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The growth of various foundations established in the United States by individuals or group philanthropies is one of the distinct aspects of American life. This book discusses the charter purposes of thirty-seven foundations and the organization of their governing boards and their relationship to public authorities. A second portion of the book includes the text of articles of incorporation and trust agreements by which some eighteen foundations have been established. The book concludes with reference to legal cases in which foundations have been involved and a good bibliography.
Charters of Philanthropies: A Study of Selected Trust Instruments, Charters, By-Laws, and Court Decisions. JAMA. 1949;141(15):1105. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02910150071030
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