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The Power and Precedent of Countercyclical Grantmaking

Posted on April 20, 2020 by Ryan Schlegel

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Editor’s Note: This article was originally posted by HistPhil here and is re-posted with permission. What the Funders Who Gave More During the Great Recession Can Teach Philanthropy During the COVID-19 Crisis The first quarter of 2020 was one of the all-time worst for the global economy. US stock indices closed on March 31 having lost a fifth of their… Read More