Topic: Self-Sustaining Initiatives
An innovative nursing program gathered crucial data and brought healthcare to needy families, but ultimately lost its way.
Philanthropy helped architects and planners create a new kind of suburban community in the 1920s.
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.
How the largest US foundation began supporting market-based projects in the late 1960s.