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Phelps-Stokes Fund

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Duration: 1911 - current
Location: New York, New York, United States


The Phelps-Stokes Fund was established in 1911 by the bequest of U.S. philanthropist Caroline Phelps Stokes as a non-profit foundation whose working theme is "Education for Human Development." The Phelps-Stokes Fund is committed to the improvement of education for Africans, African Americans, Native Americans and needy white students. It focuses on strengthening communities in Africa and the Americas. The Phelps-Stokes Fund is now based in Washington, DC. (Source: Partnership With Africa, A New American Policy by George W. Shepherd, Phelps-Stokes Fund, July 1996 and the organization's website accessed on May 13, 2010.)