Tuesday, November 11, 2014
A Great Wall of Funding? American Philanthropy and the Rise of China
China has five times as many people as the United States and is the second largest economy in the world, which is why China's rise is right up there with climate change as one of the top trends shaping the 21st century. And why President Obama is making his second trip to China, starting today.
Given what's at stake here, you'd think that U.S. foundations and philanthropists would be investing heavily in work that aims to ensure the best outcomes as China rises.
To some degree, yes: A fair number of multi-million dollar grants have focused on China in some way over the past decade. But funders are not investing as heavily in China as you might expect. Here's a rundown of who's been funding what over the past decade....