Center for Popular Democracy — Exit Grant

Grant investigator: Peter Favaloro

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $500,000 to the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) to support the “Fed Up” campaign.

This follows our June 2020 support and represents an “exit grant” that will provide CPD with approximately one year of operating support. It falls within our focus area of macroeconomic stabilization policy.

Employ America — Exit Grant

Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

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Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling $1,250,000 to Employ America for general support. Employ America makes the public and intellectual case for policies that support full employment and seeks to build a broad set of allies to further that goal. It produces research and analysis on the state of the labor market and current and potential macroeconomic policies and policymakers. Employ America was founded by Sam Bell, who has consulted for us and our grantee Fed Up.

This follows our May 2021 support and represents an “exit grant” that will provide Employ America with approximately one year of operating support. It falls within our focus area of macroeconomic stabilization policy.

Employ America — General Support (2021)

Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

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Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling $1,250,000 to Employ America for general support. Employ America makes the public and intellectual case for policies that support full employment and seeks to build a broad set of allies to further that goal. It produces research and analysis on the state of the labor market and current and potential macroeconomic policies and policymakers. Employ America was founded by Sam Bell, who has consulted for us and our grantee Fed Up.

This follows our July 2020 support and falls within our focus area of macroeconomic stabilization policy.

Dezernat Zukunft — General Support and Re-Granting

The Dezernat Zukunft team. (Photo courtesy of Dezernat Zukunft.)

Grant investigator: Peter Favaloro

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $4,000,000 over two years to Dezernat Zukunft for general support and re-granting to budding and established organizations working on monetary and fiscal policy throughout Europe. Dezernat Zukunft is a nonpartisan German think tank that focuses on European monetary and fiscal policy, prioritizing employment gains, widely shared prosperity, and a more sustainable macroeconomic environment.

This follows our November 2020 support and falls within our focus area of macroeconomic stabilization policy.

Positive Money Europe — Macroeconomic Policy Research and Advocacy


Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of €60,000 (approximately $73,368 at the time of conversion) to Positive Money Europe to support research and advocacy on macroeconomic policy in the Eurozone.

This falls within our focus area of macroeconomic stabilization policy.

Urban Institute — Countercyclical State Funding Mechanisms


Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of $50,000 to the Urban Institute to support a report on implementing countercyclical state funding mechanisms as a means to support states and localities in managing the effects of economic shocks like the COVID-19 pandemic and recession.

This falls within our focus area of macroeconomic stabilization policy.

Dezernat Zukunft — Monetary and Fiscal Policy in Europe (2020)


Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

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Open Philanthropy recommended a grant of €170,000 (approximately $202,079 at the time of conversion) to Dezernat Zukunft to continue to support its work on monetary and fiscal policy in Europe. Dezernat Zukunft is a nonpartisan German think tank that seeks to gear European monetary and fiscal policies toward encouraging employment gains and sharing prosperity more widely. Dezernat Zukunft plans to use these funds to hire staff to encourage fiscal expansion in Germany.

This follows our December 2019 support and falls within our focus area of macroeconomic stabilization policy.