International understanding, peace and well-being have been a concern of US philanthropy from the beginning. Through avenues such as track II diplomacy, support for think tanks and multi-lateral organizations, and international exchanges, philanthropic institutions and individuals have made inroads in international relations in ways that governments often cannot.
Stepping in to save French monuments without stepping on French pride.
Century-old tips to prevent infection still make sense today.
What happened to a massive agricultural development program when war broke out?
What does it take to control the outbreak of a deadly disease?
When a friendly interaction unexpectedly emerged between American and Chinese table tennis players, one nonprofit seized the opportunity to support broader cultural diplomacy.
One foundation’s program in Mexico created the blueprint for ending hunger worldwide.
How did a US foundation manage to work under apartheid?