Philanthropy is synonymous with American history, principles, and culture; yet it remains an evolving and largely misunderstood topic. What Is Philanthropy? is a feature length documentary that portrays and discusses the concept of giving within the American context through a critical lens and a variety of perspectives.

The video was produced by Dr. Salvatore Alaimo, School of Public, Nonprofit, and Health Administration at Grand Valley State University and member of the NCNE Research Advisory Network. It is available for purchase through Indiana University Press.