Transatlantic Policy Lab Partners

The Bertelsmann Foundation develops, creates and implements its own projects and programs. It serves as a "Center for European Excellence" and — more broadly — as an international window in the US capital, providing a showcase for global best practices and a venue for thought leaders to exchange ideas for confronting society's greatest challenges. The Foundation’s international work focuses on the trans-Atlantic partnership and the new foreign policy challenges that that alliance faces.


The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) strengthens transatlantic cooperation on regional, national and global challenges and opportunities in the spirit of the Marshall Plan. GMF contributes research and analysis and convenes leaders on trans-Atlantic issues relevant to policymakers. GMF offers rising leaders opportunities to develop their skills and networks through trans-Atlantic exchange, and supports civil society in the Balkans and Black Sea regions by fostering democratic initiatives, rule of law and regional cooperation.


The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. Working with local communities in more than 100 countries, the Open Society Foundations support justice and human rights, freedom of expression and access to public health and education.


100 Resilient Cities (100RC) - Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, 100RC is dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. 100RC supports the adoption and incorporation of a view of resilience that includes not just the shocks – earthquakes, fires, floods, etc. – but also the stresses that weaken the fabric of a city on a day to day or cyclical basis. By addressing both the shocks and the stresses, a city becomes more able to respond to adverse events, and is overall better able to deliver basic functions in both good times and bad, to all populations.

The City of Boston's partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) focuses on social and economic resilience in a city affected by historic and persistent divisions of race and class, along with a clear eye toward potential shocks the city may be exposed to. In December 2014, Boston was selected as one of 35 cities from around the world to join the 100RC Network, which supplies its member cities with tools, funding, technical expertise and other resources to build resilience to the challenges of the 21st century.


The Roxbury Innovation Center is a civic experiment that supports local economic development by encouraging innovation and entrepreneurship. The Venture Café Foundation runs the Roxbury Innovation Center as a mission-driven not-for-profit gathering and event space. The space is positioned as a platform: a local space that will be available for many groups to provide programs that support innovators, entrepreneurs and business founders.

diversitydatakids.org_logo.png is a research project dedicated to analyzing the state of diversity, equity and opportunity among U.S. children, as well as the capacity and effectiveness of public policies and programs to serve children of all racial/ethnic groups and reduce inequities. The website,, provides an interface for users to access an extensive state-of-the-art database of population-level indicators of child well-being and equity by race/ethnicity, analysis and dissemination products. Indicators span multiple domains (education, housing, health, etc.), up to seven geographies (from nation to neighborhood) and various time periods. Click here for more information.