration and Development, to be held at the UN General Assembly in September 2013.

  • $1,800,000

    2012 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is the leading non-partisan policy research institute dedicated to the study of migration. MPI has a prominent and influential voice in immigration policy debates, convenes expert meetings, produces policy briefings, and operates an online compendium of migration statistics and analysis. This grant provides general operating support so that MPI can continue its leadership role in U.S. immigration policy research and analysis, as well as in migration dialogue and cooperation among the United States, Mexico and Central America. The grant will be used to cover operating expenses, including staff salaries, travel, conferences, rent, and communication costs.

  • $1,600,000

    2009 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of a program on migrants, migration and development (over three years).

  • $4,000,000

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of a working capital reserve, endowment fund, and technology upgrade.

  • $240,000

    2007 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support a series of educational seminars on migration for policymakers from Mexico and the United States.

  • $960,000

    2006 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of research and translation efforts for policymakers on the impacts of migration on development and on international governance of migration (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Migration Policy Institute $9,750,000 between 1978 and 2017.

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