Governing examines how private foundations are using their grant money to buy public policy. The story reveals that foundations pump billions of dollars into local and state government every year, and points to specific examples when donors have attempted to reshape governmental programs and initiatives. The article looks at how the cash flow from foundations to government has been increasing since 1975. "Foundations are positioned to influence the public sector in a whole new way," but they " rarely have the standing and legitimacy to act as a driving force for reform within government," the magazine reports.
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