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

The role of innovation in accelerating clean energy transition
Foundation: Rockefeller Foundation

This year's event explored the role of research and open innovation in ... way to mitigate climate change; How to make the energy transition just for...more

Morehouse College, Prairie View A&M University & Spelman College Receive $3M in Grants
Foundation: Rockefeller Foundation

As a result, in 1900 he made a grant of $20,000 to Tuskegee University to fund the construction of its library, the first of 13 grants to the institution,”...more

Putting the activist in impact investor
Foundation: Rockefeller Foundation

The Global Steering Group on Impact Investment's abrupt relocation of its ... why most people outside finance have never heard of “impact...more

$3 Million in Grants Helps Morehouse, Spelman, and Prairie View Invest in Faculty Development
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

... several grants totaling $3 million from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Rockefeller...more

Spelman College, Morehouse College & Prairie View A&M University Receive $3M in Grants from ...
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Rockefeller Foundation

18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Spelman College, Morehouse College and ... universities rely on pedagogically innovative, research active and...more

Philanthropic Response to Opportunity Zones Remains Tepid
Foundation: Kresge Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

But, according to John Lettieri, co-founder, president and CEO of the Economic Innovation Group, the response of the philanthropic community to...more

“Weaving systems” for impact investing in Central America and the Caribbean
Foundation: Rockefeller Foundation

“Weaving systems” for impact investing in Central America and the ... Buchinder had attended the Latin American Impact Investment Forum in...more

McKenzie will retire from Chamber Music Wilmington
Foundation: Rockefeller Foundation

Board President Beverley Dean states, “Chamber Music Wilmington is so very ... for the Creative Arts, Millay Colony for the Arts, Brush Creek Arts Foundation, ... His work has been awarded the Arts...more

Rockefeller Foundation, Tata Power partner for 10000 microgrids in rural India
Foundation: Rockefeller Foundation

Rockefeller Foundation, the United States-based philanthropy organisation, ... of $200 million annually towards social and philanthropic...more

The Week in impact investing: Climate wake-up call
Foundation: Marguerite Casey Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation , Rockefeller Foundation

As a cardinal in Ghana, Peter Turkson came to see social enterprise and impact investing as a way of sustaining the ministry of the...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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Bill Drayton Urges Development of Empathy in Social Entrepreneurship

Bill Drayton Urges Development of Empathy in Social Entrepreneurship

Bill Drayton, Ashoka founder, coined the phrase “social entrepreneur” instead of almost naming it as “public service entrepreneur”. He strongly encourages empathy especially through the education sector, and explains why having that trait is more important than ever now.

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