The Institute of Current World Affairs

General operating support
The grant supports general operating expenses.

Founded in 1925 by Charles Crane—a diplomat, friend of Woodrow Wilson’s and one of the heirs to the Chicago plumbing family fortune—the Institute of Current World Affairs was launched to recruit a group of people who would travel and learn, free of ties to governments or commerce to become a living endowment of wisdom, expertise and detached judgment for business, government, academia and journalism.