By David C. Hammack,Helmut K. Anheier
America's grantmaking foundations have grown swiftly over the process fresh many years, even within the face of economic and fiscal crises. Foundations have loads of freedom, take pleasure in frequent legitimacy, and wield enormous impression. during this e-book, David Hammack and Helmut Anheier stick to up their edited quantity, American Foundations, with a accomplished old account of what American foundations have performed with that independence and power.
While philanthropic foundations play very important roles in different components of the realm, the U.S. area sticks out as extraordinary. Nowhere else are they so a number of, popular, or independent. What were the most contributions of philanthropic foundations to American society? And what could the longer term carry for them?
A flexible American Institution considers foundations in a brand new means. prior debts ordinarily targeted narrowly on their association, donors, and leaders, and their intentionsbut now not at the consequence of philanthropy. instead of foundations in a vacuum, Hammack and Anheier give some thought to their roles and contributions within the context in their instances and their fiscal and political circumstances.
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