The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is highly engaged in the fields where we provide support.

Staff members actively identify organizations that are well-positioned to meet programmatic goals. While we remain open to unsolicited requests, applicants should be aware that the likelihood of an unsolicited request becoming a grant is low.

Prospective Applicants

Read the Program Guidelines, search our Grants Database, and review what we fund to find out if your work relates to one of our current program areas. If there’s a match, you may submit a grant application.

If you were invited to submit a grant, visit this page for next steps.

Grant Application

Applications for funding are considered year-round. Staff review each application for fit within current program guidelines, funding priorities, and budget constraints. If there is interest in considering a grant, we will contact you for additional information, including a detailed proposal. Applicants should not send a proposal unless requested to do so by Fund staff. The review process may take up to three months from the time the application is received.

Application for U.S.-based Organizations

Application for Non-U.S.-Based Organizations

Application for New York Arts Organizations

Continue a previously saved application


If you are unsure about whether to apply for funding, contact us at grantsmgmt [at] rbf [dot] org, before submitting a grant application.