Location: United States
Does philanthropy always require a perfect partnership to create something great? Peering behind the facade of The Met Cloisters museum reveals that the answer is sometimes “no.”
Philanthropy’s role in cleaning up the milk supply prompted better federal food safety protections.
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.
Moving scholarship by and about women from margin to center.
How a foundation provided the final ingredient to an era-defining novel.
The inside story of the study that first questioned binary sexuality and spurred outcry and controversy.
An early twentieth-century foundation tried using its endowment to support for-profit projects that also would achieve a social goal.
In 1968, the Ford Foundation began to make social investments using a new tool borrowed from the for-profit world, the Program-Related Investment.
In 1923, a wealthy philanthropist’s funding helped make life-saving treatment for diabetes available to patients and doctors.