© 1999

Private Funds, Public Purpose

Philanthropic Foundations in International Perspective

  • Helmut K. Anheier
  • Stefan Toepler

Part of the Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies book series (NCSS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Helmut K. Anheier, Stefan Toepler
      Pages 3-23
  3. Comparative Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-26
    2. Tymen J. Van Der Ploeg
      Pages 55-78
    3. Helmut K. Anheier, Frank P. Romo
      Pages 79-118
  4. Management and Organization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Diana Leat
      Pages 121-139
    3. William A. Diaz
      Pages 141-153
    4. Stefan Toepler
      Pages 163-181
  5. Country Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-184
    2. Edith Archambault, Judith Boumendil, Sylvie Tsyboula
      Pages 185-198
    3. Gian Paolo Barbetta
      Pages 199-218
    4. Kevin F. F. Quigley, Nancy E. Popson
      Pages 235-252
  6. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Helmut K. Anheier, Stefan Toepler
      Pages 255-259
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 261-264

About this book


Comparative information detailing the cultural, legal and historical environments of foundations in international settings has been scarce - until now. Written by scholars from six countries, this text covers philanthropic foundations in the world's busiest commercial centers - the U.S. and Eastern and Western Europe. It reports on the structures and mindsets that shape foundations' gift giving, and discusses different aspects of foundation management. Case studies of the French and Italian foundation communities and a comparative legal chapter are especially notable.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Helmut K. Anheier
    • 1
  • Stefan Toepler
    • 2
  1. 1.London School of Economics and Political ScienceLondonUK
  2. 2.Johns Hopkins UniversityBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Private Funds, Public Purpose
  • Book Subtitle Philanthropic Foundations in International Perspective
  • Editors Helmut K. Anheier
    Stefan Toepler
  • Series Title Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-45946-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-306-45947-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-4893-5
  • Series ISSN 1568-2579
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 264
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Business and Management, general
    Political Science
    Sociology, general
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`...for researchers thinking about launching organizational research on foundations than providing answers to the important research questions.'
ASQ, (2001)