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The Resource A versatile American institution : the changing ideals and realities of philanthropic foundations, David C. Hammack and Helmut K. Anheier

A versatile American institution : the changing ideals and realities of philanthropic foundations, David C. Hammack and Helmut K. Anheier

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A versatile American institution : the changing ideals and realities of philanthropic foundations
Title
A versatile American institution
Title remainder
the changing ideals and realities of philanthropic foundations
Statement of responsibility
David C. Hammack and Helmut K. Anheier
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eng
Summary
"America's grantmaking foundations have grown rapidly over the course of recent decades, even in the face of financial and economic crises. Foundations have a great deal of freedom, enjoy widespread legitimacy, and wield considerable influence. In this book, David Hammack and Helmut Anheier follow up their edited volume, American Foundations, with a comprehensive historical account of what American foundations have done with that independence and power. While philanthropic foundations play important roles in other parts of the world, the U.S. sector stands out as exceptional. Nowhere else are they so numerous, prominent, or autonomous. What have been the main contributions of philanthropic foundations to American society? And what might the future hold for them? A Versatile American Institution considers foundations in a new way. Previous accounts typically focused narrowly on their organization, donors, and leaders, and their intentions - but not on the outcome of philanthropy. Rather than looking at foundations in a vacuum, Hammack and Anheier consider their roles and contributions in the context of their times and their economic and political circumstances"--provided by publisher
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Hammack, David C
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1954-
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Anheier, Helmut K.
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Endowments
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A versatile American institution : the changing ideals and realities of philanthropic foundations, David C. Hammack and Helmut K. Anheier
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-248) and indexes
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
Contents
Foundations in the United States -- Remarkable nineteenth-century foundations -- The classic institution-building period, 1900-50 -- After World War II: readjustment and redefinition -- Variety and relevance: American foundations at the start of the twenty-first century
Control code
FIEb17313259
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780815721949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)729346520
Label
A versatile American institution : the changing ideals and realities of philanthropic foundations, David C. Hammack and Helmut K. Anheier
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-248) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Foundations in the United States -- Remarkable nineteenth-century foundations -- The classic institution-building period, 1900-50 -- After World War II: readjustment and redefinition -- Variety and relevance: American foundations at the start of the twenty-first century
Control code
FIEb17313259
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xii, 273 pages
Isbn
9780815721949
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)729346520

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