About Us

People Services Funding

The Mega-Cities Project is a non-profit organization, registered in the state of New York, with 501(c)(3) tax status with the Internal Revenue Service of the United States. It is recognized by the United Nations and holds consultative status with their Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The Mega-Cities Project welcomes contributions, which are 100% tax deductible as allowed by law.
Mega-Cities Project Funding
Private Foundation
Government & International Agency
Corporate Contributions
Charitable Gift Fund
Friedrich Ebert Foundation
Ford Foundation
Golden Rule Foundation
Hunt Alternative Fund
Japan Foundation
Jurzykowski Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Luce Foundation
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
New York Community Trust
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Surdna Foundation
Tinker Foundation
Urban Research Center of New York University
Whitehead Foundation

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)
Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)
Local Initiative Facility for Urban Environment (LIFE)
United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
Montreal City
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Technical Cooperation Among Developing Countries (TCDC)
United Nations Center for Human Settlements (HABITAT)
UN Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA)
United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
World Bank (Urban Management Program, Global Urban Partnership Unit and Research Division)
World Health Organization.

American Express Foundation
AT&T Foundation
Bechtel Enterprises, Inc.
Bankers Trust Company
Chase Manhattan Bank Foundation
Chemical Bank
Lucent Technologies Foundation
McKinsey and Company
Pfizer, Inc.
Starwood Hotel and Resorts

Funding for Publications and Related Research Projects
American Express Foundation, "Cultural Revitalization of Historic City Centers: Mexico City, Havana, and Rio de Janeiro," 1998
World Bank, British Department for International Development (DFID), and Dutch Trust Fund, for research on "The Dynamics of Urban Poverty and Implications for Public Policy", 1999-2004

W.K. Kellogg Foundation, "Urban Leadership for the 21st Century: Scaling Up and Reaching Out from the Neighborhood Level - Grassroots Leadership in New York and Los Angeles," 1992-96

Pfizer Foundation, "Local Initiatives in Community Health: New York and Los Angeles," 1995
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), "Environmental Justice: Innovations at the Intersection of Poverty and the Environment," 1992-1995
MacArthur Foundation, "Comparative Urban Research-Mexico City, NYC, Rio de Janeiro," 1990
Rockefeller Brothers Fund, "Environmental Sustainability in Mega-Cities," 1987
Luce Foundation, "Policy Research in Asian Mega-Cities," 1987
Tinker Foundation, "Policy Research in Latin American Mega-Cities," 1987
German Marshall Fund, "Citizen Participation in Western Europe: Madrid, Copenhagen, London," 1980
Ford Foundation Travel and Study Grant for "Community Development Corporations and Grassroots Groups in Urban USA," 1975-1976

Funding for Rio de Janeiro Re-Study Research Project
Ford Foundation, 2005-2006
World Bank, British Department for International Development (DFID), and Dutch Trust Fund, for research on "The Dynamics of Urban Poverty and Implications for Public Policy", 1999-2004

Mayor's Office, Rio de Janeiro, for "Migrants and Squatters in Rio's Favelas: Three Decades", 2003

Rio de Janeiro State Government Research Agency (FAPERJ), 2002
Tinker Foundation, "Intergenerational Persistence of Poverty in Rio's Favelas," 2001
Fulbright Fellowship Award for Teaching and Research in Rio de Janeiro, 2000-2001 (2 1-yr. awards)


The Mega-Cities Project is a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) tax status.
Founder and President: Janice Perlman, PhD. Information: mail@mega-cities.net
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