Foundations for Social Change: Critical Perspectives on Philanthropy and Popular Movements

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Daniel Faber, Deborah McCarthy
Rowman & Littlefield, 2005 - Social Science - 307 pages
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This multi-disciplinary collection blends broad overviews and case studies as well as different theoretical perspectives in a critique of the relationship between United States philanthropic foundations and movements for social change. Scholars and practitioners examine how these foundations support and/or thwart popular social movements and address how philanthropic institutions can be more accountable and democratic in a sophisticated, provocative, and accessible manner. Foundations for Social Change brings together the leading voices on philanthropy and social movements into a single collection and its interdisciplinary approach will appeal to scholars, students, foundation officials, non-profit advocates, and social movement activists.

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Legacy and Promise for Social Justice Funding Charitable Foundations and Progressive Social Movements Past and Present
Liberal Foundations Impediments or Supports for Social Change?
Moving Public Policy to the Right The Strategic Philanthropy of Conservative Foundations
Up Against Conservative Public Policy Alternatives to Mainstream Philanthropy
Foundations and the Environmental Movement Priorities Strategies and Impact
Breaking the Funding Barriers Philanthropic Activism in Support of the Environmental Justice Movement
The Politics of Philanthropy and Social Change Challenges for Racial Justice
Living Up to the Promise of Collaboration Foundations and Community Organizations as Partners in the Revitalization of Poor Neighborhoods
Coming Out of the Green Closet Wealth Discourse and the Construction of Social Change Philanthropists
Mobilizing Money Strategically Opportunities for Grantees to Be Active Agents in Social Movement Philanthropy
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Page 14 - Center defines a foundation as a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization with its own funds (usually from a single source, either an individual, family, or corporation) and program managed by its own trustees and directors that was established to maintain or aid educational, social, charitable, religious, or other activities serving the common welfare, primarily by making grants to other nonprofit organizations.

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Daniel Faber is Associate Professor of Sociology at Northeastern University. He specializes in sociology of philanthropy, the political/economy of the environment, and globalization. Deborah McCarthy is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the College of Charleston. She specializes in environmental sociology, social movements, the sociology of philanthropy, and urban studies.

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