Helmut Anheier and David Hammack’s newly released book, American Foundations: Roles and Contributions, is the product of a three-year project supported by the Aspen Institute’s program on the Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy and brings together numerous specialists to evaluate the impact of foundation giving in a variety of subject areas.
Selected articles include "The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Efforts to Improve Health and Health Care for All Americans" by James R. Knickman and Stephen L. Isaacs; "The Role of Foundations in Shaping Social Welfare Policy and Services: The Case of Welfare Reform" by Jennifer E. Mosley and Joseph Galaskiewicz; and "For the World’s Sake: U.S. Foundations and International Grant Making, 1990–2002" by Lehn M. Benjamin and Kevin F. F. Quigley. Other articles cover the role of U.S. foundations in the areas of education, the arts, religion and social movements. You can find the volume in our libraries under call number 407 ANH AME.
Note: If you are interested in learning more on this topic, join us in New York for a free event with the book's editors and other experts: A Century of Good? 100 Years of American Foundations (Jan 12, 2011). Click here to register.
Catalog/Reference Librarian, The Foundation Center
Here is a Google Books Preview