Grants and Projects

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s mission is to increase awareness of the nature and urgency of key fiscal challenges threatening America’s future and to accelerate action on them. The Foundation works with leading policy experts, elected officials, and the public to build support for solutions to put America on a sustainable fiscal path. The Foundation supports innovative projects, through grants and partnerships to educate and engage Americans from a variety of perspectives.

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Featured Grants

Solutions Initiative III

In the third iteration of its Solutions Initiative, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation once again convened policy organizations from across the ideological spectrum to put forward comprehensive plans to improve America’s unsustainable fiscal outlook. Experts from five leading policy organizations each developed specific proposals to set the federal budget on a sustainable, long-term path. The full plans were released and discussed at the Foundation’s 2015 Fiscal Summit: Opportunity for America.

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Up to Us

Up to Us is an annual non-partisan competition sponsored by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) and Net Impact that provides an opportunity for students to raise awareness about America’s long-term fiscal and economic health. In just three years, the Up to Us program has expanded from 10 teams to now include 49 teams in more than 25 states. In the 2015 campaigns, the teams engaged more than 18,000 students through in-person outreach, events, and activities on campus.

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Report: Improving Economic Opportunity & Mobility

In the interest of enriching the discussion on the state of economic opportunity in America today, the Peter G. Peterson Foundation asked two experts, representing different viewpoints, to recommend policy options to foster greater economic opportunity and mobility.

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Why Fiscal Issues Matter in the 2018 Election

This election season is a critical opportunity for candidates to talk to voters about solutions to put us on a better path.


This series of infographics helps put some of today's most pressing fiscal debates in context.