Convergence convenes people and groups with divergent views to build trust, identify solutions, and form alliances for action on critical issues. Currently, Convergence dialogues support America’s recovery from the country’s cascading crises. Convergence bolsters its dialogues’ impact and collaborative problem solving by strengthening the broader field of bridge-building and helping Congress increase its effectiveness and cross-partisan collaboration. In all of its activities, Convergence leverages its unique methodology to drive consensus solutions across political, ideological, sectoral, and other divides, as well as to push back against the tide of toxic polarization.
About the Grantee
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Federal Budget Process Reform project
Efforts to use budget process reforms to help break the deadlock in federal budgeting present a major opportunity and a major challenge. Many stakeholder groups are distrustful and resistant to changes that might disadvantage them, even if there could be long-term benefits to the nation and positive impacts on governance. This supplemental grant will help disseminate the results of the successful, multiyear project supported by earlier grants to the center, which worked with a diverse coalition of organizations to create a credible and broadly supported set of recommendations for budget process reform.
for general operating support
Convergence convenes people and groups with divergent views to build trust, identify solutions, and form alliances for action on critical national issues. Current projects are focused on economic mobility, the federal budget process, health reform both in California and nationally, and incarceration. Work over the next two years will include efforts to deepen relationships and increase the effectiveness of Congress, to develop and promote proposals for budget process reform within Congress, and to research new projects on issues of public concern, such as the role of the media in polarization and voter integrity.