Topic: Capacity Building
The Irish Language Debate: Nationalism and Rockefeller Foundation Medical Education Reform in the Irish Free State
Ireland’s independence revived the nationalist campaign for mandatory Irish language. The debate discouraged Rockefeller Foundation funders.
Launched in the 1960s, this program provided financial support for more than two decades to strengthen universities in the Global South.
What began as a philanthropic fund to honor its namesake became an early force in the social sciences.
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.
Rockefeller Foundation agriculture programs begun in Mexico achieved global reach through four major research institutes. Building them was the result of partnership.
The Rockefeller Foundation’s first intensive agriculture endeavor is now credited with launching the global transformation known as the “Green Revolution.”
In honor of Women’s History Month, we highlight thirteen individuals from our collections to show the range of contributions women have made in the field of philanthropy and in the world at large.