Bipartisan Policy Center

For General Operating Support

  • Amount
    $600,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    3/17/2014
  • Term
    12 Months
  • Type of Support
    General Support/Organization
Overview
Founded in 2007 by former Senate majority leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell, the Bipartisan Policy Center is a Washington, DC–based think tank devoted to promoting bipartisanship. The Center supports deliberations on a range of issues by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates. This grant follows an earlier one and would support the organization’s Commission on Political Reform, launched in 2010, to develop practical recommendations addressing current problems of political polarization with a focus on (1) congressional reform; (2) changes to our electoral system; and (3) removing obstacles to public service.
About the Grantee
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1225 I Street, N.W.
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Washington, DC 20005-3914
Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Democracy Project and for the Healthy Congress Index  
The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Democracy Project works to combine the best ideas from both parties to promote bipartisan relationship building and stronger institutions. With the support of the Hewlett Foundation, the Democracy Project will track and analyze congressional procedures and adherence to regular order through the quarterly Healthy Congress Index; widely publicize the index to lawmakers, their staff, and the public; and use the index as a tool for revitalizing an effective Congress. Grant funds also may be used for convenings and events related to strengthening the institution of Congress.

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