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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Grants

Awarding Organization Year Grantee Amount ($) Description
Peterson Foundation
2021
American Enterprise Institute $40,000
Project Description:

To develop resources for the Student Debt Smarter program to educate young people about public policies that affect college financing

Website:http://www.aei.org
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Peterson Foundation
2021
American Enterprise Institute $25,000
Project Description:

To support the 2020 Annual Irving Kristol Award Dinner

Website:http://www.aei.org
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Peterson Foundation
2021
Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation $250,000
Project Description:

To support the execution of Up to Us™, a nationwide non-partisan initiative empowering college students to educate and engage their peers on America's fiscal challenges and the impact on their future

Website:http://www.clintonfoundation.org
See all Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation grants
Peterson Foundation
2021
Bipartisan Policy Center $5,000
Project Description:

To support the 2020 Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program.

Website:http://www.bipartisanpolicy.org
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Peterson Foundation
2021
Bipartisan Policy Center $1,500,000
Project Description:

To produce bipartisan research and analysis on fiscal and economic policy solutions, including policies to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Website:http://www.bipartisanpolicy.org
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Peterson Foundation
2021
Business Executives for National Security $25,000
Project Description:

To support the general operations

Website:http://www.bens.org
See all Business Executives for National Security grants
Peterson Foundation
2021
Center for American Progress $40,000
Project Description:

To develop resources for the Student Debt Smarter program to educate young people about public policies that affect college financing

Website:http://www.americanprogress.org
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Peterson Foundation
2021
Center for American Progress $5,000
Project Description:

To support the 2020 Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program.

Website:http://www.americanprogress.org
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Peterson Foundation
2021
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget $5,000
Project Description:

To support the 2020 Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program.

Website:http://www.crfb.org
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Peterson Foundation
2021
Council for Economic Education $245,000
Project Description:

To create a high school curriculum on fiscal and economic principles, including lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic

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Peterson Foundation
2021
Council for Economic Education $25,000
Project Description:

To support the 2020 Visionary Awards, which honors leaders in the economic and financial education field.

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Peterson Foundation
2021
Economic Policy Institute $5,000
Project Description:

To support the 2020 Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program.

Website:http://www.epi.org
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Peterson Foundation
2021
Economic Policy Institute $500,000
Project Description:

To support public education, engagement and research on fiscal policy

Website:http://www.epi.org
See all Economic Policy Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2021
Fiscal Challenge $44,000
Project Description:

To support a competition for college students to develop budget plans that stabilize federal debt as a share of the economy over the long term

See all Fiscal Challenge grants
Peterson Foundation
2021
Independent Sector $25,000
Project Description:

To support a conference convening nonprofit leaders to discuss public policy challenges and opportunities facing the nonprofit sector.

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Peterson Foundation
2021
Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Inc. $25,000
Project Description:

To support the Future of Black Communities Leadership Summit

Website:http://www.jointcenter.org
See all Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, Inc. grants
Peterson Foundation
2021
Kaiser Family Foundation $5,000
Project Description:

To support the 2020 Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program.

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Peterson Foundation
2021
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research $174,000
Project Description:

To develop policy research papers on fiscal issues and solutions

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Peterson Foundation
2021
NABE Foundation of the National Association for Business Economics $20,000
Project Description:

To support the NABE Foundation's 2020 Annual Meeting, a national event convening policymakers and business leaders to discuss fiscal and economic issues

See all NABE Foundation of the National Association for Business Economics grants
Peterson Foundation
2021
NALEO Educational Fund $25,000
Project Description:

To support the NALEO Virtual Leadership and Public Policy Academy for State Legislators

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Peterson Foundation
2021
National Academy of Social Insurance $15,000
Project Description:

To support an event honoring the public service of former economic and fiscal policymakers.

Website:http://www.nasi.org
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Peterson Foundation
2021
National Tax Association $10,000
Project Description:

To support the annual Spring Symposium

Website:http://www.ntanet.org
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Peterson Foundation
2021
National Tax Association $10,000
Project Description:

To support the annual Conference on Taxation

Website:http://www.ntanet.org
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Peterson Foundation
2021
Net Impact $3,070,000
Project Description:

To support the execution of Up to Us™, a nationwide non-partisan initiative empowering college students to educate and engage their peers on America's fiscal challenges and the impact on their future.

Website:http://www.netimpact.org
See all Net Impact grants
Peterson Foundation
2021
New York City Partnership Foundation, Inc. $2,803,000
Project Description:

To support the economic recovery of New York City and small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic

See all New York City Partnership Foundation, Inc. grants

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