American Foundations: Roles and Contributions by Helmut K. Anheier, David C. Hammack

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33. Anderson (1988, p. 55). 34. Anderson (1988, p. 36). 35. Parker (1972). 36. Harlan (1958, p. 254). 37. Anderson (1988); Anderson and Moss (1999). 40 pamela barnhouse walters and emily a. 41 Because Rosenwald officials were trying to moderate, in effect, the extremes of the Jim Crow system in an era in which southern blacks had been stripped of all political influence, they too had to accommodate the very color line they were trying to challenge. This accommodation was manifested in two principal ways.

23. Curry (1969). 24. Black (1961, p. 39). 38 pamela barnhouse walters and emily a. bowman As northerners, the principals paid by the Peabody Fund could not directly participate in southern politics. The fund accomplished its goals by using private funds to leverage educational commitments from public officials and by cooperating with local leaders. What did the Peabody Fund accomplish through these means? 25 Peabody Fund trustees, reflecting in 1880 on their first thirteen years’ work, concluded that they had helped bring about “one of the most marvelous revolutions of the century.

It would be wrong to conclude on a note that suggests that all foundations subscribe to any single set of approaches. Instead, we step back for a moment to emphasize the extraordinary diversity of foundation size, approach, and purpose and to suggest that acceptance of that diversity is increasing. 38 The liberal National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy critiques the field from a progressive standpoint; the Philanthropy Roundtable and the Capital Research Center comment from the right. In its efforts to provide an umbrella for the entire field, the Council on Foundations has set up a number of specialized committees.

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