Employ America — Exit Grant

Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Employ America staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


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

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Employ America staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

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.

Employ America — General Support (2020)

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Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Employ America staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling $1,000,000 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 is led by Sam Bell, who has consulted for us and our grantee Fed Up.

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

Employ America — General Support (October 2019)


Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Employ America staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.


Open Philanthropy recommended two grants totaling $1,000,000 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 is led by Sam Bell, who has consulted for us and our grantee Fed Up.

This follows our April 2019 support that launched Employ America, and falls within our focus area of macroeconomic stabilization policy.

Employ America — General Support (April 2019)

 

Grant investigator: Alexander Berger

This page was reviewed but not written by the grant investigator. Employ America staff also reviewed this page prior to publication.

The Open Philanthropy Project recommended two grants totaling $300,000 to help launch Employ America and cover a six-month pilot period. Employ America will focus on making the public and intellectual case for policies that support full employment and building a broader set of allies to further that goal, especially with an eye to the next economic downturn. In order to do so, it will produce research and analysis on the state of the labor market and current and potential macroeconomic policies and policymakers. It will be led by Sam Bell, who has previously consulted for us and our grantee Fed Up. As labor market conditions have improved over the last few years, we’ve become less confident about the appropriate short term stance of monetary policy, but we continue to believe it is worthwhile to support research and advocacy like this, at least through the next recession.

One of these grants was made by a 501(c)(4) social welfare organization, to which we occasionally make funding recommendations.

This falls within our focus area of macroeconomic stabilization policy.