Decade: 20th Century
Evolution of a Foundation: an Institutional History of the Rockefeller Foundation
One of the first large-scale philanthropic foundations in the United States was created out of industrial wealth and came to reach around the globe.
1910s 20th Century
“Investment Philanthropy” Investing for Social Good, a Century Ago
An early twentieth-century foundation tried using its endowment to support for-profit projects that also would achieve a social goal.
1920s 20th Century
The “Insulin Gift”
In 1923, a wealthy philanthropist’s funding helped make life-saving treatment for diabetes available to patients and doctors.
1930s 1980s 1990s 2000-2010 20th Century 21st Century
The Commonwealth Fund and the “Insanity Defense”: Unexpected Outcomes
Our understanding of the insanity defense relies on a book that was an unintended outcome of a Commonwealth Fund grant.
1960s 20th Century
Supporting Economic Justice? The Ford Foundation’s 1968 Experiment in Program Related Investments
How the largest US foundation began supporting market-based projects in the late 1960s.