Washington Center for Equitable Growth donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Washington Center for Equitable Growth in our system.

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 3,275,000.00 275,000.00 0.00 0.00 3,000,000.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 1,992,825.00 0.00 1,100,000.00 892,825.00 0.00
W. K. Kellogg Foundation (filter this donee) 395,625.00 0.00 0.00 395,625.00 0.00
Open Philanthropy Project (filter this donee) 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 5,763,450.00 375,000.00 1,100,000.00 1,288,450.00 3,000,000.00

Full list of documents in reverse chronological order (1 documents)

Title (URL linked)Publication dateAuthorPublisherAffected donorsAffected doneesDocument scopeCause areaNotes
Thoughts on the Sandler Foundation2015-02-24Holden Karnofsky Open Philanthropy ProjectSandler Foundation Open Philanthropy Project Center for American Progress ProPublica Center for Responsible Lending Washington Center for Equitable Growth Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Third-party coverage of donor strategyThis blog post originally appeared on the GiveWell blog at https://blog.givewell.org/2015/02/24/thoughts-on-the-sandler-foundation/ prior to the Open Phil blog launch. The post is part of Open Phil research into how different foundations structure their operations and giving. The post covers the Sandler Foundation, which has an unusual giving model, sacrificing cause-specific, domain-expert "program officers" and instead having a small staff that would opportunistically shift between researching different giving opportunities. Successes of the Sandler Foundation were noted, including forming the Center for American Progress, ProPublica, Center for Responsible Lending, and Washington Center for Equitable Growth, and providing support to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The Sandler Foundation approach was described as follows: (1) The priority placed on funding strong leadership, (2) A high level of “opportunism”: being ready to put major funding or no funding behind an idea, depending on the quality of the specific opportunity. Ultimately, the post concluded that Open Phil would probably stick with the more standard program officer model and including a mix of larger and smaller grants. Reasons given were: (a) Open Phil's policy priorities mapped less clearly to existing political platforms than the Sandler Foundation's, so it would be harder to find fully aligned leaders, (b) Open Phil sees a good deal of value in relatively small, low-confidence, low-due-diligence grants that give a person/team a chance to “get an idea off the ground.” We’ve made multiple such grants to date and we plan on continuing to do so, (c) confidence in the Sandler Foundation's track record was not very high. However, Open Phil might experiment with using generalist staff in addition to program officers; the generalists would scan across issues to find and vet opportunities

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (8 donations)

DonorAmount (current USD)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Open Philanthropy Project100,000.002018-10Macroeconomic stabilization policyhttps://www.openphilanthropy.org/focus/us-policy/macroeconomic-policy/washington-center-for-equitable-growth-automatic-stabilizers-conferenceAlexander Berger Grant to host a conference, in partnership with the Hamilton Project, on a framework for thinking about optimal design of automatic stabilizer programs as well as specific suggestions for reforms. Automatic fiscal stabilizers are taxes and government programs that respond automatically to changing economic conditions, and do not require additional Congressional action, and the Open Philanthropy Project believes they are important for mitigating the effects of economic downturns. Affected countries: United States; announced: 2018-11-27.
Hewlett Foundation275,000.002018-01-11Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/washington-center-for-equitable-growth-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Ford Foundation1,100,000.002017-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to accelerate analysis of inequality and growth and elevate an evidence-backed narrative and policy framework on equitable growth and for core support for institutional strengthening. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation150,000.002016-12-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support for research and analysis on how changes in the U.S. economy affect inequality and equitable growth, and for core support for institutional strengthening. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation600,000.002016-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- General support to conduct research and analysis on the changed U.S. economy and its effect on inequality and equitable growth, and to connect academic researchers with policymakers and the media. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
W. K. Kellogg Foundation395,625.002016-05-01--https://www.wkkf.org:443/grants/grant/2016/06/washington-center-for-equitable-growth-p3034829-- Purpose: Facilitate evidence-based policy decisions that simultaneously stimulate economic growth for the country and improve economic security for families by contributing economic data and research to the family financial stability discourse; Grant period: 2016-05-01 to 2017-10-31. Affected countries: United States; affected states: District of Columbia.
Ford Foundation142,825.002016-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- To explore the intersection of politics, taxation and inequality from a global perspective and their effect on economic growth. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation3,000,000.002015-11-16Special Projectshttps://hewlett.org/grants/washington-center-for-equitable-growth-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.