Institution: Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial
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.
Partnering with public agencies to encourage efficient administration in state, county, and local governments.
The nation’s parks, perhaps our most remarkable public resource, have a history of development through private giving.
A foundation struggled to make one of America’s oldest youth organizations more racially inclusive. But it only got so far under Jim Crow.