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The Peter G. Peterson Foundation offers grants for organizations to build awareness and develop solutions to our fiscal policy challenges. Apply now.
Hope Street Group was launched in 2003 by a group of young professionals from a wide range of industries – and political leanings – who were deeply concerned about the future of the American Dream, our global competitiveness, and the direction and tone of our public policy debate. They believed there was tremendous untapped capacity outside of government, and that the people most likely to feel the impact of policies had a critical role to play in developing and advocating for real-world, practical solutions.
In January 2013, a series of tax increases and spending cuts are slated to go into effect automatically and all at once. Many are calling this major fiscal policy shift the "Fiscal Cliff." If all of the changes are allowed to proceed, future budget deficits would be substantially reduced. However, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has forecast that the economy would be thrown into recession in 2013 — an outcome that threatens our still-fragile economic recovery.
The Center for Strategic & International Studies is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding ways to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world. CSIS has become one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions focused on defense and security; regional stability; and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration.
AmericaSpeaks' mission is to reinvigorate American Democracy by engaging citizens in the public decision-making that most impacts their lives. Their vision is that the public's business will be conducted differently — that by developing a rich national infrastructure for democratic deliberation, they aim to provide the public with a real voice in our nation's governance.
Be the Change, Inc. is a nonprofit that creates national issue based campaigns by organizing coalitions of non-profits, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, private sector and civic leaders, academics, and citizens. Vibrant coalitions, collaborative policymaking, bipartisan advocacy, and galvanizing events and online outreach are hallmarks of Be the Change, Inc. campaigns. Their combined grasstops and grassroots approach engages well-known voices in entertainment, retail, government, and philanthropy-and, through their megaphones, Americans of all ages and backgrounds. ServiceNation, the first campaign launched from Be the Change, Inc.'s platform with over 270 organizations in its coalition, helped to achieve the strongly bi-partisan Kennedy Serve America Act -- the greatest expansion of national service in our country in 60 years.
Up to Us is a nationwide college campus competition for students to build a movement to raise awareness and engagement on America's long-term fiscal and economic challenges.
The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is providing a $1 million grant to the newly established Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.