Annual Reviews: 1960-1969

1969 Annual Review

The 1969 annual report highlights the Rockefeller Brothers Fund's grantmaking for the year, which included an award given to the Cooperative Assistance Fund, an organization dedicated to increasing the economic and housing opportunities for minority groups.

1968 Annual Review

The 1968 annual report highlights the Rockefeller Brother Fund's grantmaking during the previous year, which included 27 grants that dealt with race relations and urban-specific problems.

1967 Annual Review

The 1967 annual report notes that 99 general program and 78 special programs grants were awarded in the previous year, totaling $7.2 million.

1966 Annual Review

The 1966 annual report lists the 97 general program grants and 73 special program grants given in the previous year. In total, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund awarded more than $6.5 million.

1965 Annual Review

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The 1965 annual report notes that $60 million has been given in grants since the Fund's creation in 1940.

1964 Annual Review

The 1964 annual report features a special projects study on performing arts in the U.S, which concluded that its state is in trouble. The report suggests courses of action that both private and public entities could take to help the arts survive and grow.

1963 Annual Review

The 1963 annual report highlights several grantmaking efforts including a substantial commitment to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in support of the expansion and improvement of its facilities; and a grant to the National Urban League which helped establish the National Skills Bank, an employment organization serving minority job seekers.

1962 Annual Review

This year, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund joined forces with other New York City organizations in support of the Community Blood Council of Greater New York's effort to establish a research institute. The 1962 annual report notes that the Fund also supported efforts to save the redwood forests in California and to provide agricultural training courses to struggling farmers in Latin America.

1961 Annual Review

The 1961 annual report highlights major grants given to Radcliffe College in support of opportunities for women, the Museum of Modern Art to increase the museum's usable gallery space, and the Educational Broadcasting Corporation for educational television programming.

1960 Annual Review

The 1960 annual report pays tribute to John D. Rockefeller Jr., the father of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund's founding trustees. In memory of his legacy, the Fund made substantial contributions to institutions of higher education for African Americans.