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
2009
America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth $1,000,000
Project Description:

To support the development of a youth curriculum to expand the teaching of financial literacy to middle and high school students across the country.

Website:http://www.americaspromise.org
See all America's Promise - The Alliance for Youth grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
AmericaSpeaks $50,000
Project Description:

To support providing citizens with a greater opportunity for civic engagement around critical issues and deliberation over complex fiscal policy issues.

Website:http://www.americaspeaks.org
See all AmericaSpeaks grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
Be The Change, Inc. $250,000
Project Description:

To support the ServiceNation Presidential Candidates Forum and Summit and a national Day of Action to increase national service opportunities and strengthen civic culture.

Website:http://www.bethechangeinc.org
See all Be The Change, Inc. grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
Center for the Study of the Presidency $700,000
Project Description:

To support a comprehensive net assessment to help guide the new President in developing a strategic roadmap for addressing and confronting the nation's most urgent challenges.

Website:http://www.thepresidency.org
See all Center for the Study of the Presidency grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
Concord Coalition Corp. $1,500,000
Project Description:

To support the Fiscal Wake Up Tour, a series of town hall meetings conducted across the country designed to engage and educate the public on the nation's long-term fiscal outlook.

Website:http://www.concordcoalition.org
See all Concord Coalition Corp. grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
Conference Board Inc. $1,000,000
Project Description:

To support the enlistment of senior corporate executives and next generation business leaders in fiscal reform efforts, online outreach, and events focused on long-term fiscal challenges.

Website:http://www.ced.org
See all Conference Board Inc. grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
Emory University $600,000
Project Description:

To support the creation of the Center for Entitlement Reform, a research center that analyzes factors responsible for increased federal entitlement spending and formulates new approaches for achieving better health care value.

See all Emory University grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
National Academy of Public Administration $325,000
Project Description:

To support the development of Budgetball, a "fiscal sport" for use in promoting financial and fiscal literacy among college students.

Website:http://www.napawash.org
See all National Academy of Public Administration grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
National Academy of Public Administration $458,671
Project Description:

To support the implementation of Budgetball on college and university campuses across the United States and a 2009 "Budgetball on the Mall" event in Washington, D.C.

Website:http://www.napawash.org
See all National Academy of Public Administration grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
National Academy of Sciences $945,000
Project Description:

To support the Institute of Medicine's efforts to draw attention to opportunities to improve value and reduce the costs of health care in the United States through public meetings at the National Academies and a publication summarizing their discussion and findings.

Website:http://www.nationalacademies.org
See all National Academy of Sciences grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
National Academy of Social Insurance $35,000
Project Description:

To support a national conference to promote and facilitate improving social insurance programs and the health care financing system and encourage fiscal responsibility and economic growth.

Website:http://www.nasi.org
See all National Academy of Social Insurance grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship $295,000
Project Description:

To support the development of curricula for elementary and secondary school students in low-income areas to increase financial literacy.

Website:http://www.nfte.com
See all Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
New America Foundation $1,250,000
Project Description:

To support the Peterson-Pew Commission on Budget Reform at the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget to evaluate and make recommendations to improve the federal budget process.

Website:http://newamerica.net/
See all New America Foundation grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
Nuclear Threat Initiative $3,000,000
Project Description:

To support the establishment of the World Institute for Nuclear Security, a new international organization to help nuclear security practitioners implement more effective and efficient programs to secure nuclear materials.

Website:http://www.nti.org
See all Nuclear Threat Initiative grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics $100,000
Project Description:

To support a study and roundtable on the magnitude and impact of growing global public debts and identify possible implications for the world economy and the United States.

Website:http://www.piie.com
See all Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics $50,000
Project Description:

To support efforts to broaden public understanding of globalization and the risks of shortsighted economic and fiscal policies.

Website:http://www.piie.com
See all Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
Pro Publica, Inc. $49,000
Project Description:

To support the ProPublica Prizes for Investigative Governance, honoring outstanding work in investigative reporting by governmental bodies in the United States.

Website:http://www.propublica.org
See all Pro Publica, Inc. grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
Public Agenda Foundation Inc. $500,000
Project Description:

To support the expansion of "Students Face Up to the Nation's Finances," an initiative designed to engage college students across the nation on America's fiscal challenges.

Website:http://www.publicagenda.org
See all Public Agenda Foundation Inc. grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
The Altarum Institute $35,000
Project Description:

To support the June 2009 conference for scholars, health policy experts, and media to examine and increase awareness of key health challenges that are linked to America's fiscal crisis.

Website:http://www.altarum.org
See all The Altarum Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
The Brookings Institution $50,000
Project Description:

To support the Budget for National Priorities Project, an accessible analysis of the country's fiscal situation that documents the problem and features possible solutions.

Website:http://www.brookings.org
See all The Brookings Institution grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
The Common Good Institute $45,000
Project Description:

To support the development and operation of an online policy forum, "NewTalk," that will enable experts to engage in conversation about the most pressing domestic issues facing America's future, including our economic and fiscal challenges.

Website:http://www.cgood.org
See all The Common Good Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
The State of the USA, Inc. $400,000
Project Description:

To support the development of measures for assessing key fiscal conditions and trends in the United States that will allow Americans to assess the nation's progress on pressing issues.

Website:http://www.stateoftheusa.org
See all The State of the USA, Inc. grants
Peterson Foundation
2009
Transatlantic Futures Inc. $40,000
Project Description:

To support the development of multimedia content designed to provide innovative ways to address economic and social challenges threatening America's future.

Website:http://www.theglobalist.com
See all Transatlantic Futures Inc. grants

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