How Philanthropy Fuels American Success

by Karl Zinsmeister


This rollicking essay introducing The Almanac of American Philanthropy races through America's fascinating tradition of private giving and describes why it is so effective and important to our nation.

You can read this argument in five distinct sections, one flowing into another:


Donors + Passion = Potent Accomplishments
Good Charity, Bad Charity?
Fixing Problems via Philanthropy vs. Government
Common Criticisms of Philanthropy
Big-Picture Benefits of Philanthropy