Arnold Ventures donations made (filtered to cause areas matching Sustainable Public Finance)

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Basic donor information

ItemValue
Country United States
Wikipedia pagehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Ventures_LLC
Best overview URLhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arnold_Ventures_LLC
Facebook username ArnoldVentures
Websitehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/
Donations URLhttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/
Twitter usernamelja_foundation
Regularity with which donor updates donations dataquarterly refresh
Regularity with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)quarterly refresh
Lag with which donor updates donations datamonths
Lag with which Donations List Website updates donations data (after donor update)days
Data entry method on Donations List WebsiteSQL insertion commands generated by script https://github.com/riceissa/arnold-foundation-grants

Brief history: The foundation, started in 2008, has ramped up spending over time

Brief notes on broad donor philosophy and major focus areas: The foundation is making big bets in its focus areas of criminal justice reform, education (K-12), public accountability (pension reform, United States), and research integrity

Notes on grant publication logistics: Grants are published on the grants page, which is updated quarterly. There are no individual grant pages

Miscellaneous notes: This was formerly the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF)

Donor donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 124 225,000 692,078 9,000 50,000 85,458 102,464 156,921 225,000 400,000 531,093 805,787 1,500,000 10,912,336
Sustainable Public Finance 124 225,000 692,078 9,000 50,000 85,458 102,464 156,921 225,000 400,000 531,093 805,787 1,500,000 10,912,336

Donation amounts by cause area and year

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Note: Cause area classification used here may not match that used by donor for all cases.

Cause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Sustainable Public Finance (filter this donor) 124 66 85,817,639.00 9,287,093.00 19,019,702.00 23,087,602.00 11,775,569.00 7,579,104.00 9,338,157.00 5,162,750.00 567,662.00
Total 124 66 85,817,639.00 9,287,093.00 19,019,702.00 23,087,602.00 11,775,569.00 7,579,104.00 9,338,157.00 5,162,750.00 567,662.00

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Donation amounts by subcause area and year

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For the meaning of “classified” and “unclassified”, see the page clarifying this.

Subcause area Number of donations Number of donees Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Sustainable Public Finance 124 66 85,817,639.00 9,287,093.00 19,019,702.00 23,087,602.00 11,775,569.00 7,579,104.00 9,338,157.00 5,162,750.00 567,662.00
Classified total 124 66 85,817,639.00 9,287,093.00 19,019,702.00 23,087,602.00 11,775,569.00 7,579,104.00 9,338,157.00 5,162,750.00 567,662.00
Unclassified total 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 124 66 85,817,639.00 9,287,093.00 19,019,702.00 23,087,602.00 11,775,569.00 7,579,104.00 9,338,157.00 5,162,750.00 567,662.00

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Donation amounts by donee and year

