By Helmut K. Anheier, David C. Hammack
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18 In two separate efforts, the Carnegie Foundation shaped college admissions requirements, which, in turn, changed and standardized high school curricula throughout the country. First, in the second and third decades of the twentieth century it used contingencies placed on its funding of institutions of higher education to put in place new high school course requirements for college admission. Second, by helping to fund the development of the Educational Testing Service in the 1940s, it promoted standardized college admissions testing.
American foundations: their roles and contributions 27 continue to redefine their efforts to expand opportunity for self-improvement. The most rapid foundation growth is occurring in the South. What does seem different from the past are the acceptance of limitation, the search for leverage, the emphasis on such intangible foundation resources as reputation and the ability to convene, enhanced transparency, openness to new approaches, and the embracing of foundation diversity. We see all this both in the new foundations and in many of those that are larger and established.
The National Center for Charitable Statistics has created easily available data sets and summary sources of statistics. S. Internal Revenue Service. As access to this information increased, the Internal Revenue Service, working closely with Independent Sector (an umbrella organization for American nonprofits), the National Center for Charitable Statistics, and others, has substantially revised, clarified, and expanded its data collection activities. S. nonprofit sector. Many individual foundations have taken moves toward increased transparency that fit with their own missions.
American Foundations: Roles and Contributions by Helmut K. Anheier, David C. Hammack