Centering Women’s Rights in the Population Field: The Ford Foundation and Sexual Health in the 1990s
A 1994 meeting moved women’s empowerment front and center for grantmaking in global population.
What began as a philanthropic fund to honor its namesake became an early force in the social sciences.
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.
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.