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Philanthropy Classics Project

Harvard University

  • Program Civil Society
  • Program Area Strengthening Civic Space
  • Grant Amount $25,000
  • Grant Period July 1, 2003–June 30, 2007
  • Location Cambridge, MA, United States
  • Geographic Focus United States

About this grant

The number of courses, programs and academic centers focusing on nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, civil society, nonprofit management and related issues has dramatically increased during the past three decades. This has created an unprecedented demand for core publications on philanthropy. Because the most important materials on the subject are out-of-print and unavailable, there is a need to make such materials accessible to the growing global audience.Multiyear funding will support a project to identify the most important out-of-print books on philanthropy, volunteerism, nonprofit organizations and related topics and digitize the text to make them available online. Summaries and bibliographic citations will be available without charge, full text downloads will cost a nominal fee and hardbound copies for libraries will be available by special order and on a fee-for-service basis. The first phase of the project will support the production of 10 to 12 reissued volumes.Harvard University, established in 1636, is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.