The huge archive of The Atlantic Philanthropies has gone public at Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC).
The Atlantic Philanthropies was founded in 1982 by Charles F. ‘Chuck’ Feeney who graduated from Cornell School of Hotel Administration in 1956. The Atlantic Philanthropies invested a total of $8 billion to advance health, human rights, education and economic opportunity around the world. As one of its final big bets, The Atlantic Philanthropies established the Atlantic Fellows in 2015 to culminate the foundation’s long history of investing in people and in their vision and ability to realize a better world.
The first batch of archival materials to open includes files for grants given by the foundation in Australia, Bermuda, Cuba, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, Vietnam and other areas.