This section includes information on the Fund's grantmaking process, as well as resources for existing grantees. In addition, RBF Grantee Close-Ups provide a look at the work the Fund supports. Details about grants awarded from 2003 onward can be accessed through the Grants Search.

  • 2015 Program Budget
  • Past Program Budget

RBF Programs

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The Rockefeller Brothers Fund advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. Its grantmaking is organized in three thematic programs that support work in the United States and at the global level: Democratic PracticePeacebuilding, and Sustainable Development, and in three pivotal place programs that address these themes in specific contexts: New York CitySouthern China, and the Western Balkans.  The Fund supports efforts to expand knowledge, clarify values and critical choices, nurture creative expression, and shape public policy.

The Fund awards an average of 300 grants annually. Please read more about What We Fund. To begin the process of applying for a grant, visit Before You Apply.