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American Foundations

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American Foundations represents the most comprehensive effort to date to assess the impact and significance of philanthropic foundations in the United States. Unlike operating charities such as schools, hospitals, and museums, grantmaking foundations enjoy exceptional independence. They also control substantial assets, amounting in 2007 to nearly $500 billion. Yet relatively little is known about their effect on American life. This book fills that void.

Author Biography

Helmut K. Anheier is dean of the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, academic director of the Center for Social Investment at Heidelberg University, and professor of public policy and social welfare at UCLA. He was previously a Centennial Professor at the London School of Economics, and a researcher at Johns Hopkins University. His publications include Creative Philanthropy, written with Diana Leat (Routledge, 2006) and Nonprofit Organizations (Routledge, 2010). David C. Hammack is Hiram C. Haydn Professor of History at Case Western Reserve University, where he is also a leader of the Faculty Council of the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations. He is past president of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action. His books include Globalization, Philanthropy, and Civil Society, edited with Steven Heydemann (Indiana, 2009) and Making the Nonprofit Sector in the United States (Indiana, 2000).
Release date Australia
February 1st, 2010
Edited by David C. Hammack Edited by Helmut K. Anheier
Country of Publication
United States
Brookings Institution
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