Institution: Rockefeller Foundation
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.
Research reports drawing on several Rockefeller Archive Center collections span continents, disciplines, and eras.
How grant makers and grantees cooperated to craft a unique program in dance.
A hundred years ago, hookworm disease was an epidemic across the US South. Northern philanthropy tried to help.
A foundation’s early criticism of the all-male conference panel, before #nomoremanels
What began as an attempt to find more job opportunities for historians went further and launched a new field.
What does it take to control the outbreak of a deadly disease?
The inside story of the study that first questioned binary sexuality and spurred outcry and controversy.
How a charismatic community activist from Watts challenged a foundation’s civil rights strategy.