Author: Teresa Iacobelli
Programs designed to build public health infrastructure, eradicate disease, and increase access to healthcare have formed the core of more than a hundred years of one foundation’s strategy.
In the early 20th century, the General Education Board was devoted to the cause of improving education throughout the United States, without distinction of race, sex, or creed.
A foundation set on eradicating mosquito-born diseases had to accept that disease control was good enough.
Two decades of funding helped legitimize the study of psychiatry as a medical issue, not a problem of character.
As the scarcity of global resources became increasingly worrisome in the 20th century, these organizations more boldly approached work in population and family planning.
Foundation policy toward reconstruction was shaped by uncertainty over Europe’s — and in particular Germany’s — future
Saving scholars threatened by Nazis was not easy, but choosing which ones to save was even more difficult.
Global war drew a new philanthropy into relief work.
Preserving Scholarship During World War II: the Rockefeller Foundation, Libraries, and Microphotography
Using new technology to save threatened world resources and keep free inquiry alive under threat of fascist destruction.
How a meeting of scientists and health experts sparked a new international campaign to find a way to prevent AIDS.