American Philanthropic Foundations

Regional Difference and Change
by David C. Hammack & Steven Rathgeb Smith
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Publisher: Indiana University Press

Series: Philanthropic and Nonprofit Studies

Publication Date: May 05, 2018

ISBN: 9780253033079

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Once largely confined to the biggest cities in the mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes states, philanthropic foundations now play a significant role in nearly every state. Wide-ranging and incisive, the essays in American Philanthropic Foundations: Regional Difference and Change examine the origins, development, and accomplishments of philanthropic foundations in key cities and regions of the United States. Each contributor assesses foundation efforts to address social and economic inequalities, and to encourage cultural and creative life in their home regions and elsewhere. This fascinating and timely study of contemporary America's philanthropic foundations vividly illustrates foundations' commonalities and differences as they strive to address pressing public problems.