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 2019

The Solutions Initiative brings together policy organizations from across the ideological spectrum to put forward comprehensive plans to improve America’s unsustainable fiscal outlook. Experts from seven leading policy organizations each developed specific proposals to set the federal budget on a stronger, more sustainable, long-term path. The full plans were released and discussed at the Foundation’s 2019 Fiscal Summit: Building America's Future.

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US 2050

What will America look like at mid century? US 2050, an initiative of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation and the Ford Foundation, examines and analyzes the multiple demographic, socioeconomic, and fiscal trends that will shape the nation in the decades ahead. Engaging leading scholars in the areas of demographics, poverty, labor economics, macroeconomics, political science, and sociology, US 2050 creates a more comprehensive view of our economic and fiscal future — and the implications for the social and financial well-being of Americans.

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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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Understanding the Coronavirus Crisis

Key fiscal and economic indicators as the nation responds and recovers.

National Debt Clock

See the latest numbers and learn more about the causes of our high and rising debt.