Foundations Risk Losing Their Independence in Obama Era

Foundations Risk Losing Their Independence in Obama Era 1

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The phrase “public-private” partnership has begun to give me the willies. More and more, in the Obama era it seems to signal a reduction in the independence of the nonprofit world generally and the foundation world particularly, and a concerted push to align the use of philanthropic resources and energies with those of government—especially the government that President Obama heads.

If we’re not careful, philanthropy could soon become another version of the