Grantee Profile

Brookings Institution

Grants to Brookings Institution

  • $197,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Inactive Grant)


    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To provide guidance for governments and international actors on planning for relocations as a form of adaptation to climate change.

  • $450,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 3 years)

    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.

  • $2,000,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 4 years)

    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)


    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 5 years)

    Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To endow partially the position of Center Director at the Center for Universal Education (over five years).

  • $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).

  • $650,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)


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

  • $250,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

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

  • $200,000Active Strategy

    2010 (Inactive Grant)

    Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support research and a task force to advance an agenda for secondary education in developing countries, with a focus on girls (over 18 months).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Brookings Institution $5,497,000 between 2002 and 2015.

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