Topic: Global Engagement
In the 1930s, an ambitious program to reshape China was cut short by war, but offered a model for community development.
The origins and legacy of a research project conducted in the American concentration camps for Japanese Americans.
Launched in the 1960s, this program provided financial support for more than two decades to strengthen universities in the Global South.
One of the first large-scale philanthropic foundations in the United States was created out of industrial wealth and came to reach around the globe.
Partnering with public agencies to encourage efficient administration in state, county, and local governments.
Encouraging cross-cultural knowledge in an interconnected postwar world by shaping new interdisciplinary programs and retooling traditional academic fields.
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.
Incorporated in 1923 with funding from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the IEB built a major scientific network in Europe and the US in only five years.
A massive program in nursing education extended to 53 schools across the globe. But it never became a top priority of the foundation that supported it.
Programs designed to build public health infrastructure, eradicate disease, and increase access to healthcare have formed the core of more than a hundred years of one foundation’s strategy.