Donee Cause area Metadata Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
Urban Institute (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 22,642,759.00 5,126,532.00 0.00 13,424,617.00 1,888,078.00 1,236,482.00 967,050.00 0.00 0.00
Pew Charitable Trusts (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 14,750,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,835,000.00 4,850,000.00 0.00 2,215,000.00 4,850,000.00 0.00
Reason Foundation (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 7,513,000.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 2,013,000.00 0.00 0.00
University of Pennsylvania (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 6,615,437.00 0.00 6,615,437.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Enterprise Community Partners (filter this donor) 4,000,000.00 0.00 4,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Brookings Institution (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 2,769,755.00 619,713.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,150,042.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
George Mason University (filter this donor) FB WP Site 2,522,484.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,828,884.00 0.00 693,600.00 0.00 0.00
Bellwether Education Partners (filter this donor) Tw Site 1,921,358.00 371,871.00 0.00 0.00 805,787.00 0.00 743,700.00 0.00 0.00
University of Chicago (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,750,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,750,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Volcker Alliance (filter this donor) 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 1,500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Bipartisan Policy Center (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Novim Group (filter this donor) 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 0.00
Center for State & Local Government Excellence (filter this donor) 997,979.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 997,979.00 0.00 0.00
Research Foundation of State University of New York (filter this donor) 993,715.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 993,715.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
United States Common Sense (filter this donor) 983,866.00 0.00 0.00 125,447.00 0.00 858,419.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Trustees of Boston College (filter this donor) 953,631.00 0.00 809,928.00 129,130.00 0.00 14,573.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University (filter this donor) 950,243.00 352,170.00 277,913.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 320,160.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Berkeley (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 910,125.00 744,525.00 165,600.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
EdBuild (filter this donor) 845,689.00 0.00 0.00 845,689.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Missouri (filter this donor) WP Site 824,280.00 0.00 317,900.00 0.00 0.00 506,380.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences (filter this donor) 732,193.00 0.00 0.00 190,000.00 0.00 542,193.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Retirement Security Foundation (filter this donor) 694,996.00 694,996.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Pivot Learning Partners (filter this donor) 601,087.00 0.00 601,087.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Foundation (filter this donor) 531,093.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 531,093.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Mercatus Center (filter this donor) 519,142.00 0.00 519,142.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
United Ways of California (filter this donor) 513,965.00 513,965.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
State of California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program Fund (filter this donor) 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Small Business Majority Foundation (filter this donor) 486,933.00 486,933.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Minnesota (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 473,500.00 0.00 473,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Council on Teacher Quality (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 468,520.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 206,000.00 152,520.00 110,000.00 0.00 0.00
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center (filter this donor) 325,000.00 125,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Georgia State University Research Foundation (filter this donor) 302,074.00 0.00 302,074.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Harvard University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 287,394.00 0.00 114,888.00 80,749.00 91,757.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The Lucy Burns Institute (filter this donor) 282,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 282,500.00 0.00
James Madison Institute (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 265,500.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 265,500.00
State of Connecticut (filter this donor) WP Site 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
MDRC (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 250,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of California, Irvine (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 225,000.00 0.00 225,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools (filter this donor) 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
North Carolina State University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 162,045.00 0.00 162,045.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Curators of the University of Missouri (filter this donor) 156,930.00 156,930.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility (filter this donor) 150,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 150,000.00
Texas Public Policy Foundation (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 145,189.00 0.00 50,431.00 44,758.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Cornell University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 136,900.00 0.00 136,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 123,970.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 123,970.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Thomas B. Fordham Institute (filter this donor) WP Site 105,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 105,000.00
Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies (filter this donor) 102,464.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 102,464.00 0.00 0.00
Institute for Fiscal Studies (filter this donor) 97,857.00 0.00 97,857.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Arkansas (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 93,764.00 0.00 0.00 93,764.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Texas at Austin (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 93,448.00 0.00 0.00 93,448.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
The National Press Foundation (filter this donor) 85,458.00 85,458.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Alabama Policy Institute (filter this donor) WP 78,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 78,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Colorado Succeeds (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00
Maryland Public Policy Institute (filter this donor) 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 67,412.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 30,250.00 37,162.00
50CAN (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs (filter this donor) WP 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00
Georgetown University (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
San Diego Regional Chamber Foundation (filter this donor) 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 50,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
University of Washington (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 25,204.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,204.00 0.00 0.00
University of Colorado (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Washington Policy Center (filter this donor) WP 25,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 25,000.00 0.00 0.00
University of Houston (filter this donor) FB Tw WP Site 21,780.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 21,780.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Kansas Policy Institute (filter this donor) WP 10,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,000.00
Missouri Public Charter School Association (filter this donor) 9,000.00 9,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total -- -- 85,817,639.00 9,287,093.00 19,019,702.00 23,087,602.00 11,775,569.00 7,579,104.00 9,338,157.00 5,162,750.00 567,662.00

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Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (124 donations)

DoneeAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 124)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
The National Press Foundation85,458.001002018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support a four-day convening hosted by the National Press Foundation.
University of California, Berkeley744,525.00292018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct research on tax avoidance to determine ways to better design and enforce taxes. Affected states: California.
Bellwether Education Partners371,871.00512018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To educate policymakers and the general public about issues affecting teacher pensions.
Brookings Institution320,203.00552018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To analyze the extent to which workers and retirees choose to allocate their retirement assets to annuities and other arrangements that provide regular income over extended periods.
Brookings Institution299,510.00572018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To identify new policies that are intended to improve retirement security.
Retirement Security Foundation694,996.00332018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the development of a strategic plan for the launch of a new nonprofit organization.
United Ways of California513,965.00402018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support employer outreach and education about the CalSavers state auto-IRA program. Affected states: California.
Missouri Public Charter School Association9,000.001242018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To educate the public about St. Louis Public School Retirement System. Affected states: Missouri.
Small Business Majority Foundation486,933.00452018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support employer outreach and education about the CalSavers state auto-IRA program.
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center125,000.00842018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide general operating support. Affected states: Colorado.
Curators of the University of Missouri156,930.00742018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct research on the relationship between pension systems and financial equities in state education. Affected states: Missouri.
Urban Institute409,872.00492018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To analyze state-level data on prescription drugs used to treat opioid use disorder and opioid overdoses.
Urban Institute599,300.00362018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To analyze the potential cost and coverage implications of introducing a healthcare public option and/or a capped payment rate program for private insurers.
Urban Institute1,541,345.00122018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support research on Social Security retirement and disability policy.
Urban Institute191,473.00662018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To analyze the impact of the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act on federal and state tax expenditures in the individual and corporate income tax systems.
Urban Institute87,886.00992018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To advance the development of participatory justice.
Urban Institute332,840.00542018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To examine the New Markets Tax Credit and provide recommendations for how it can be improved.
Urban Institute749,668.00282018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To assess the impact of three community supervision policy reforms.
Urban Institute156,921.00752018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To build on the work of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections.
Urban Institute1,057,227.00182018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To design and pilot a procedural justice curriculum for probation officers.
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University352,170.00532018Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research in its efforts to increase transparency around public sector pension plans.
North Carolina State University162,045.00712017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support research on annuity options offered by state-managed retirement systems. Affected states: North Carolina.
Georgia State University Research Foundation151,422.00772017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct research and develop a prototype local tax expenditure budget for Fulton County, Georgia. Affected states: Georgia.
Georgia State University Research Foundation150,652.00782017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To evaluate the Job Tax Credit in the state of Georgia. Affected states: Georgia.
Pivot Learning Partners601,087.00352017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct research on public pension plan and benefit obligations costs in the state of California.
University of California, Berkeley165,600.00702017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To develop a dataset of local government pension expenditures, finances, and employment data and research around the impacts of public pension systems. Affected states: California.
Institute for Fiscal Studies97,857.00912017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To analyze the impact of the United Kingdom's automatic pension enrollment program.
University of California, Irvine225,000.00632017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To evaluate the California Competes Tax Credit program and provide technical assistance to its administrators. Affected states: California.
Harvard University25,000.001172017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To host a conference and support research on state pension underfunding.
Harvard University89,888.00962017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct research and educate key stakeholders about the impact of local control on municipal public finance in Illinois.
Reason Foundation4,000,000.0052017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support a technical assistance, research, and educational outreach project aimed at improving state and municipal pension systems.
University of Minnesota473,500.00482017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Heller-Hurwicz Economics Institute. Affected states: Minnesota.
Trustees of Boston College809,928.00242017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Center for Retirement Research.
University of Pennsylvania6,615,437.0022017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the expansion of the Penn Wharton Budget Model, which analyzes the economic and budgetary impact of federal budget policy reform proposals. Affected states: Pennsylvania.
Mercatus Center519,142.00392017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To develop an actuarial model that measures state public pension liabilities and future costs of paying promised benefits.
University of Missouri317,900.00562017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct research on public teacher pension plans in Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Texas. Affected states: Missouri.
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center100,000.00882017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Secure Futures Colorado project. Affected states: Colorado.
Cornell University136,900.00812017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support research on pension costs for public school employees in the state of New York.
Texas Public Policy Foundation50,431.001072017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To analyze the fiscal impact of transitioning the city of Austin Employees' Retirement System from a defined benefit to a defined contribution system. Affected states: Texas.
