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A History of Modern Philanthropy


Beautiful website and timeline from the National Philanthropic Trust.

Explore the history of philanthropy around the globe, through the lens of a dozen causes and by different types of giving. The site breaks down significant eras of modern time by – New Meaning in a Changing World (1500-1750), Upheaval and Reform (1750-1890), Lasting Change (1890-1930), Redefining Philanthropy (1930-1980), and  a Global Outlook on Giving (1980-present).

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