Field Studies on Social Justice Philanthropy
project examines how social justice organizations,
movements, and projects are funded in Chile/Peru,
India, Indonesia, Kenya, and the United States.
The Center supports the U.S. research effort and
coordinates the work of the international research
teams, each of which is funded by the respective
in-country office of The Ford Foundation. The
U.S. component of the project has three objectives:
.To better understand the structure and operation
of foundations – as institutions – to support
outcomes of social justice.
.To contribute to the building of an international
network of social science scholars interested
in and committed to advancing social justice
.To develop a dissemination strategy that will
raise the visibility of social justice philanthropy
among the academic and philanthropic communities.
questions in the U.S. component of the project
will explore how particular social justice projects
are initiated, implemented, and evaluated within
a foundation’s overall grantmaking strategy and
decision-making processes. The project’s synthesis
document (integrating the five country studies)
will delineate how those already doing social
justice funding might do it better, as well as
how those philanthropic organizations not engaging
in social justice funding might begin to do so.
Faculty and Student Research
Society, Government, and Governance