Watch: The dawn of American philanthropy

The Historical Document Creating What is Today the Oldest Continuously Operating Charitable Fund in the United States, Signed by John Hancock and the Selectmen of Boston in 1768.

The original receipt for the donation establishing the fund which, after 247 years, continues to dispense grants. 

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Music mixed from “The Temperature of the Air on the Bow of the Kaleetan” by Chris Zabriskie.

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