The Peter G. Peterson Foundation's mission is to increase public awareness of the nature and urgency of key economic challenges threatening America's future. The Foundation supports innovative projects, both through grants and special initiatives that partner the Foundation with selected organizations.
Peter G. Peterson Foundation Grantees
The Altarum Institute is a nonprofit health systems research and consulting organization. Altarum integrates independent research and client-centered consulting to create comprehensive, systems-based solutions that improve health. With the rigor of the finest research institution, consulting skills honed over more than six decades, and an abiding commitment to the public interest, Altarum Institute enables better care and better health for all people.
Founded in 1997 with General Colin Powell as Chairman and chaired today by Alma Powell, America’s Promise Alliance is a cross-sector partnership of 400+ corporations, nonprofits, faith-based organizations and advocacy groups that are passionate about improving lives and changing outcomes for children. They have made a top priority of ensuring that all young people graduate from high school ready for college, work and life.
The American Action Forum is a forward-looking policy institute dedicated to keeping America strong, free and prosperous. It seeks to promote common-sense, innovative, and solutions-based policies that will reform government, challenge out-dated assumptions, and create a smaller, smarter government that will serve its citizens better.
The American Enterprise Institute sponsors original research on the world economy, U.S. foreign policy and international security, and domestic political and social issues. AEI is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of a free society — limited government, competitive private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and vigilant defense — through rigorous inquiry, debate, and writing.
ASPA is the leading public service organization that:
- - advances the art, science, teaching, and practice of public and non-profit administration;
- - promotes the value of joining and elevating the public service profession;
- - builds bridges among all who pursue public purposes;
- - provides networking and professional development opportunities to those committed to public service values; and
- - achieves innovative solutions to the challenges of governance.
AmericaSpeaks' mission is to reinvigorate American Democracy by engaging citizens in the public decision-making that most impacts their lives. Their vision is that the public's business will be conducted differently — that by developing a rich national infrastructure for democratic deliberation, they aim to provide the public with a real voice in our nation's governance.
AtlanticLIVE events integrate the power of The Atlantic brand with thought leaders and engaged audiences to bring current critical issues to life through intelligent conversations. AtlanticLIVE events are characterized by meaningful content, unique perspectives, and first-class execution by a dedicated team of professionals.
Be the Change, Inc. is a nonprofit that creates national issue based campaigns by organizing coalitions of non-profits, social entrepreneurs, policymakers, private sector and civic leaders, academics, and citizens. Vibrant coalitions, collaborative policymaking, bipartisan advocacy, and galvanizing events and online outreach are hallmarks of Be the Change, Inc. campaigns. Their combined grasstops and grassroots approach engages well-known voices in entertainment, retail, government, and philanthropy-and, through their megaphones, Americans of all ages and backgrounds. ServiceNation, the first campaign launched from Be the Change, Inc.'s platform with over 270 organizations in its coalition, helped to achieve the strongly bi-partisan Kennedy Serve America Act -- the greatest expansion of national service in our country in 60 years.
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a non-profit organization that was established in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell to develop and promote solutions that can attract public support and political momentum in order to achieve real progress. The BPC acts as an incubator for policy efforts that engage top political figures, advocates, academics and business leaders in the art of principled compromise.
The Brookings Institution is a nonprofit public policy organization based in Washington, DC. Their mission is to conduct high-quality, independent research and, based on that research, to provide innovative, practical recommendations that advance three broad goals:
- -strengthen American democracy;
- -foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and
- -secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system.
The Center for American Progress is dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through progressive ideas and action. Building on the achievements of progressive pioneers such as President Theodore Roosevelt and The Reverend Martin Luther King, their work addresses 21st-century challenges such as energy, national security, economic growth and opportunity, immigration, education, and healthcare.
The Center for Strategic & International Studies is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to finding ways to sustain American prominence and prosperity as a force for good in the world. CSIS has become one of the world’s preeminent international policy institutions focused on defense and security; regional stability; and transnational challenges ranging from energy and climate to global development and economic integration.
The mission of the Center for the Study of the Presidency and Congress is to:
- -promote leadership in the Presidency and the Congress to generate innovative solutions to current national challenges;
- -preserve the historic memory of the Presidency by identifying the lessons from the successes and failures of such leadership;
- -draw on a wide range of talent to offer ways to better organize an increasingly compartmentalized Federal Government; and
- -educate and inspire the next generation of America's leaders to incorporate civility, inclusiveness, and character into their public and private lives and discourse.
