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

To support the Center's work in 2020
The Center for Effective Philanthropy|Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
2020Public Policy$10,000 View Grant Details Icon - Link Out
Education, Information & Analysis Services in 2020
Council on Foundations, Inc.|Washington, District of Columbia, United States
2020Public Policy$25,000 View Grant Details Icon - Link Out
To support Eyebeam's Rapid Response Fund for A Better Digital Future
Eyebeam|Brooklyn, New York, United States
2020Public Policy$150,000 View Grant Details Icon - Link Out
Education, Information & Analysis Services in 2020
Candid|New York, New York, United States
2020Public Policy$10,000 View Grant Details Icon - Link Out
Project on COVID-19 surveillance & democratic practices
American Geographical Society|Brooklyn, New York, United States
2020Public Policy$140,470 View Grant Details Icon - Link Out
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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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July 8, 2020
Luce Foundation Awards $12.6 Million in New Grants
Foundation News, Grants Announcement
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June 26, 2020
New Initiative Weighs Pros and Cons of Data Re-Use for COVID-19
Public Policy, Responding to Covid-19
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May 26, 2020
Eyebeam Invites Artists to Imagine a "Better Digital Future"
Public Policy, Responding to Covid-19
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