Topic: Urban Renewal

Funding a Social Movement: The Ford Foundation and Civil Rights, 1965-1970

A story recounting many accusations, from rigged elections to the meddling of big private money in grassroots organizing.

“Investment Philanthropy” Investing for Social Good, a Century Ago

An early twentieth-century foundation tried using its endowment to support for-profit projects that also would achieve a social goal.

In Brief: The Rockefeller Foundation Supports Renowned Urbanist Jane Jacobs

One small grant gave enduring voice to one of the most famous critiques of postwar urban renewal.