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The RBF at 75: Reflecting on Risk and Failure

We marked the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s 75th anniversary last year and continue to reflect on common themes from our history through a series of essays. As a sector, philanthropy can afford to take risks that private investors and government programs cannot. What have we learned about trying to maintain an "experimental disposition" over the years?

Video: Behind the Scenes with the Artists of Composers Now and the Asian Cultural Council

Creativity can be fueled by the collaboration between artists who approach their work in different ways and together discover new forms of expression. The Pocantico Center hosted more than a dozen residencies in 2016. Here is a glimpse into two of them.

Haki Abazi on Supporting ‘The Civil Society Triangle’ to Tackle Corruption in Post-Conflict Countries

RBF Western Balkans program director details how civil society organizations can support one another's work and advocate for higher levels of transparency and accountability for a new book.

John 3rd, Winthrop, Nelson, and Laurance Rockefeller in the family’s New York Office, 1938. Photo courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center.

The RBF at 75: Lessons from Family Philanthropy

We marked the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s 75th anniversary last year and continue to reflect on common themes from our history through a series of essays. The RBF is often held up as an example of a family foundation that has thrived in the decades after its inception. What lessons can its history offer?

2016 Grantee and Applicant Perception Report from CEP

Earlier this year, the Center for Effective Philanthropy surveyed the RBF’s grantees and applicants to gain insight into their perception of the Fund’s performance. This process allows core constituencies the opportunity to provide us with feedback on our work and we are committed to responding to their suggestions.

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