The mission of the Center for Studying Health System Change (HSC) is to inform policy makers and private decision makers about how local and national changes in the financing and delivery of health care affect people. HSC strives to provide high-quality, timely, and objective research and analysis that leads to sound policy decisions, with the ultimate goal of improving the health of the American public.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is one of the nation's premier policy organizations working at the federal and state levels on fiscal policy and public programs that affect low- and moderate-income families and individuals.
The Clinton Foundation convenes businesses, governments, NGOs, and individuals to improve global health and wellness, increase opportunity for women and girls, reduce childhood obesity, create economic opportunity and growth, and help communities address the effects of climate change.
The mission of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) is to turn ideas into action. Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, CGI convenes a community of global leaders to forge solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media.
The Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC) is a national non-profit, non-partisan alliance of healthcare stakeholders with a mission to transform advanced illness care by empowering consumers, changing the healthcare delivery system, improving public and private policies, and enhancing provider capacity.
Columbia Journalism Review’s mission is to encourage and stimulate excellence in journalism in the service of a free society. It is both a watchdog and a friend of the press in all its forms, from newspapers to magazines to radio, television, and the Web. Founded in 1961 under the auspices of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, CJR examines day-to-day press performance as well as the forces that affect that performance. The magazine is published six times a year, and offers a deliberative mix of reporting, analysis, criticism, and commentary. CJR.org, their Web site, delivers real-time criticism and reporting, giving CJR a vital presence in the ongoing conversation about the media.
Comeback America Initiative’s mission is to promote fiscal responsibility and sustainability by engaging the public and assisting key policymakers on a non-partisan basis in order to achieve solutions to America’s fiscal imbalances.
The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a bipartisan, non-profit organization committed to educating the public about issues that have significant fiscal policy impact. The Committee is made up of some of the nation's leading budget experts including many of the past Directors of the Budget Committees, the Congressional Budget Office, the Office of Management and Budget and the Federal Reserve Board. Since 2003, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has been housed at the New America Foundation. New America is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit public policy institute that brings exceptionally promising new voices and new ideas to the fore of our nation's public discourse.
CED is a non-profit, non-partisan business led public policy organization dedicated to policy research on major economic and social issues and the implementation of its recommendations by the public and private sectors. Membership is made up of some 200 senior corporate executives and university leaders who lead CED’s research and outreach efforts.
Common Good is a non-profit, non-partisan legal reform coalition dedicated to restoring common sense to America. By conducting polls, hosting forums, and engaging with leaders in health care, education, law, business, and public policy from across the country, Common Good is developing practical solutions to restore reliability to our legal system and minimize the impact of legal fear in American life.
The Concord Coalition is a nationwide, non-partisan, grassroots organization advocating generationally responsible fiscal policy. The Concord Coalition was founded in 1992 by the late former Senator Paul Tsongas (D-Mass.), former Senator Warren Rudman (R-N.H.), and former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Peter Peterson. Former Senator Bob Kerrey (D-Ne.) was named a co-chair of the Concord Coalition in January 2002.
CEE is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school. Their goal is to reach and teach every child to create a more informed citizenry capable of making better decisions as savers, investors, borrowers, voters and participants in the global economy.
The Economic Policy Institute, a nonprofit Washington D.C. think tank, was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers.
The Institute for Advanced Policy Solutions, located on Emory University's campus in Atlanta, Georgia, serves as a critical hub for broad interdisciplinary research, applied policy development and public policy training — all focused on evidence-based, innovative solutions to complex problems facing the public, private and nonprofit sectors. The Institute’s mission is to improve public policymaking through research, education and technical assistance by bringing together researchers from varied disciplines to develop innovative solutions to issues facing policymakers in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.
The Ethics and Public Policy Center (EPPC) is a nonpartisan research organization based in Washington, DC. EPPC’s mission is to apply the principles of the western tradition to today’s public policy challenges. EPPC’s scholars are engaged in work that touches on the full range of policy questions, including economics, fiscal policy, healthcare, politics, constitutional law, and national security questions.
The Fund for Public Advocacy is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization established in 2002 and affiliated with the New York City Public Advocate's Office. The Fund fosters innovative ideas to tackle challenges facing New York City and the nation, including providing education opportunities for immigrants, meeting pension obligations, supporting small businesses, and restraining corporate political spending.
