By David C. Hammack,Helmut K. Anheier

ISBN-10: 0815721943

ISBN-13: 9780815721949

America's grantmaking foundations have grown swiftly over the process fresh a long time, even within the face of monetary and monetary crises. Foundations have loads of freedom, get pleasure from frequent legitimacy, and wield massive effect. during this booklet, David Hammack and Helmut Anheier stick with up their edited quantity, American Foundations, with a entire old account of what American foundations have performed with that independence and power.

While philanthropic foundations play vital roles in different elements of the realm, the U.S. region sticks out as unparalleled. Nowhere else are they so a number of, admired, or self sustaining. What were the most contributions of philanthropic foundations to American society? And what may the longer term carry for them?

A flexible American Institution considers foundations in a brand new means. earlier bills ordinarily targeted narrowly on their association, donors, and leaders, and their intentions—but no longer at the final result of philanthropy. instead of taking a look at foundations in a vacuum, Hammack and Anheier contemplate their roles and contributions within the context in their occasions and their monetary and political circumstances.

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