A Century of Community Foundations: The Evolution and Future of an American Philanthropic Innovation
Date of Event
Sept. 10, 2015 "A Century of Community Foundations: The Evolution and Future of an American Philanthropic Innovation" Mark Sidel Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law & Public Affairs University of Wisconsin Sponsor: The Norman A. Sugarman Lecture in Nonprofit Law Case Western Reserve University School of Law From its origins in the Cleveland Foundation a century ago, the community foundation has been the greatest innovation of American philanthropy. Now numbering well over 700 community foundations and counting, American community philanthropy has contributed in important ways to strengthening the fabric of American society and American institutions. But today, as community foundations enter a second century, they are faced with major challenges. Continued impressive growth in the U.S. -- particularly for smaller community foundations -- is highly uncertain, and attempts to spark the growth of community foundations abroad have met with significant problems. On the hundredth anniversary of the community foundation movement that had its start in Cleveland, this lecture explores the past and future of this uniquely American institution.
community foundations; community foundations--history; philanthropy; community foundations and philanthropy
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Sidel, Mark, "A Century of Community Foundations: The Evolution and Future of an American Philanthropic Innovation" (2015). Conferences and Symposia. 363.