Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation was established since 1913 with a mission of promoting the well-being of humanity. They operate with in the United States and also worldwide.

The foundation is governed by the Board of Trustees consisting 12 members, with the foundationn's president. They are responsible in overseeing the foundation's program and grantmaking strategy; budgets, expenditures, and appropriation policies; and investment strategies, allocations, and performance.

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Recent News from Rockefeller Foundation

How to Serve on a Nonprofit Board
Foundation: Rockefeller Foundation

As a young lawyer at Phoenix-based law firm Brown & Bain in the early 1980s, Tim Delaney devised what he believed was a brilliant strategy...more

Resistance meets revival (podcast), tech-for-good fund, the retail imperative, exits at Twiga Foods ...
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“The next frontier for impact investing lies with retail investors.” ... are confused about what is a 'genuine' impact investment, say the report's...more

Melinda Gates - Women and People of Color Are Designing the Future
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Melinda Gates, former General Manager at Microsoft and philanthropist, sits down with David Letterman on Netflix's "My Next Guest Needs No Introduction." Melinda stresses the importance of gender...more

Retail Investors Ready To Transform The Financial System: Report
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Yet despite significant appetite for impact investing, barriers to greater ... a more sophisticated understanding of the impact investment market on...more

Retail Investors Are Motivated To Fix Imbalances, Inequities In The Financial System, According To ...
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Survey reveals retail investors will drive growth of the impact investing ... explores what it will take to truly democratize impact investment, including...more

Rockefeller Foundation's Rajiv Shah explains how tech can actually help save the world
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Instead, it involves using your skills more directly in philanthropic efforts. ... As Recode's Schleifer wrote: “The conversation around big-money philanthropy has changed drastically in the last...more

The US is growing more unequal. Some say philanthropy isn't the solution.
Foundation: Rockefeller Foundation

Raj Shah is a spokesman for the power of philanthropy to change the world as the head of the Rockefeller Foundation, the 100-year-old charity...more

Wealthy families seek – and find – market-rate returns from 'values-aligned' investing
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

... investments, from responsible and sustainable investing to impact investing. ... Impact investment advance financial and social and/or...more

Getting smarter about place-based investing
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

“Place-based impact investing is no longer a solo endeavor for many ... for Greater Buffalo anchored the Western New York Impact Investment...more

The shameful hypocrisy of climate change philanthropy
Foundation: Rockefeller Foundation

In the spring of 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation—the hundred-year-old charitable organization started by Standard Oil tycoon John...more

Illustrative Grants from Rockefeller Foundation

International Institute of Tropical Agriculture - $100,000

National Academy of Social Sciences - $56,270

Ben Loeterman Productions - $28,500

University of California, Davis - $399,700

New America Foundation - $750,000

National University of Rwanda - $250,000

Enterprise Community Partners - $250,000

University of Cape Town - $700,500

Municipal Art Society of New York - $50,000

Makerere University - $300,000

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