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American foundations : roles and contributions /

"Assesses comprehensively the impact and significance of philanthropic foundations in the United States and their effect on American culture and society covering areas such as education and research, health care, social welfare, arts and culture, religion, social movements, and international affairs...

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Other Authors: Anheier, Helmut K., 1954-, Hammack, David C.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, 2010
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Table of Contents:
  • 1. American foundations : their roles and contributions to society / David C. Hammack and Helmut K. Anheier
  • 2. Foundations and the making of public education in the United States, 1867-1950 / Pamela Barnhouse Walters and Emily A. Bowman
  • 3. Catalysts for change? Foundations and school reform, 1950-2005 / Elisabeth Clemens and Linda C. Lee
  • 4. The partnerships of foundations and research universities / Steven C. Wheatley
  • 5. Foundations and higher education / Peter Frumkin and Gabriel Kaplan
  • 6. Foundations and health : innovation, marginalization, and relevance since 1900 / Daniel M. Fox
  • 7. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's efforts to improve health and health care for all Americans / James R. Knickman and Stephen L. Isaacs
  • 8. Foundations and social welfare in the twentieth century / Wolfgang Bielefeld and Jane Chu
  • 9. The role of foundations in shaping social welfare policy and services : the case of welfare reform / Jennifer E. Mosley and Joseph Galaskiewicz
  • 10. The state and international philanthropy : the contribution of American foundations, 1919-1991 / Steven Heydemann with Rebecca Kinsey
  • 11. For the world's sake : U.S. foundations and international grant making, 1990-2002 / Lehn M. Benjamin and Kevin F. F. Quigley
  • 12. Foundations as cultural actors / James Allen Smith
  • 13. Roles of foundations and their impact in the arts / Stefan Toepler
  • 14. The role of foundations in American religion / Robert Wuthnow and D. Michael Lindsay
  • 15. Foundations, social movements, and the contradictions of liberal philanthropy / Alice O'Connor
  • 16. Consolidating social change : the consequences of foundation funding for developing social movement infrastructures / Debra Minkoff and Jon Agnone
  • 17. Foundations and public policy / Steven Rathgeb Smith
  • 18. Looking forward : American foundations between continuity and change / David C. Hammack and Helmut K. Anheier
  • Appendixes
  • A. Data sources
  • B. Cleaning the foundations data set for chapter 3
  • C. Descriptive information : the civil rights and social action sector, 2001.