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University88,995.00972017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Institute for Economic Policy Research.
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University99,923.00902017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Center on Poverty and Inequality.
Enterprise Community Partners4,000,000.0052017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the National Resource Network consortium.
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University88,995.00972017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Institute for Economic Policy Research.
50CAN50,000.001082017Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support research and education efforts related to teachers' pension systems in the state of Pennsylvania.
Georgetown University50,000.001082016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund a research study that will quantify the extent to which annual employer-funded pension earnings are inequitably deployed across teachers in schools within large urban districts in five states.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences190,000.00672016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct research on teachers' pensions in an effort to identify ways to improve fiscal sustainability of state pension systems.
Pew Charitable Trusts2,835,000.0072016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support efforts to improve state economic development programs by conducting research and providing technical assistance.
Harvard University80,749.001012016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To promote best practices that can help governments achieve operational excellence in a cost-efficient manner.
University of Chicago1,750,000.00112016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support grantee's Harris School of Public Policy Center's efforts to enhance transparency and accountability in government finance.
University of Texas at Austin93,448.00932016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To evaluate an economic development incentive program and its impact on job growth in the state of Texas. Affected states: Texas.
Reason Foundation1,500,000.00132016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support a multifaceted research, technical assistance, policy, and educational outreach project aimed at improving state and municipal pension systems.
Maryland Public Policy Institute75,000.001042016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support educational efforts related to Maryland's public pension system. Affected states: Maryland.
Trustees of Boston College129,130.00822016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support research on the impact of government-sponsored automatic individual retirement accounts for private sector workers who do not have access to workplace retirement savings plans.
United States Common Sense125,447.00832016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To promote best practices that can help governments achieve operational excellence in a cost-efficient manner.
San Diego Regional Chamber Foundation50,000.001082016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To evaluate the impact of Proposition B, a 2012 pension reform initiative in San Diego, in order to educate other cities and the general public.
University of Arkansas93,764.00922016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide information about teachers' pension systems. Affected states: Arkansas.
Colorado Nonprofit Development Center100,000.00882016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To educate the public about how to provide a secure retirement for Colorado's public employees. Affected states: Colorado.
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools200,000.00652016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct research and raise awareness about pension plans for teachers in charter schools.
Urban Institute1,188,237.00162016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To develop an evidence-based policymaking collaborative.
Texas Public Policy Foundation44,758.001132016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support educational efforts related to retirement security and public pension policies in the state of Texas and across the nation. Affected states: Texas.
Urban Institute263,803.00592016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To help improve the fiscal sustainability of state and local governments.
EdBuild845,689.00232016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To collaborate with the Urban Institute to support policy research, education, and dissemination efforts related to school funding policy.
Urban Institute700,000.00322016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To collaborate with EdBuild, Inc. to support policy research, education, and dissemination efforts related to school funding policy.
Urban Institute10,912,336.0012016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund the Tax Policy Center.
Urban Institute360,241.00522016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To gather data on the state of prosecutorial decision making nationwide.
Volcker Alliance1,500,000.00132016Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To develop and publish Truth and Integrity in State Budgeting reports that analyze key principles for improving transparency and effectiveness.
George Mason University1,828,884.00102015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support symposia on public pension reform.
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research123,970.00852015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support educational efforts related to corporate tax reform.
Pew Charitable Trusts4,850,000.0032015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Public Sector Retirement Systems project.
Bellwether Education Partners805,787.00252015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide information about teachers' pension systems.
Bipartisan Policy Center500,000.00422015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support research on retirement security and disability insurance policies and programs.
Harvard University91,757.00942015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To expand access to research about public sector retirement systems.
MDRC250,000.00602015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct research on Social Security Disability Insurance.
Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget400,000.00502015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support efforts to improve the Social Security Disability Insurance program.
State of Connecticut250,000.00602015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To assist the state in addressing retirement security for private sector workers who lack access to workplace retirement savings plans. Affected states: Connecticut.
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Foundation531,093.00382015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Ravitch Fiscal Reporting Program.
Urban Institute70,621.001062015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To identify key research questions and potential projects related to the federal government's New Markets Tax Credit program.
Urban Institute149,617.00802015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the creation of a tool to effectively obtain, use, and analyze Social Security Administration data.
National Council on Teacher Quality206,000.00642015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide information about teachers' pension systems.
Urban Institute176,358.00692015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund the Tax Policy Center.
Urban Institute741,482.00312015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To help governments implement and evaluate economic development initiatives.
