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.
What began as a philanthropic fund to honor its namesake became an early force in the social sciences.
Encouraging cross-cultural knowledge in an interconnected postwar world by shaping new interdisciplinary programs and retooling traditional academic fields.
In the aftermath, Foundation staff struggled to rectify their organization’s involvement with this weapon of mass destruction.
How a famous anthropologist challenged her own funder to take more risks.
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.
Against a backdrop of white, establishment concepts of literary excellence, one foundation struggled to appreciate Black voices.
A story recounting many accusations, from rigged elections to the meddling of big private money in grassroots organizing.
Applying a vast fortune to the American race problem, but with decades of false assumptions and well-intended approaches that fell short.