Person: John D. Rockefeller
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.
In the early 20th century, the General Education Board was devoted to the cause of improving education throughout the United States, without distinction of race, sex, or creed.
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.