The nation’s parks, perhaps our most remarkable public resource, have a history of development through private giving.
New Research: Performing Arts, Family Planning in East Pakistan, Scientific Neutrality, and Planning in India
Four recently published RAC Research Reports draw on the archives of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Population Council.
This edition of our monthly series features new work on the history of agribusiness, international law, diplomatic relations, and tropical disease control.
How philanthropy helped architects and planners create a new kind of suburban community.
A story recounting many accusations, from rigged elections to the meddling of big private money in grassroots organizing.
Research reports drawing on several Rockefeller Archive Center collections span continents, disciplines, and eras.
Funding on levels large and small helped this new area of scientific research grow and evolve.
One foundation’s program in Mexico created the blueprint for ending hunger worldwide.
An early twentieth-century foundation tried using its endowment to support for-profit projects that also would achieve a social goal.
Who defines the public good? The showdown caused when a wealthy philanthropist bought land and tried to give it to the American people.