Giving for Social Change: Foundations, Public Policy, and the American Political Agenda

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This study shows how philanthropic foundations and their leaders help shape the American political agenda. The authors' central argument is that foundation leaders are members of a key social and political elite in American society. Relying on a survey of such leaders and on an examination of foundation public policy grants, the authors demonstrate that members of the foundation elite are among the most polarized groups in American society.

This study shows how philanthropic foundations and their leaders help shape the American political agenda. The authors' central argument is that foundation leaders are members of a key social and political elite in American society. Relying on a survey of such leaders and on an examination of foundation public policy grants, the authors demonstrate that members of the foundation elite are among the most polarized groups in American society.

Contrary to popular belief, those who control foundations seek to make American more progressive. Public policy oriented foundations are largely liberal in outlook and make grants primarily to liberal individuals and organizations. The authors examine the dilemmas that the existence of such organizations create for democratic political theory. The discussion is placed in the context of a historical overview of the role of foundations in American society; it will be of great interest to public policy professionals, political scientists, and those who track the direction of the national agenda.

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An important contribution to the literature on foundations and public policy, this volume shows that despite the prominence of a few conservative foundations, a significant number of foundations attempt to push the national agenda in a liberal direction.

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This study shows how philanthropic foundations and their leaders help shape the American political agenda. The book revolves around financial leaders as elite members of a strategic sector in American society rather than as an extension of the WASP establishment. Foundation leaders, the authors indicate, are the most diverse and politically polarized of American elite groups. However, using a survey of the ideological views of the foundation elite and an examination of the foundations' public policy grants, the authors show that despite the prominence of a few conservative foundations, a significant number of foundations attempt to push the national agenda in a liberal direction. The opening chapter presents a historical overview of philanthropy and social change. Ensuing chapters discuss issues surrounding foundations such as social order, organizational dilemmas, and competing philosophies. Four appendices, including a survey methodology and samples of American elites, complete the text. This volume is an important addition to the literature on foundations and will be of great interest to public policy professionals, political scientists, and those who track the direction of the national agenda.

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