The overarching mission of Harvard School of Public Health is to advance the public's health through learning, discovery, and communication. To pursue this mission, the School produces knowledge through research, reproduces knowledge through higher education, and translates knowledge into evidence that can be communicated to the public, policy makers, and practitioners to advance the health of populations.
The Stimson Center is a nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to enhancing international peace and security through a unique combination of rigorous analysis and outreach. The Stimson Center's work is focused on three priorities that are essential to global security:
- -strengthening institutions for international peace and security
- -building regional security, and
- -reducing weapons of mass destruction and transnational threats
Founded in 1973, The Heritage Foundation is a research and educational institution - a think tank - whose mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense.
Hope Street Group was launched in 2003 by a group of young professionals from a wide range of industries – and political leanings – who were deeply concerned about the future of the American Dream, our global competitiveness, and the direction and tone of our public policy debate. They believed there was tremendous untapped capacity outside of government, and that the people most likely to feel the impact of policies had a critical role to play in developing and advocating for real-world, practical solutions.
The Hudson Institute is a nonpartisan policy research organization dedicated to innovative research and analysis that promotes global security, prosperity, and freedom.
Independent Sector is the leadership network for nonprofits, foundations, and corporate giving programs committed to advancing the common good in America and around the world. This nonpartisan coalition of organizations leads, strengthens, and mobilizes the nonprofit and philanthropic community in order to fulfill a vision of a just and inclusive society and a healthy democracy of active citizens, effective institutions, and vibrant communities.
The Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) is an independent not-for-profit organization helping to lead the improvement of health care throughout the world. Founded in 1991 and based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, IHI works to accelerate improvement by building the will for change, cultivating promising concepts for improving patient care, and helping health care systems put those ideas into action.
A leader in health policy analysis, health journalism and communication, the Kaiser Family Foundation is dedicated to filling the need for trusted, independent information on the major health issues facing our nation and its people.
For over 30 years, the Manhattan Institute has been an important force in shaping American political culture and developing ideas that foster economic choice and individual responsibility. Located in New York City, the Institute produces ideas that are both literally and figuratively outside the Beltway. They have cultivated a staff of senior fellows and writers whose provocative books, essays, reviews, interviews, speeches, and op-ed pieces communicate our message and influence the debate. These fellows work in the Institute's six policy centers, which study and promote reform in areas ranging from healthcare, higher education, legal policy, urban development, immigration, energy, and the economy.
The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is the world's premier university source for market-oriented ideas — bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, the Mercatus Center advances knowledge about how markets work to improve people's lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying economics to offer solutions to society's most pressing problems.
The mission of Mobilize.org is to improve the way democracy works by investing in Millennial-driven solutions. Mobilize.org believes that in order to create long-term, sustainable and community based solutions to the challenges facing our generation, Millennials (young adults born between the years 1976 and 1996) must authentically engage their peers in identifying problems, proposing solutions, and most importantly, must work together to implement these solutions on their campuses and in their communities.
The NABE Foundation supports educational activities that provide business professionals and economics students with tools they need to succeed. Through the support of many different activities, the NABE Foundation raises the awareness of business economic issues and the prestige of the profession.
Established in 1967 and chartered by Congress, the National Academy of Public Administration is a non-profit, independent coalition of top public management and organizational leaders who tackle the nation's most critical and complex challenges.
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that works outside of government to provide unbiased and authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. Established in 1970, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. Nearly 150 years later, the National Academy of Sciences has expanded into what is collectively known as the National Academies, which comprises the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Research Council, and the IOM.
NASI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation’s leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to promote understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security and a vibrant economy.
The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) develops innovative solutions to today's most pressing public policy challenges and is the only research and development firm that directly serves the nation's governors.
The National Quality Forum (NQF) is a not-for-profit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that works to catalyze improvements in healthcare.
Founded in 1907, NTA is the leading association of tax professionals dedicated to advancing understanding of the theory and practice of public finance. The National Tax Association is a nonpartisan, nonpolitical educational association that fosters study and discussion of complex and controversial issues in tax theory, practice and policy, and other aspects of public finance.
Net Impact is a nonprofit based in San Francisco that inspires a new generation of leaders to put their business skills to work for a better world. Student and professional members turn to Net Impact for learning, connections, and leadership opportunities. Chapters can be found in cities across the globe and on the world's leading business school campuses.
The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship's mission is to provide programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school, to recognize business opportunities and to plan for successful futures.
NTI is a place of common ground where people with different ideological views are working together to close the gap between the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons and the global response.
