Topic: Philanthropy & the Private Sector
Prompted by Reagan-era budget cuts, a new program serving low-income single parents receiving public aid failed to meet its constituents’ needs.
The nation’s parks, perhaps our most remarkable public resource, have a history of development through private giving.
Philanthropy helped architects and planners create a new kind of suburban community in the 1920s.
How a meeting of scientists and health experts sparked a new international campaign to find a way to prevent AIDS.
Is private wealth an obstacle to democracy? Fifty years ago, Congress thought so.
How a charismatic community activist from Watts challenged a foundation’s civil rights strategy through a jobs training program.
An early twentieth-century foundation tried using its endowment to support for-profit projects that also would achieve a social goal.
In 1968, the Ford Foundation began to make social investments using a new tool borrowed from the for-profit world, the Program-Related Investment.