Stream: Issues in Philanthropy
Is private wealth an obstacle to democracy? Fifty years ago, Congress thought so.
How a charismatic community activist from Watts challenged a foundation’s civil rights strategy.
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.
Who defines the public good? The showdown caused when a wealthy philanthropist bought land and tried to give it to the American people.
How a simple grant request seeded the launch of a full program addressing inequality.
How battling hookworm on rural farms laid the groundwork for a global public health system.
Our understanding of the insanity defense relies on a book that was an unintended outcome of a Commonwealth Fund grant.
Decades of foundation involvement has helped this American cultural organization to grow, thrive, and innovate.