Public Policy

Public Policy

Program Aims

The Luce Foundation currently provides limited funding for Public Policy projects. Grants in this area often reflect the interests of our founder, Henry R. Luce, who actively encouraged the development of public leadership.

Grants have supported orientation programs for new members of Congress, the study of the Presidency, and analysis of the judicial system. Each year the Luce Foundation approves several Public Policy grants to organizations that promote best practices in and knowledge about philanthropy.

Recent Grants

For the CSIS Trinity Fellowship - Enriching the Future of Foreign Policy
Center for Strategic and International Studies|Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, United States
2021Public Policy$64,000 View Grant Details Icon - Link Out
For “The ZIP Code Memory Project: Practices of Justice and Repair.”
Center for the Study of Social Difference, Columbia University|New York, New York, United States
2021Public Policy$250,000 View Grant Details Icon - Link Out
Education, Information & Analysis Services in 2021
Foundation Center dba Candid|New York, New York, United States
2021Public Policy$45,000 View Grant Details Icon - Link Out
To support the Center's work in 2021
The Center for Effective Philanthropy|Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
2021Public Policy$10,000 View Grant Details Icon - Link Out
2021 Peace & Security Funders Group Support
Peace & Security Funders Group|Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Program Administrators

Director of Policy Initiatives: Dr. Toby Alice Volkman
Prior to joining the Luce Foundation, Toby worked as Director of Special Projects at the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program in New York. She has also served as a program officer at the Ford Foundation, where she developed and managed an initiative (“Crossing Borders”) to revitalize the field of area studies; as director of the South and Southeast Asia Programs at the Social Science Research Council; and as deputy provost at the New School. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Cornell University and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Chicago.
Image: Students participate in a policy simulation at the U.S. Department of State's U.S. Diplomacy Center. © Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN)
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Recent News and Announcements

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June 23, 2021
Report Recommends Reimagining the Role of the Department of Homeland Security
Public Policy
April 21, 2021
A National Policy Blueprint To End White Supremacist Violence
Public Policy
Nov. 18, 2020
The GovLab Releases Recommendations for Data-Driven Response to COVID-19
Public Policy, Responding to Covid-19