The “foundations” which the Committee investigated did not all carry that label, . RENE A. WORMSER CONTENTS PREFACE by drazilla carroll reece v. Rene Wormser was the counsel for a congressional committee commissioned to investigate the great tax-exempt foundations. Despite opposition from the. Foundations has 17 ratings and 0 reviews. Rene Wormser was the counsel for a congressional committee commissioned to investigate the.

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They may exer- cise the full power of management and direction if they wish, but Reportp. Similarly, the nature of the reviews given to his paper may be of vital importance. This propaganda has nearly convinced the American people that the Marxian formula is good for it. It is educational institutions, because they have the faculties fohndations the various fields, like political science, econom- ics, anthropology, sociology, geography and so on.

But they will also admit that they usually dare not turn down a grant, however in- consistent with their policy, priority of goals, or urgent needs it may be, for fear they might earn the displeasure of the granting foundation. But the impact of this compara- tively small sum on one subject was quite out of proportion to the relative size of the two wormsed. There is much evidence that, to a substantial degree, foundations have become the directors of education in the United States.

Foundations, America Foundations; Their Power And Influence Rene A Wormser ( 1958)

Com- plaints of this kind have been registered against the Ford Motor Company. It is a harrowing story. To secure such assist- ance, is it not likely that he will conform to gene he may believe would please those who give him their financial grace? Even after discussion of the criticized conditions. As a concern of lay institutions organized to dispense benefaction to the poor and deserving, it is of a more recent nature.


This might constitute a counterforce to the influence of the foun- dation complex were it not for the fact that, to a great extent, the same persons who control or expend the funds of the complex in the social-science fields also direct or advise on the expenditures of the Federal government in these areas. It maintains that the economic power of great corporations should be suppressed by dissolutions and break-ups. It is difficult, in a situation such as this, to establish a cause- and-effect relationship with accuracy — to determine the extent to which foundation managers have followed or created trends.

The IPR probably had more to do than any other single factor with conditioning our people to abandon the mainland of China to the Communists.

Foundations: Their Power and Influence

A few examples will illustrate: Large funds have also come from membership contributions to organizations supported by the en- dowment and, in some instances, qormser or fathered by it. There may have been some incon- sistency in that he implored foundations not to wait for applications but to initiate their own programs, while at the same time he cautioned them against propaganda.

Such foun- dations are comparative newcomers on the American scene but are rapidly increasing in numbers. The aggregate power involved in Such a concentration gives us concern. They now depend on others also in the early stage, when they decide what specific problems to investigate.

Foundations: Their Power and Influence by Rene A. Wormser

The tax relief which foundations and their donors enjoy causes the public to pay more taxes than would be the case if the exemp- tions were not granted. He attributed the propaganda success of rsne, communism, and syndicalism to the blunders of capitalism.

Semantic difficulties in interpreting statutes are not unusual in our system of law, or in any other.

This lure draws many away from potentially crea- tive work and the pursuit of new discovery, and leads them into Sterile fields tended by conformists. Honeywine marked it as to-read Dec 14, Students at a total of 16 institutions re- ceived On the other hand, the searching minds of students who are uncon- cerned with political consequences could contribute much to an understanding of the impact of foundations on public affairs and the consequent hazards.


It was our in- tention to find the factual basis for preserving their constructive functions and at the same time for supplying guidance for future legislation and administrative action against the use of foundation power for political ends.

Most were created under state corporation laws; some as trusts; wormset very small number by Federal charter. This is a field in which private inquiry should be encouraged. By closely cooperating foundations, which themselves in- terlock through directorates.

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The answer, in the case of The Rockefeller Foundation, must be that its trustees were not fully aware of what was happening. On the other hand, as Professor David N. For example, the Social Science Research Council, inreported that gradu- ate students working for a degree had received Council grants. Limited by lack of time and funds, the Reece Committee foundztions no attempt foundatjons study these corporate foundations.

The report of Mr. Today, and all too frequently, new recipient organiza- tions are created by foundations, or with their subsidy, while needy and worthy existing institutions are ignored. An appar- ent donation is often, in reality, a disguised financing of a founda- tion department.