The Partnership for Public Service is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that works to revitalize our federal government by inspiring a new generation to serve and by transforming the way government works.
The Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy. Since 1981 the Institute has provided timely and objective analysis of, and concrete solutions to, a wide range of international economic problems.
Posse started in 1989 because of one student who said, "I never would have dropped out of college if I had my posse with me." The Posse Foundation identifies public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential who may be overlooked by traditional college selection processes. The Foundation extends to these students the opportunity to pursue personal and academic excellence by placing them in supportive, multicultural teams — Posses — of 10 students.
Since 1958, Project HOPE has worked to make health care available for people around the globe. They are committed to long-term sustainable health care. Their work includes educating health professionals and community health workers, strengthening health facilities, fighting diseases such as TB, HIV/AIDS and diabetes and providing humanitarian assistance through donated medicines, medical supplies and volunteer medical help.
ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Their work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” They do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.
For over 30 years, Public Agenda has been providing unbiased and unparalleled research that bridges the gap between American leaders and what the public really thinks about issues ranging from education to foreign policy to immigration to religion and civility in American life. Nonpartisan and nonprofit, Public Agenda was founded by social scientist and author Daniel Yankelovich and former Secretary of State Cyrus Vance in 1975. Public Agenda's two-fold mission is to help:
- -American leaders better understand the public's point of view;
- -Citizens know more about critical policy issues so they can make thoughtful, informed decisions.
Founded in 1912, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy.
The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network, a national student initiative, engages young people in a unique form of progressive activism that empowers them as leaders and promotes their ideas for change. Through communication and coordination with political actors and community members, students identify pressing issues facing their towns, counties and states. Taking advantage of the unique resources on their college campuses, they engage in policy research and writing and then connect the fruits of that research to the political process, delivering sound, progressive proposals to policymakers and advocacy groups.
Stanford University's Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) organizes research teams from multiple Stanford Schools to design and test new methods of health care delivery that substantially reduce population-wide disability and annual per capita health spending in the near term. Research is led by teams of post-doctoral research fellows and mentored by faculty from multiple Stanford Schools with initial emphasis on Business, Engineering and Medicine.
Initiated in June 2011 by Advisory Board Co-Chairs Richard Ravitch and Paul Volcker, the Task Force is focused on the enormous fiscal challenges confronting state and local governments. With extensive practical experience in state and local fiscal matters, they are examining specific threats to near and long term fiscal sustainability in six U.S. states: California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, Texas, and Virginia. The Task Force has partnered with leading independent experts in each state, who have produced extensive reports on potential threats to fiscal sustainability in their state.
The mission of The State of the USA is to help all Americans assess the nation's progress for themselves, at all levels, with the best quality measures and data on the most important issues facing the country.
The Urban Institute gathers data, conducts research, evaluates programs, offers technical assistance overseas, and educates Americans on social and economic issues — to foster sound public policy and effective government. The Tax Policy Center is a joint venture of the Urban Institute and Brookings Institution. The Center is made up of nationally recognized experts in tax, budget, and social policy who have served at the highest levels of government.
Teachers College is the nation's oldest and largest graduate school of education — a place whose founding vision was to bring educational opportunities to all members of society, and whose faculty and students, time and again during more than a century of leadership, have demonstrated the power of ideas to change the world.
The Globalist covers the biggest story of our lifetime — globalization. Their business has non-profit and for-profit components: As a public service, they publish a free website on the global economy, politics and culture. They offer content licensing and syndication services to newspapers and magazines, colleges and universities, high schools, global companies, and international organizations, as well as foundations and non-profit organizations around the world.
In 2013 the University of New Hampshire School of Law announced a campaign to establish The Warren B. Rudman Center for Justice, Leadership and Public Policy, which will provide scholarship, training and opportunity for a new generation of leaders who cherish public service.
The Volcker Alliance was launched in 2013 to address the challenge of effective execution of public policies and to rebuild public trust in government. As a nonpartisan organization based in New York City, the Volcker Alliance aims to catalyze new thinking and action with respect to federal, state, and local government in the U.S. and abroad.
WNET.ORG is a pioneering public media institution universally recognized for the intelligence, integrity, innovation, and inspiration of its programs and initiatives. The parent of THIRTEEN, WLIW21 and Creative News Group, which produce acclaimed content for broadcast television and the Web, WNET.ORG serves its community with unique programming and educational projects through an array of channels. In all that it does, WNET.ORG pursues a single, overarching goal — to deliver media experiences of lasting significance for New York, America and the world.
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