International Encyclopedia of Foundations

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Greenwood Press, Apr 1, 1990 - Business & Economics - 355 pages

This new work, edited by Kiger, a specialist in foundation history, inlcudes 146 sketches of major foundations in 31 countries. Detailed entries written by foundation personnel or drawn from secondary sources describe the history, purpose, activities, financing, governance, and location of each foundation. . . . This will be useful both as a reference source and a social history. Library Journal

This volume provides information on the history and operation of major foundations located outside the United States. Unlike statistical directories covering foreign foundations, this book treats the most important foundations in thirty-one different countries and provides historical essays often written by the respective officers themselves. As one of the very few book-length accounts of international foundations in English, the volume offers not only essential data on individual organizations, but a platform for comparing the structure and function of various foundations as well.

The book is made up of 146 historical sketches of the most significant foundations in thirty-one countries, categorized by type as independent, corporation-sponsored, community, or operating. Approximately half of the sketches were provided by persons within the foundations, while the remaining ones were derived from histories and reports, correspondence, interviews, and other research. Each sketch contains basic information on the founding, purpose, activities, financing, governance, and location of a foundation, to the extent that it was available. Also included are three appendices, which provide topical and chronological listings of the institutions. In addition, bibliographical references to sources utilized and references for further reading are supplied at the end of each sketch. The volume will be a valuable reference source for foundations throughout the world, government agencies and college and university administrators, and public and academic libraries. It will also be relevant to courses in the history of philanthropy and intellectual and social history.

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Contents

The Encyclopedia
1
Australia
9
Belgium
17
Brazil
21
Canada
29
Colombia
69
Denmark
71
El Salvador
73
New Zealand
187
Portugal
193
Saudi Arabia
199
Singapore
201
Spain
203
Sweden
217
Switzerland
225
Taiwan
231

Finland
75
France
81
Germany Federal Republic of
85
Greece
109
India
111
Israel
117
Italy
119
Japan
131
Malaysia
165
Mexico
169
The Netherlands
175
Turkey
233
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
237
United Kingdom
239
Venezuela
313
Chronology
317
Genealogy
323
FamilyConnected Foundations
329
Index
333
Contributors
351
Copyright

About the author (1990)

JOSEPH C. KIGER is Professor of History Emeritus and Director of Program on Foundations and Comparable Organizations at the University of Mississippi. He is the author or editor of several works, including "Foundations" (Greenwood, 1984), "Historiographic Review of Foundation Literature" (1987), and "International Encyclopedia of Foundations" (Greenwood, 1993). He is an organization member of CIVICUS (World Alliance for Citizen Participation).

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