In nearly a century of activity in the field of economics, the Foundation initiated new research centers and training programs around the world.
What began as a philanthropic fund to honor its namesake became an early force in the social sciences.
A new organization played an important part in assisting the Rockefeller Foundation by assembling cooperative studies on the issues of the day.
One philanthropist’s interest in reforming prostitution created a scientific organization focused on connecting sex and crime.
Incorporated in 1923 with funding from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the IEB built a major scientific network in Europe and the US in only five years.
A massive program in nursing education extended to 53 schools across the globe. But it never became a top priority of the foundation that supported it.
Orson Welles’s 1938 radio performance of The War of the Worlds prompted a foundation to explore issues of media literacy and fake news.