Person: John D. Rockefeller
The nation’s parks, perhaps our most remarkable public resource, have a history of development through private giving.
Philanthropy’s role in cleaning up the milk supply prompted better federal food safety protections.
A hundred years ago, hookworm disease was an epidemic across the US South. Northern philanthropy tried to help.
A foundation struggled to make one of America’s oldest youth organizations more racially inclusive. But it only got so far under Jim Crow.