Grantee Profile

National Opinion Research Center (NORC)

Grants to National Opinion Research Center (NORC)

  • $407,000

    2015 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

    What We're Exploring: Cities, Information, and Governance

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — ORC at the University of Chicago (NORC) was founded in 1941 as a nonprofit social science research and public policy organization dedicated to conducting high-quality research in the public interest. Based in Chicago with offices in multiple cities across the country, NORC's experts span a wide range of topics including public health, psychology, economics, education, and statistics. NORC has developed a research project with Get IN Chicago (GIC)-a partnership among Chicago-based corporations and private foundations that have pledged $50 million to anti-violence efforts-to evaluate seven mentoring programs funded by GIC that have a primary goal of preventing young people from engaging in violence. The grant will support a two-year, quasi-experimental evaluation of the programs, which use a variety of approaches, to identify promising mentoring interventions targeting at-risk youths.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Crime Lab.

  • $1,112,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of a longitudinal study of public housing residents and their experiences of relocation, services, and effects.

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the Cultural Infrastructure Project to study the impact of capital campaigns on arts organizations undertaking building projects.

  • $225,000Active Strategy

    2008 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of a study of relocating leaseholders of the Chicago Housing Authority.

  • $252,000Active Strategy

    2007 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of research on the regional effects of globalization on job quality and volatility and worker inequality and insecurity (over two years).

  • $150,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of a research design for a panel survey of current and former residents of public housing in Chicago.

  • $400,000Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of a longitudinal study of public housing residents and their experiences of relocation, services, and resettlement.

  • $95,200Active Strategy

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of the development and production of a scholarly compilation of research on the transformation of Chicago's public housing.

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Housing

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of a study of relocation and resettlement among public housing residents.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded National Opinion Research Center (NORC) $3,541,200 between 1978 and 2016.

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