Analyzing three recent reports on grantmaking trends that use the Foundation (Center's grants database, at picture emerges of how three human service fields-aging, substance abuse, and crime and justice fared in terms of foundation grantmaking during the turbulent period from 1983 to 1987 when federal support was reduced. Despite a sizeable increase in foundation dollars to each field which outpaced overall foundation giving, the authors caution that this increase may not indicate greater foundation commitment to human services.
Chernesky, Roslyn H. and Gutheil, Irene A.
"Foundation Grantmaking in the 1980s: How Three Human Service Fields Fared,"
The Journal of Sociology & Social Welfare: Vol. 21
, Article 9.
Available at: http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/jssw/vol21/iss2/9