Topic: Issues in Philanthropy
An early twentieth-century foundation tried using its endowment to support for-profit projects that also would achieve a social goal.
Prompted by Reagan-era budget cuts, a new program serving low-income single parents receiving public aid failed to meet its constituents’ needs.
Is private wealth an obstacle to democracy? Fifty years ago, Congress thought so.
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.
At midcentury, Rockefeller Foundation staffers hoped new technologies might find solutions to complex problems.
Convenings at Bellagio have tackled global challenges of every sort, from trade and finance to public health, agriculture, and food security.
Rockefeller Foundation agriculture programs begun in Mexico achieved global reach through four major research institutes. Building them was the result of partnership.
Two decades of funding helped legitimize the study of psychiatry as a medical issue, not a problem of character.
The Rockefeller Foundation’s first intensive agriculture endeavor is now credited with launching the global transformation known as the “Green Revolution.”