Information about select programs, initiatives, and areas of work for which the Foundation is no longer awarding grants
Community & Economic Development
Grantmaking sought to improve quality of life in a range of low-income neighborhoods in Chicago while supporting similar efforts in nine other cities around the country.
Digital Media & Learning
Grantmaking aimed to create more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community
Discovery Grants were awarded for exceptionally creative or innovative projects with high potential impact, but which do not fit into the Foundation's existing programs and strategies.
Girls' Secondary Education in Developing Countries
Grantmaking supported research, policy, and practical interventions that nurtured learner-centered education models and equipped economically marginalized girls with a core set of 21st century skills.
Grantmaking supported juvenile justice reform in 40 states to accelerate a national movement to improve the lives of young people in contact with the law, while enhancing public safety and holding young offenders accountable for their actions.
Grantmaking supported research, policy, and practical interventions to improve the lives of and protections for immigrants and refugees.
Grantmaking supported the development of more effective domestic policy by working to increase the policy impact of the Foundation’s program strategies.
Strengthening American Democracy
Grantmaking supported efforts to modernize election administration, protect voting rights, curb the role of money in politics, and reduce partisanship in Congress.
Explore our past research networks, which were designed to identify a big problem and bring together researchers, practitioners, and policymakers from multiple disciplines to work collaboratively over an extended period of time.