Tompkins-Stange receives Once Upon a Time grant for course on philanthropy

February 18, 2013

The Once Upon a Time Foundation (OUAT) has awarded a $50,000 grant to support a new Ford School course proposed by Megan Tompkins-Stange entitled, "Philanthropic Foundations in the Public Arena."

The new course will focus on the merits and processes of charitable giving. Students will also look at challenges foundations face in balancing competing priorities, such as generating concrete outcomes while also using processes that incorporate input from affected communities. Students in the course will also gain firsthand experience with philanthropy by directing actual grants to nonprofit organizations.

The course, which will be offered in Fall 2013 and open to all U-M undergraduates, will complement another OUAT-funded course in the School of Education entitled, "Philanthropy and Higher Education." The two U-M courses are among several similar courses across the nation supported by the Once Upon a Time Foundation.