Topic: Issues in Philanthropy
In 1968, the Ford Foundation began to make social investments using a new tool borrowed from the for-profit world, the Program-Related Investment.
In 1923, a wealthy philanthropist’s funding helped make life-saving treatment for diabetes available to patients and doctors.
Who defines the public good? The showdown caused when a wealthy philanthropist bought land and tried to give it to the American people.
How a simple grant request seeded the launch of a full program addressing inequality.
How battling hookworm on rural farms laid the groundwork for a global public health system.
Our understanding of the insanity defense relies on a book that was an unintended outcome of a Commonwealth Fund grant.
Decades of foundation involvement has helped this American cultural organization to grow, thrive, and innovate.
One small grant gave enduring voice to one of the most famous critiques of postwar urban renewal.
What happened to a massive agricultural development program when war broke out?
Why would an American foundation transform the field of business education?