The trustees, staff, and grantees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund mourn the death of Dr. Richard G. Rockefeller, a former trustee, board chair, and very dear friend. Richard served on the RBF board of trustees for 23 years, starting in 1989. He was chair of the board from 2006–2013 and was an advisory trustee at the time of his tragic death.
The fifth annual Forum on the Development of Philanthropy in the Western Balkans: Philanthropy for Green Ideas was held from July 24–27, 2014 in Llogara, Albania. Philanthropy for Green Ideas is a regional competition that encourages communities to generate business ideas, utilizing local resources and revitalizing traditions of production and community-based markets in an environmentally-friendly way.
At a White House roundtable on impact investing on June 25, 2014, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund announced its intent to dedicate 10 percent of its $840 million endowment to targeted impact investments, as one of more than 20 new private sector commitments to drive more than $1.5 billion into impact investments that intentionally generate financial return as well as measurable social or environmental impact.
The Partnership for Public Service engages, informs, and mobilizes influential leaders—across government and among the education, philanthropic, and corporate sectors—to promote a more effective public sector.