The Foundation is interested in a wide range of topics. Education
and school reform have been central to the Foundation’s
grant making in recent years, including efforts to assess
the effectiveness of various school reform initiatives,
such as charter schools.
The Foundation has expanded on its interest in public finance
issues by beginning to explore the future of the Medicare
program and the larger challenge of coping with expected
increases in the costs of federal entitlement programs.
The Foundation also provides
support for projects that assess the impact of immigration
on American society, examine the effectiveness of our regulatory
policies, and explore the interaction between the policy
making process and the political process through support
for projects on congressional redistricting and the conduct
and financing of political campaigns. The Foundation continues
to support projects that inform the debate over policies
designed to assist disadvantaged families.