Urban Institute750,000.00262015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To assist with the Pension Tool.
Texas Public Policy Foundation50,000.001082015Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To expand access to information about public sector retirement systems. Affected states: Texas.
Alabama Policy Institute78,000.001032014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support educational efforts related to public employee benefits reform in the state of Alabama. Affected states: Alabama.
American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences542,193.00372014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To expand access to public sector retirement research.
Bipartisan Policy Center500,000.00422014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund an evaluation of fiscal and economic policies and programs.
Research Foundation of State University of New York993,715.00212014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To help expand access to information about public sector retirement systems. Affected states: New York.
Brookings Institution1,004,491.00192014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund the Tax Policy Center.
Brookings Institution1,145,551.00172014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To expand access to research about public sector retirement systems.
Trustees of Boston College14,573.001222014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the collection of data related to public retirement plans.
United States Common Sense858,419.00222014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the development of a national platform of public financial data and documents for state and local governments.
University of Colorado25,000.001172014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To research back-loaded retirement benefit designs and the impact of pension reform on teacher quality. Affected states: Colorado.
University of Houston21,780.001202014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To expand access to information about public sector retirement systems.
University of Missouri506,380.00412014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To expand access to information about public sector retirement systems. Affected states: Missouri.
State of California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Program Fund500,000.00422014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the California Secure Choice Retirement Savings Investment Board's studies on retirement security for private sector workers. Affected states: California.
Urban Institute1,236,482.00152014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To fund the Tax Policy Center.
National Council on Teacher Quality152,520.00762014Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support efforts to assess and improve teacher retirement systems.
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs50,000.001082013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To analyze the state of Oklahoma's pension plans. Affected states: Oklahoma.
The Novim Group250,000.00602013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the development of a website and mobile application about public sector pension plans.
The Novim Group750,000.00262013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the development of a website and mobile application about public sector pension plans.
Pew Charitable Trusts2,215,000.0082013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the development of common standards for gathering and reporting data on tax incentives for economic development.
Bellwether Education Partners743,700.00302013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide information about teachers' pension systems.
Reason Foundation2,013,000.0092013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To expand access to information about public sector retirement systems.
Center for State & Local Government Excellence997,979.00202013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To expand access to public sector retirement research.
Colorado Succeeds75,000.001042013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct research about public pension systems in the state of Colorado. Affected states: Colorado.
University of Washington25,204.001162013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Center for Education Data and Research. Affected states: Washington.
Urban Institute483,525.00462013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To expand access to information about public sector retirement systems.
National Council on Teacher Quality20,000.001212013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support a meeting focused on the fiscal stability of teacher retirement systems.
National Council on Teacher Quality90,000.00952013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To provide state-by-state analyses of teacher retirement systems and study improvements related to financial stability.
Urban Institute483,525.00462013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To expand access to information about public sector retirement systems.
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University160,080.00722013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support educational efforts related to the state of California's municipal public sector pensions.
The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University160,080.00722013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support educational efforts related to the state of California's municipal public sector pensions.
Federalist Society for Law & Public Policy Studies102,464.00872013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To analyze information about public sector pension reform.
Washington Policy Center25,000.001172013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To analyze the city of Seattle, Washington's retirement plan. Affected states: Washington.
George Mason University693,600.00342013Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support two symposia on public pension reform.
The Lucy Burns Institute282,500.00582012Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the creation of a database of laws related to municipal pension initiatives and referendums.
Pew Charitable Trusts4,850,000.0032012Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support the Public Sector Retirement Systems project.
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research30,250.001152012Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To study teacher compensation structures in the 10 largest U.S. school districts.
James Madison Institute186,500.00682011Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support educational efforts related to public employee benefits reform in the state of Florida.
James Madison Institute79,000.001022011Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To support educational efforts related to public employee benefits reform in the state of Florida.
Kansas Policy Institute10,000.001232011Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To conduct research about the pension benefit structure for public employees in the state of Kansas. Affected states: Kansas.
California Foundation for Fiscal Responsibility150,000.00792011Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To perform a financial analysis of the state of California's public pension plans and proposed reforms. Affected states: California.
Manhattan Institute for Policy Research37,162.001142011Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To publish a report about the defined contribution retirement systems used by the State University of New York and the City University of New York.
Thomas B. Fordham Institute105,000.00862011Sustainable Public Financehttps://www.arnoldventures.org/grants/-- To publish a report about the state of Florida's teacher retirement policies.

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