Charities -- United States
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Independent Sector (IS) was founded in 1980 as a coalition of corporate, foundation and voluntary organizations for the purpose of encouraging charitable giving, volunteering and nonprofit activities in the United States. Its mission is to promote, strengthen, and advance the nonprofit and philanthropic community to foster private initiative for the public good. By 2004, the organization maintained a membership of approximately 500 of the nation's leading nonprofit agencies and funders of...
Overview In 1947 Charles Edward Marsh founded the Public Welfare Foundation to render direct financial assistance to the needy. His purpose, to offer the greatest good to the greatest number of people, symbolized the efforts of the foundation he created. His method of distributing money, called the agent system, dispersed financial assistance to provide for the immediate needs of individuals. As tax laws required more detailed reporting, the foundation began to phase out the agent system and created...
Scope and Contents The Rockit Fund records include primarily board meeting minutes and grant and program files. The collection is organized into five series: Board Meetings, Grant Files, Exploratory Projects, Consultants, and Right to Vote Project files. The Exploratory Projects series includes the research of consultants and referrals from the JEHT Foundation; the Consultants series includes contracts, correspondence, and some project-related research; the Right to Vote Project files include...