Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 1 - 10 of 13

Association of Fundraising Professionals Records

Identifier: MSS041
Overview The National Society of Fund Raisers was organized in New York City in 1960 to serve as the professional association for fund raisers in America. The organization changed its name to the National Society of Fund Raising Executives (NSFRE) in the mid-1970s, and at about the same time hired its first executive director. In 1993 NSFRE had 15,903 individual members in 131 chapters, and maintained a national office in Alexandria, Virginia. Its name was again changed January 1, 2001, to the...

Athenaeum Foundation Records

Identifier: MSS076
Overview The Athenaeum Foundation was organized in 1991 and incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation operating under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The foundation’s purposes was to acquire title to the Athenaeum, located at 401 East Michigan Street in Indianapolis; to raise funds for and supervise and direct the rehabilitation of building to maintain its architectural and aesthetic integrity as a historic structure; to educate the public about the history and significance of the...

Beldon Fund Records

Identifier: MSS085
Overview The Beldon Fund was created in 1978 by environmental philanthropist John R. Hunting as a national foundation focused on advocating for environmental policy. From 1982 to 1998, the Beldon Fund provided grants to organizations like American Environment Inc., the Clean Water Fund, the Ohio Environmental Council, and the Idaho Conservation League. In 1998, John Hunting sold his stock in Steelcase Inc. and endowed Beldon with $100 million, prompting him to rethink the direction of the foundation....

Commission on Foundations and Private Philanthropy Records (Peterson Commission)

Identifier: MSS023
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...

DJB Foundation Records

Identifier: MSS010
Overview The DJB Foundation, a progressive social change philanthropy, was founded in 1948 by Daniel J. Bernstein to hold the portion of his inheritance intended for donation to charities. With his death in 1970 almost five-million dollars came to the foundation. Its most active period began in 1971 when the Board of Directors decided that all assets would be given away within ten years. The grants concentrated on groups and programs generally ignored by conventional foundations because they were...

Foundation Center Historical Information Files

Identifier: MSS005
Scope and Contents The Historical Information Files series consists of correspondence, Foundation Center questionnaires and surveys, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, press releases, grant guidelines, and newsletters for thousands of foundations. These files document foundation activity and the way a foundation portrays itself to the public through their literature. This series is extremely valuable for its pre-1960 information. Before 1960, standards and accountability to the public were not yet established. With...

Independent Sector Records

Identifier: MSS046
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...

Larry Kressley Papers

Identifier: MSS129
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...

National Network of Grantmakers (NNG) Records

Identifier: MSS064
Overview The National Network of Grantmakers (NNG) is an organization formed in 1980 to bring together individuals committed to the idea that a “fully functioning democracy depends upon involved and empowered citizens who share both the responsibilities and benefits of society.” It was a progressive-minded organization committed to social, economic, and environmental justice.

Records include board and committee records, program files, correspondence, financial records, and publications.

Public Welfare Foundation Records

Identifier: MSS063
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...

Filtered By

  • Subject: Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- United States X

Filter Results

Additional filters:

Philanthropic Studies Archives 12
German-American Archives 1
Council on Foundations 3
Aspen Institute 2
Foundation Center 2
Kressley, Larry 2
National Network of Grantmakers (U.S.) 2
∨ more
Public Welfare Foundation (Washington, D.C.) 2
Abrams, Stephen R. 1
African-American Institute 1
American Association of Fund-Raising Counsel 1
Anderson, Keneta 1
Association of Fundraising Professionals 1
Athenaeum Foundation (Indianapolis, Ind.) 1
Beldon Fund 1
Bernstein, Daniel J., 1918-1970 1
Browne, Robert S. 1
Buck Institute for Age Research 1
Center for Effective Philanthropy 1
Coalition of National Voluntary Organizations 1
Commission on Foundations and Private Philanthropy 1
DJB Foundation 1
Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation 1
Farah, Empress, consort of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, Shah of Iran 1
Ferry, Carol Bernstein, 1924-2001 1
Ferry, Ping 1
Filer, John H. 1
Ford Foundation 1
Gardner, John W., (John William), 1912-2002 1
Grantmakers without Borders (Network) 1
Gray, Sandra T. 1
Hall, Peter Dobkin, 1946-2015 1
Hanisch, Arthur O., 1895-1966 1
Hanisch, Erik M. 1
Hanisch, Lenore 1
Hanisch, Stuart (Arthur Stuart) 1
Hodgkinson, Virginia Ann 1
Hunting, John R. 1
Independent Sector (Firm) 1
Keating, Veronica 1
Lilly Endowment 1
Marsh, Charles Edward, 1887-1964 1
Marsh, Claudia Haines 1
Marshall Plan 1
McGee, Vincent F. 1
Meléndez, Sara E., 1941- 1
National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (U.S.) 1
National Council on Philanthropy 1
National Society of Fund Raising Executives 1
Native Americans in Philanthropy 1
Nielsen, Waldemar A. 1
O'Connell, Brian, 1930-2011 1
Odendahl, Teresa Jean 1
Panel on the Nonprofit Sector (U.S.) 1
Peterson, Peter J. 1
Quixote Foundation 1
Richardson, Malcolm 1
Rockefeller Foundation (1913-) 1
Rockefeller, John D., (John Davison), III, 1906-1978 1
Stern Fund 1
Tides Foundation 1
United States. Congress. House. Select Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations 1
United States. Office of Management and Budget 1
Urban Institute 1
W.K. Kellogg Foundation 1
∧ less