The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations at Harvard is a university-wide center that seeks to expand understanding and accelerate critical thinking about the leadership, capacity and role of nonprofits among scholars, practitioners, and policymakers. Partnering with The Foundation Center, which advances knowledge about philanthropy throughout the world, and Fractured Atlas’s mapping tool (Archipelago), the Hauser Center is launching the Initiative for Sustainable Arts, a three-year effort to strengthen sustainability and support for the nations’ arts and cultural assets. The thrust of the project is to develop a fact-based assessment of the sustainability of six urban cultural ecosystems located across the United States. Ultimately, the assessment could galvanize an empirically-grounded debate among stakeholders that could lead to a more cohesive and sustainable community, combined with national arts policy and a supporting funding framework. Hewlett funds will focus on one of the six selected ecosystems, the San Francisco Bay Area region.
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Grants to this Grantee
for support of the Shorenstein Center’s Technology and Social Change research
The Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School is dedicated to exploring the intersection of press, politics, and public policy. Given the rise of misinformation, the center has created the Technology and Social Change research project to rapidly build the field of critical internet studies across academia, working with policymakers, industry, and newsrooms. This grant will in part support the expansion of a shared digital research infrastructure.
for support of a new university center on economy and society
Harvard University will use this grant to create a new center that will foster research and curriculum development, as well as work with other university centers being established to cultivate a network that will develop new thinking around political economy, economy, and society.
for the Cyber Project at the Belfer Center
This grant to the Belfer Center at Harvard Kennedy School will provide ongoing support to its Cyber Project, which focuses its research, education, and convening around the central premise that "Cybersecurity is National Security." The Cyber Project aims to address domestic and international cybersecurity and emerging technology policy questions, while also providing recommendations and actionable policy frameworks to varied audiences. This grant will also support the Defending Digital Democracy Project (D3P), which generates programming, recommendations, and publications to support stakeholders who are vital to democracy, throughout the 2020 election cycle.