News and Updates

Stephen Heintz and Ben Rhodes Discuss American-Iranian Relations

Fund President Stephen Heintz introduced and moderated a keynote discussion with Ben Rhodes, Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, about U.S.-Iran relations a year after the signing of the Iranian nuclear deal.

The RBF at 75: Conservation and the Environment

We marked the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s 75th anniversary last year and continue to reflect on past grantmaking by exploring common themes from our history through a series of essays. The first looks at our environmental grantmaking from early involvement in conservation to our current focus on mitigating the effects of climate change.

The Philanthropic Sector Must Remain Focused on Paris Climate Targets

Many of the major climate commitments agreed on in Paris last December were made voluntarily, and now is the time to ramp up engagement to keep the international community on track, says Michael Northrop, in the latest issue of Alliance Magazine.