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

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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. First, whereas Peabody’s partial succor method had required contributions from state and local treasuries, Rosenwald’s school construction program required contributions from local black communities as well as from public sources.

Federal funds came with strings. New rules imposed standards on the design of buildings and facilities; provisions for employee and public health and safety; program design; staff training, licensing, and certification; and institutional accreditation. They also enforced the newly established civil rights of women and minorities in hiring and promotion and in receipt of services. S. Supreme Court affirmed that Congress had the power to set such rules. In every field, funding arrangements—fee structures, insurance arrangements, local taxes, streams of state and federal funds—as well as the standards and interests of professionals and other workers, shaped the provision of services in ways that, once established, were not easy to change.

Casey, Rockefeller, and many other foundations). 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.

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