Institution: Rockefeller Foundation
A short-lived environmental research program in the 1970s was an early foray into climate change funding.
Working to change US medical education was one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s biggest endeavors in the 1910s and 1920s, extending from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to Beijing, China.
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.
At midcentury, Rockefeller Foundation staffers hoped new technologies might find solutions to complex problems.