Council on Foundations
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Overview The Commission on Foundations and Private Philanthropy was formed by John D. Rockefeller, III, in 1969, and chaired by Peter Peterson, to objectively investigate foundations and their role in society. The Peterson Commission, as it was known, was designed to be influenced by neither the government nor the foundations they investigated. An objective appraisal of foundation activities was necessary to give the Commission the credibility it needed to influence Congress' decisions on foundation...
Scope and Contents The Larry Kressley Papers contain correspondence, speeches, records of international travel, documentation of his promotion to executive director, and his retirement. Of particular interest are the records relating to the renovation and rededication of the True Reformer building, which contain several VHS tapes. Also included are organization for which he served on a volunteer basis, including the D.C. Private Industry Council, the Council on Foundations, and the National Network of...
Scope and Contents This collection contains publications of a variety of nonprofit and governmental organizations, arranged in alphabetical order by publishing entity. The Aspen Institute and the Urban Institute are best represented, but the collection also contains publications from the Council on Foundations, the Center for Effective Philanthropy, and Public/Private Ventures.