Topic: Financial Sustainability
What began as a philanthropic fund to honor its namesake became an early force in the social sciences.
An innovative nursing program gathered crucial data and brought healthcare to needy families, but ultimately lost its way.
Philanthropy helped architects and planners create a new kind of suburban community in the 1920s.
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.