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.

Learn how to apply for grant funding.

Grants

Awarding Organization Year Grantee Amount ($) Description
Peterson Foundation
2017
Yale University $2,000,000
Project Description:

To support the Yale Program on Financial Stability’s development of fiscal, monetary, and regulatory measures to aid in the prevention, management, and resolution of financial crises

See all Yale University grants
Peterson Foundation
2016
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars $400,000
Project Description:

To support a new version of the budget game Fiscal Ship, which challenges players to put the federal budget on a sustainable course.

Website:https://www.wilsoncenter.org/
See all Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars grants
Peterson Foundation
2010
WNET.org $1,000,000
Project Description:

To support "Our Unsustainable Future," a special year-long media initiative to address the critical fiscal issues that will determine the outcome of America's future.

Website:http://www.wnet.org
See all WNET.org grants
Peterson Foundation
2019
Williams College $55,000
Project Description:

To support the US 2050 project, which will explore demographic, fiscal, and socioeconomic trends that will shape the U.S. in the decades ahead

Website:http://www.williams.edu
See all Williams College grants
Peterson Foundation
2014
Urban Institute $4,500
Project Description:

To support the 2014 Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program.

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2014
Urban Institute $450,000
Project Description:

To support expanded capacity of the Tax Policy Center to analyze tax reform policies

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2014
Urban Institute $38,949
Project Description:

To support a joint paper on corporate tax reform.

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2015
Urban Institute $4,500
Project Description:

To support the 2015 Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program.

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2015
Urban Institute $989,760
Project Description:

To support the development of an integrated research model of federal taxes and spending.

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2016
Urban Institute $4,500
Project Description:

To support the 2016 Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program.

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2016
Urban Institute $1,000,000
Project Description:

To support technical improvements to the Tax Policy Center’s models and expanded capacity for analyzing macroeconomic effects of tax reform and the effectiveness of tax policy

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2017
Urban Institute $4,500
Project Description:

To support the 2017 Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program.

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2018
Urban Institute $4,500
Project Description:

To support the 2018 Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program.

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2018
Urban Institute $186,395
Project Description:

To support the Kids' Share Project, which measures spending on children in the federal budget

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2018
Urban Institute $252,938
Project Description:

To support research examining the relationship between tax rates and tax expenditures in proposals to reform individual and corporate income taxes

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2018
Urban Institute $240,000
Project Description:

To support the development and analysis of new fiscal measurements to improve the understanding of America’s fiscal outlook

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2019
Urban Institute $876,000
Project Description:

To support Tax Policy Center's quantitative analysis of tax expenditures and explanation of the associated policy issues

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2019
Urban Institute $46,819
Project Description:

To support the US 2050 project, which will explore demographic, fiscal, and socioeconomic trends that will shape the U.S. in the decades ahead

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2019
Urban Institute $44,872
Project Description:

To support the US 2050 project, which will explore demographic, fiscal, and socioeconomic trends that will shape the U.S. in the decades ahead

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2019
Urban Institute $44,743
Project Description:

To support the US 2050 project, which will explore demographic, fiscal, and socioeconomic trends that will shape the U.S. in the decades ahead

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2019
Urban Institute $48,612
Project Description:

To support the US 2050 project, which will explore demographic, fiscal, and socioeconomic trends that will shape the U.S. in the decades ahead

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2019
Urban Institute $48,404
Project Description:

To support the US 2050 project, which will explore demographic, fiscal, and socioeconomic trends that will shape the U.S. in the decades ahead

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2019
Urban Institute $5,000
Project Description:

To support the 2019 Peter G. Peterson Foundation Fiscal Internship Program.

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2020
Urban Institute $190,000
Project Description:

To support Kids' Share, a project measuring spending on children in the federal budget

See all Urban Institute grants
Peterson Foundation
2020
Urban Institute $230,000
Project Description:

To develop and analyze fiscal measurements to improve the understanding of America’s fiscal outlook

See all Urban Institute grants

Expert Views: Inflation, Interest & the National Debt

We asked experts with diverse views from across the political spectrum to share their perspectives.

National Debt Clock

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