Topic: Philanthropic Strategies
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.
How philanthropy helped architects and planners create a new kind of suburban community.
Applying a vast fortune to the American race problem, but with decades of false assumptions and well-intended approaches that fell short.
Stepping in to save French monuments without stepping on French pride.
Moving scholarship by and about women from margin to center.
In 1968, the Ford Foundation began to make social investments using a new tool borrowed from the for-profit world, the Program-Related Investment.
How a simple grant request seeded the launch of a full program addressing inequality.
What happened to a massive agricultural development program when war broke out?