Casebook for The Foundation: A Great American Secret: A Great American Secret

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PublicAffairs, Mar 25, 2009 - History - 354 pages
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Unique in all the world, the American foundation sector has been an engine of social change for more than a century.

In this companion volume to The Foundation: A Great American Secret, Joel Fleishman, Scott Kohler, and Steven Schindler explore 100 of the highest-achieving foundation initiatives of all time. Based on a rich array of sources--from interviews with the principals themselves to contemporaneous news accounts to internal evaluation reports--this volume presents brief case studies of foundation success stories across virtually every field of human endeavor.

The influence of the foundations on American, and indeed global society, has only occasionally come into the public view. For every well-known foundation achievement--Andrew Carnegie's massive library building program or the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's public efforts to curb tobacco use--there are a great many lesser-known, but often equally important stories to be told.

The cases in this volume provide a wealth of evidentiary support for Joel Fleishman's description of, and recommendations for, the foundation sector. With lessons for grant-makers, grant-seekers, public officials, and public-spirited individuals alike, this casebook pieces together 100 stories, some well known, others never before told, and offers hard proof of the foundation sector's immense and enduring impact on scientific research, education, public policy, and many other fields. The work that foundations have supported over the past century has achieved profound results. Yet foundations are capable of more and better. This volume, a window onto great successes of the past and present, is at once a look back, a look around, and a point of reference as we turn to the future. 

 

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Contents

Case 52 Local Initiatives Support Corporation LISC
151
Case 53 Support of Democratization and Civil Societies in Central and Eastern Europe
156
Case 54 MacArthur Fellows Program
162
Case 55 The Enterprise Foundation
164
Case 56 SelfHelp
166
Case 57 Conflict Resolution Program
169
Case 58 The Health Care for the Homeless Program
171
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
173

TIAACREF One of the Wealthiest Pension Funds in the World
25
Case 10 Building Schools for Rural African Americans
27
National Bureau of Economic Research
30
Case 12 Reforming the Legal Profession through Education and Practice
33
Case 13 The Rural Hospitals Program
36
Case 14 Mount Palomar Hale Telescope
38
Case 15 The Development of Molecular Biology and the Discovery of the Structure of DNA
39
Case 16 Predecessor to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
42
Karl Gunnar Myrdals AN AMERICAN DILEMMA
44
Case 18 Support for the Development of the Pap Smear Test
46
Case 19 Support of the National Institutes of Health
48
Case 20 The Green Revolution
51
Case 21 The Rochester Regional Hospital Council
58
Case 22 Institution Building for EvidenceBased Public Policy
61
Case 23 Preventing Crashes on Americas Highways
66
Rockefellers Population Council
70
University Area Studies Programs
72
Case 26 Howard Hughes Medical Institute
74
Case 27 Program to Strengthen Business Education
76
National Merit Scholarship Corporation
79
Manhattan Bail Project
81
National Assessment of Educational Progress
84
Case 31 The Development of the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant Professions
86
Case 32 Americas System of Public Broadcasting and Public Radio
90
Case 33 BedfordStuyvesant and the Rise of the Community Development Corporation
94
Case 34 Childrens Television Workshop and SESAME STREET
99
Case 35 Federal College Scholarships for Americas Needy Students
102
Case 36 Social Movements and Civil Rights Litigation
104
Case 37 The Police Foundation
106
Case 38 The Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program
108
Case 39 Environmental Public Interest Law Centers
111
Case 40 The National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union
113
Case 41 Programs to Enhance the Rights and Opportunities of Women
116
Case 42 The Emergency Medical Services Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
119
Case 43 Hospice Care Movement
125
Case 44 The Tropical Disease Program
128
Case 45 Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation
133
Case 46 Conservative Legal Advocacy
135
Case 47 Grameen Bank
137
Case 48 Monterey Bay Aquarium and Research Institute
140
Case 49 Human Rights and the International Criminal Court
142
Case 50 The NurseFamily Partnership
146
Law and Economics
148
Case 60 Cleaning up Bostons Harbor and Waterfront
175
Case 61 Biodiversity Protection
179
Vouchers in Milwaukee
181
Case 63 The Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center
183
Case 64 Clare Boothe Luce Program
187
The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics
189
Case 66 Goldman Environmental Prize
192
Case 67 Cooperative Security and the NunnLugar Act
193
Case 68 Care at the End of Life
198
Case 69 New Standards Project
201
Case 70 Sustainable Environment Programs
204
Case 71 KIDS COUNT
207
Case 72 The Transformation of the Kaiser Family Foundation
208
Case 73 The Energy Foundation
213
Case 74 Central European University
215
Case 75 Living Cities
217
Case 76 The Tobacco Use Programs
219
Case 77 Charter Schools Funding
223
Case 78 JSTOR
225
Case 79 International Science Foundation
228
Case 80 Support for Asian Studies and Cultural Exchange
231
Case 81 The Prostate Cancer Foundation
234
Case 82 Paul B Beeson Career Development Awards in Aging Research Program
236
Case 83 Picker Institute
238
Case 84 College and Beyond Database
240
Case 85 National Violent Death Reporting System
242
Case 86 National Urban Reconstruction and Housing Agency NURCHA
244
Case 87 Pew Research Center for the People and the Press
247
Case 88 Sloan Digital Sky Survey
249
Case 89 Computational Molecular Biology and Professional Science Degrees
251
Case 90 Grantmakers for Effective Organizations
253
Case 91 United Nations Arrears Campaign
256
Case 92 Youth Development Program
259
Case 93 The Plan for Transformation of Public Housing in Chicago
263
Case 94 China Sustainable Energy Program
265
Case 95 Smart Growth Initiative
267
Case 96 International Fellowships Program
269
Case 97 Sustainable Development in the Great Bear Rainforest
271
Case 98 Talented Students in the Arts Initiative
275
KIPP Academies
277
A PublicPrivate Collaborative
279
notes
283
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Joel L. Fleishman has been a Director of Boston Scientific since 1992 and is Professor of Law and Public Policy at Duke University. He has served as President of the Atlantic Philanthropic Service Company, the U.S. affiliate of Atlantic Philanthropies, and currently serves as a member of The John and Mary Markle Foundation, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Urban Institute, Chairman of The Visiting Committee of the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and as a director of Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation.

Steven Schindler has worked for more than twenty years as a writer, producer, editor, and director of news, entertainment, magazine, and reality television programs. He is also the author of "Sewer Balls" -- "probably the best novel produced by the small presses in 1999" "(Small Press Review)" -- and "From the Block." He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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