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The Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations

Headed by Professor Derek Bok (the former president of Harvard University), the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations was launched in 1997 with a mission "to expand understanding and accelerate critical thinking about civil society among scholars, practitioners, policy makers, and the general public." As part of working towards achieving this goal, the Hauser Center's Web site contains...
The Rockefeller Foundation

Founded in 1913, the Rockefeller Foundation is one of the largest private philanthropic entities in the United States. In the past year, it awarded over $140 million in grants to numerous organizations working and researching topics of interest to the Foundation. The Rockefeller Foundation currently has five primary program themes: creativity and culture, food security, health equity, working...
The Ford Foundation

Created in 1936 by Edsel Ford, The Ford Foundation has distributed over $15.6 billion in monies for organizations working on issues such as human rights, social justice philanthropy, and access to education. For visitors new to the site, it's worth starting out by clicking on the "Issues" section. Here they can learn about the eight primary areas of focus within the Foundation, and also learn...
Argosy Foundation

The private Argosy Foundation is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and was started in 1997 by the co-founder of Boston Scientific. The "Who We Are" link on the homepage provides an excellent overview of how they choose to fund projects, and the "Frequently Asked Questions" section informs visitors about the special programs they fund. For example, the "Contemporary Music Fund" is "designed to...