Grantee Profile

Brookings Institution

Grants to Brookings Institution

  • $1,000,000

    2016 (Duration 1 year, 11 months)

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

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Brookings Institution (Brookings) is a nonprofit public policy organization that conducts high-quality, independent research and provides innovative, practical recommendations that advance three goals: strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security, and opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous, and cooperative international system. To mark its centenary in 2016, Brookings established the Centennial Scholar Initiative to promote collaborative research, innovative thinking, high-impact recommendations, and policy entrepreneurship across the organization. The inaugural Centennial Scholar is Bruce Katz, founding director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings and a longtime Foundation grantee. This grant supports the launch of the Project on 21st Century City Governance. As one of three major strands of work under the Initiative, it focuses on exploring the new international wave of city-led problem solving and helping to catalyze new, innovative forms of city and metropolitan governance around the globe.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 2 years, 5 months)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research to provide innovative, practical recommendations. This grant would provide support for its project to prevent the next wave of proliferation. It would consist of three components - (1) the Iran nuclear issue; (2) the role of Russia and China in dealing with proliferation; and (3) the likelihood that the potential "next tier" of nuclear-armed states will opt to acquire their own nuclear deterrents.

  • $197,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This grant to the Brookings-London School of Economics Project on Internal Displacement will support a convening on planned relocation at which experts will develop guidance, best practices, and a handbook for governments facing planned relocation due to the impact of climate change. The Project will produce a discrete set of recommendations for governments facing imminent or inevitable climate-induced migration, enabling policymakers to plan relocations in a safe and humane manner.

  • $2,000,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years, 11 months)

    Policy Research

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Brookings Institution uses independent, fact-based research to generate recommendations to improve the governance of local, national and global communities. MacArthur has supported its work on various domestic and international issues: immigration, U.S. and global education, human rights, energy, global security, community development, nuclear proliferation, cities and metropolitan areas, foreign policy studies, and more. Along with a December 2013 International Programs companion grant, this grant contributes to the Second Century Campaign to increase Brookings’ endowment, and establish an Endowed Metropolitan Policy Program Impact Fund.

  • $300,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    Migration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This grant to the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program will support research on the implementation of the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which offers immigration status to certain undocumented youth. The project will analyze the behavior of immigrants eligible for DACA; the role of non-governmental organizations in identifying and assisting applicants; and the actions of the federal agency charged with implementing the program. Drawing on this data and analysis, the Metropolitan Policy Program will issue policy recommendations to guide future legalization programs for undocumented immigrants.

  • $1,000,000Active Strategy

    2013 (Duration 4 years, 11 months)

    Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education (CUE) works to develop and disseminate effective solutions to the many challenges that prevent children in developing countries from accessing universal quality education. The center provides a forum for on-going policy debates, independent research, and dialogue that works to highlight and advance the global education agenda. CUE focuses in three primary areas of work: (1) help to increase resources allocated to global education, improve the effectiveness of those resources, and identify opportunities to scale and replicate successful initiatives; (2) influence the global education agenda particularly in the lead up to the post-2015 development agenda; and (3) advanced quality education for marginalized groups. This award endows the Center Director position in order to foster long-term sustainability of the Center’s work.

  • $350,000Active Strategy

    2012 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The grant will support a collaborative project between the Brookings Institution and the Makerere University-based Economic Policy Research Centre to advance a transparent and participatory system of oil governance in Uganda. Activities will include conducting a baseline socio-economic survey in the Albertine region, as well as strategic convenings and the creation of policy recommendations.

  • $650,000

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of general operations.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support the Geopolitics and Scarcity: Energy and Resource Competition Among the Major and Rising Powers project (over two years).

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To establish the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Brookings Institution $6,647,000 between 1978 and 2016.

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