Health and Human Services

The New York City Partnership

Founded by David Rockefeller in 1979 to address issues of economic development, education, and housing in New York City, the Partnership is a coalition of leaders from corporations, nonprofit and educational institutions, and government agencies. Support for the Partnership became one of the Fund’s primary means of expressing its commitment to New York City in the 1980s. Programs have included summer employment for low-income youth, low- and middle-income affordable housing, and crime prevention. In the 1990s, the Partnership launched an investment fund to incubate new businesses. It would also become a key partner to the RBF in urban revitalization and green spaces work.

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Browse the major events in the Rockefeller Brothers Fund's history