Topic: Issues in Philanthropy

The Rockefeller Foundation and Civil Liberties During the Early Cold War

A foundation-supported publication challenged McCarthyism and caused a controversy.

Rebuilding Europe: the Rockefeller Foundation’s Role in Post-World-War II Reconstruction

Foundation policy toward reconstruction was shaped by uncertainty over Europe’s — and in particular Germany’s — future

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Role in Creating the Atomic Bomb

In the aftermath, Foundation staff struggled to rectify their organization’s involvement with this weapon of mass destruction.

The Rockefeller Foundation’s Refugee Scholar Program

Saving scholars threatened by Nazis was not easy, but choosing which ones to save was even more difficult.

World War I & the Rockefeller Foundation

Global war drew a new philanthropy into relief work.

Photo of Hillcrest, the home of the Rockefeller Archive Center

New Research: Water Health, Philanthropy and Race, Black Rural Development, and Postwar Social Planning

In this month’s edition of the series, the authors have used the records of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the General Education Board, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, along with the papers of Nelson C. Davis.

Photo of Hillcrest, the home of the Rockefeller Archive Center

New Research: Economic Research, Grantmaking in Colombia, Feeding India, and Near East Rural Education

In this month’s edition of the series, the authors have used the records of the Rockefeller Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, the Ford Foundation, the Office of the Messrs. Rockefeller, and the Near East Foundation.

A “Constructive and Important Failure”: A Foundation Funds Job Training in the 1970s and 1980s

Prompted by Reagan-era budget cuts, a new program serving low-income single parents receiving public aid failed to meet its constituents’ needs.

“Distasteful Regimes”: Authoritarianism, the Ford Foundation, and Social Sciences in Brazil

When the restrictive military regime that had taken power in Brazil in 1964 became even more repressive by 1969, staffers at the Ford Foundation found themselves facing a conundrum.

Photo of Hillcrest, the home of the Rockefeller Archive Center

New Research: Community Action, Hungarian Refugees, Korean Studies, and Yellow Fever Vaccines

The latest installment in our New Research series features reports using the collections of the Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council.