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.
Decades of foundation involvement has helped this American cultural organization to grow, thrive, and innovate.
A Hand in Urban Design: Rockefeller Foundation Support for Renowned Urbanist Jane Jacobs and New York’s Lincoln Center
One small grant gave enduring voice to one of the most famous critiques of postwar urban renewal, while another huge grant went to an opposing cause.
What happened to a massive agricultural development program when war broke out?
In the years before Brown v. Board, a philanthropic fund hoped research and data would turn the tide on attitudes toward segregation.
How the largest US foundation began supporting market-based projects in the late 1960s.