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Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) 2002f
112 East 64th Street New York, NY 10021, United States
tel:1-212 750 6000 fax:1-212 371 4761

Organizational Status: Independent institute, founded in 1907.

General Description: RSF is an American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. It is a research center, a funding source for studies by scholars at other academic and research institutions, and an active member of the nation's social science community. The foundation also publishes, under its own imprint, the books that derive from the work of its grantees and visiting scholars. One of the oldest private foundations in the United States, RSF was established by Mrs. Margaret Olivia Sage in 1907 for `the improvement of social and living conditions in the United States.' In its early years the foundation undertook major projects in low-income housing, urban planning, social work and labor reform. It now dedicates itself exclusively to strengthening the methods, data and theoretical core of the social sciences as a means of improving social policies.

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(As of December, 2002)

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