A Versatile American Institution: The Changing Ideals and Realities of Philanthropic Foundations

A Versatile American Institution: The Changing Ideals and Realities of Philanthropic Foundations

by David C. Hammack, Helmut K. Anheier

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815721956
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 02/27/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 273
File size: 988 KB

About the Author

David C. Hammack is the Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a past president of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action (ARNOVA). Helmut K. Anheier is dean of the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany, serves as academic director of the Center for Social Investment at Heidelberg University, and is senior fellow at UCLA's Luskin School of Public Policy. Anheier and Hammack are the coeditors of American Foundations: Roles and Contributions (Brookings, 2010).

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Foundations in the United States 1

2 Remarkable Nineteenth-Century Foundations 19

3 The Classic Institution-Building Period, 1900-50 43

4 After World War II: Readjustment and Redefinition 75

5 Variety and Relevance: American Foundations at the Start of the Twenty-First Century 117

Appendixes

A What Is a "Foundation"? 157

B On Sources 162

Acknowledgments 173

Notes 177

References 217

Index of Foundation Names 249

Index of Subjects 255

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