The mission of the is to contribute to important public debates and to address serious public policy challenges facing the United States and ensure the vitality of its social, economic, and governmental institutions. It also seeks to assist with the development of effective policies to compete internationally and to advance U.S. interests and values abroad.
The foundation's Domestic Public Policy Program supports projects that aim to help the public and policy makers understand and address critical challenges facing the United States. To that end, grants will be awarded for research on and the evaluation of existing public policies and programs, as well as projects that inject new ideas into public debates. In previous years, grant amounts have ranged between $25,000 to $104,000.
To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.
Concept papers will be accepted on an ongoing basis. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
See the Richardson Foundation website for complete program guidelines, information about previously funded projects, and application instructions.