Grantee Profile

Urban InstituteTax Policy Center

Grants to Urban InstituteTax Policy Center

  • $750,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This grant supports the launch of the Urban Institute’s State and Local Finance Initiative, which aims to inform public understanding and strengthen decision making in the area of state and local finance. At a time when state and local governments are facing enormous fiscal stress and leaders are faced with difficult budget decisions, researchers at the Urban Institute and the Tax Policy Center are embarking on an effort to provide reliable, nonpartisan data and analysis about state and local budget challenges, potential solutions, and competing alternatives so that officials and citizens can better understand and evaluate available options.

  • $2,000,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Tax Policy Center, a joint venture between the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution, was founded in 2002 to provide policymakers, the media, and the public with clear and nonpartisan information about tax policy and understandable explanations and analyses of the implications of policy alternatives. This grant provides the Center with flexible operating support to continue to inform policy debates with credible research and analysis of tax and budget policy issues at a time when the domestic policy debate is marked by increasing interest in deficit reduction and tax reform.

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To examine the implications for states of federal tax reform.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To establish an operating reserve, invest in core research infrastructure, and develop a strategic plan (over two years).

  • $500,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To develop a model for understanding and averting a catastrophic failure of budget policy.

  • $1,350,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of general operations (over three years).

  • $900,000Active Strategy

    2006 (Inactive Grant)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of general operations (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Urban InstituteTax Policy Center $6,750,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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