Topic: Racial Discrimination
Against a backdrop of white, establishment concepts of literary excellence, one foundation struggled to appreciate Black voices.
A story recounting many accusations, from rigged elections to the meddling of big private money in grassroots organizing.
Applying a vast fortune to the American race problem, but with decades of false assumptions and well-intended approaches that fell short.
A foundation struggled one of America’s oldest youth organizations more racially inclusive. But it only got so far under Jim Crow.
How a charismatic community activist from Watts challenged a foundation’s civil rights strategy through a jobs training program.
How a simple grant request seeded the launch of a full program addressing inequality.
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.