Private Foundations Play a Critical Role in Keeping Society Healthy
Private foundations are the essential vehicles through which the most productive and most fortunate members of our society reinvest in civilization. The range of commitments is vast - from housing the homeless to preserving ancient treasures; from feeding the hungry to curing disease; from reaching out to those in the greatest despair to sustaining those who seek spiritual enlightenment. Private foundations are the engine that makes possible much of the sustained, long-term philanthropy that helps so many. They are invariably guided by individual visions of a better world.