Successful Philanthropy for Liberty
Wooster Article in CEI's Monthly Planet
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Every donor who creates a foundation must answer some of the same questions. Who should get my money? How do I know my money is being put to good use? How do I know that the money I give advances the cause of liberty and limited government?
In the field of philanthropy, failures are legion. One major reason why foundations fail is that they ignore or repudiate their donor’s intentions. Consider that many large liberal foundations—Carnegie, Ford, MacArthur, Pew—were founded by heroic entrepreneurs who would be appalled to see their money funding statist and collectivist causes today.