Barry Goldberg is a Senior Writer and Editor at the Partnership for Public Service, a nonpartisan nonprofit working to build a better government and a stronger democracy. He holds a PhD in History and was previously a postdoctoral fellow at the Rockefeller Archive Center.
Rockefeller Foundation agriculture programs begun in Mexico achieved global reach through four major research institutes. Building them was the result of partnership.
In the 1980s, critics argued that some groups had been left behind by the Green Revolution.
Prompted by Reagan-era budget cuts, a new program serving low-income single parents receiving public aid failed to meet its constituents’ needs.
How a meeting of scientists and health experts sparked a new international campaign to find a way to prevent AIDS.
A foundation struggled to make one of America’s oldest youth organizations more racially inclusive. But it only got so far under Jim Crow.
How a charismatic community activist from Watts challenged a foundation’s civil rights strategy through a jobs training program.
How a simple grant request seeded the launch of a full program addressing inequality.