Grantee Profile

Aspen Institute, Congressional Program

Grants to Aspen Institute, Congressional Program

  • $1,200,000

    2014 (Inactive Grant)

    American Democracy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — This grant will provide continued support to the Aspen Institute Congressional Program, which invites serving members of Congress across the political spectrum to participate in open, off-the-record discussions with academic and policy experts from leading think tanks and universities. The conversational settings provided by the Institute support frank and open discussion; as such they serve important goals related to strengthening democratic practices in the U.S. Funds will be used for staffing and project costs.

  • $1,800,000

    2011 (Inactive Grant)

    American Democracy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Each year, the Aspen Institute Congressional Program brings together Senators and Members of the House of Representatives from both parties to discuss complex topics and explore policy alternatives in relaxed, off-the-record conversations. The Program holds four conferences and study tours each year, along with a series of bi-monthly breakfasts held in the Capitol Building. The conferences and study tours provide an environment where participants can learn together from experts and talk candidly about important issues. Over the next three years, the focus topics will be energy, U.S.-China relations, the Islamic World, international development, and educational reform.

  • $1,500,000

    2005 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — In support of the Congressional Program (over three years).

  • $1,500,000

    2002 (Inactive Grant)

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

  • $1,200,000

    1999 (Inactive Grant)

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — For seminars to educate members of Congress on foreign policy issues (over three years).

  • $1,200,000

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    Human Rights

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

  • $1,200,000

    1993 (Inactive Grant)

    International Peace & Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — To support the congressional education program in promoting leadership on foreign policy (over three years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Aspen Institute, Congressional Program $9,600,000 between 1978 and 2018.

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