If your foundation is interested in achieving its mission through public policy engagement, ask our library staff about the new publication, Foundations and Public Policy: Leveraging Philanthropic Dollars, Knowledge, and Networks for Greater Impact (2009). In addition to chapters that discuss the history and strategies related to foundation involvement in public policy, there are also sections that deal with specific policy arenas:
-Expanding and preserving health insurance coverage
-Protecting wetlands and conserving habitats
-Supporting child care
-Promoting school choice initiatives
Published by the Foundation Center, the book is edited by Dr. James M. Ferris, founding director of The Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy at the University of Southern California (USC).