What Role Should Philanthropy Play in Local Communities?

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This blog post asks, “What obligations — if any — do foundations and new donors have to local communities in which they are based? And what role should they play in addressing rising income inequality?” The authors believe that foundations have some obligation to the places where their donors have lived and built their companies, and that they should also help the least well off.


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March 2017

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Alexa Cortés Culwell, Heather McLeod Grant



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