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Corporate Investments in Education During an Economic Downturn

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by Kirstin McCarthy, Jeanne Contardo and Leila Morsy Eckert

Corporate philanthropies can provide much-needed support to K-12 and postsecondary education efforts. This article analyzes whether select multi-billion dollar corporate philanthropies continue such support and adhere to best-funding practices during an economic downturn. Drawing on interview and document review data, the authors examine the giving practices of four corporate philanthropies and offer recommendations for grant seekers who seek to partner with corporate philanthropies.

International Journal of Educational Advancement 9, 251-265 (April 2010)

http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ijea/journal/v9/n4/pdf/ijea200944a.pdf


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