Spring 2005

Volume 3, Number 1

Liberal American foundations have traditionally shied away from pursing political agendas. Conservative foundations, however, have been much more successful in influencing public policy. To help better understand why some foundations put money but not policy behind progressive ideals, the spring 2005 issue of Stanford Social Innovation Review features the cover story “War of Ideas.”


Civil Society

War of Ideas

By Andrew Rich 1

Why mainstream and liberal foundations and the think tanks they support are losing in the war of ideas in American politics.

Field Report


High-End Healthcare

By Len Costa

Though they have their opponents, boutique-style services can subsidize care for the poor.

Case Study




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