Convergence

For Support Of The Building Consensus For Budget Process Reform Project

  • Amount
    $500,000
  • Program
  • Date Awarded
    7/13/2015
  • Term
    20 Months
  • Type of Support
    Project
Overview
Efforts to use budget process reforms to help break the deadlock in federal budgeting present a major opportunity and a major challenge. Polarization and distrust mean many stakeholder groups are resistant to changes that might disadvantage them, even if there could be long-term benefits to the nation and positive impacts on governance. This project by Convergence, a nonprofit organization focused on solving social and political challenges through collaboration, will engage groups on different sides of the budget debate to identify and air their concerns, hopes, and priorities in order to achieve an agreed framework for designing federal budgets that balance competing interests, as well as current and future needs.
About the Grantee
Address
1133 19th Street Nw
Suite 410
Washington, DC 20036
Grants to this Grantee
for general operating support  
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.

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