Myths and Misconceptions? Evaluating the Government/Foundation Relationship in Germany against the American Experience (1997) « International Publications « Downloads
|Date posted||October 20, 1997|
|Tags||germany, europe, ccss working papers|
CCSS Working Paper #14 | Stefan Toepler.
With the exception of the U.S., much remains unknown about the role and scope of foundation communities in most parts of the world. This lack of knowledge has largely contributed to persisting myths and misconceptions about these institutions. Typically, it is assumed that foundations are more prevalent in the U.S. than in other parts of the world–because of more favorable tax treatment in the U.S. and because dominating welfare states in Europe have gradually crowded out private foundation initiatives in these countries. Using German data, this paper argues that neither of these assumptions appears to be valid.