Applying a vast fortune to the American race problem, but with decades of false assumptions and well-intended approaches that fell short.
Funding on levels large and small helped this new area of scientific research grow and evolve.
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller’s passion for modern art influenced her children, especially her son Nelson Rockefeller, and continues to reach the public through the museum she co-founded.
How an American philanthropist’s love of medieval art created an immersive Old World experience at The Cloisters museum in New York City.
Does philanthropy always require a perfect partnership to create something great? Peering behind the facade of The Met Cloisters museum reveals that the answer is sometimes “no.”
A hundred years ago, hookworm disease was an epidemic across the US South. Northern philanthropy tried to help.
Stepping in to save French monuments without stepping on French pride.
How a new foundation helped one of America’s oldest youth organizations become more racially inclusive.
In 1923, a wealthy philanthropist’s funding helped make life-saving treatment for diabetes available to patients and doctors.
Who defines the public good? The showdown caused when a wealthy philanthropist bought land and tried to give it to the American people.