Institution: Rockefeller Foundation
The Rockefeller Foundation’s Rural Reconstruction Program in 1930s China
In the 1930s, an ambitious program to reshape China was cut short by war, but offered a model for community development.
Laboratories, Talent, and New Technology: the Rockefeller Foundation and the Physical Sciences
One philanthropy invested in scientists and pushed the atomic age forward.
Documenting Injustice: Recording the Histories of the Japanese American Incarceration
The origins and legacy of a research project conducted in the American concentration camps for Japanese Americans.
1960s 1970s 1980s
The Rockefeller Foundation’s University Development Program
Launched in the 1960s, this program provided financial support for more than two decades to strengthen universities in the Global South.
Legitimizing the Social Sciences: The Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial in the 1920s
What began as a philanthropic fund to honor its namesake became an early force in the social sciences.
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.