RBF Institutional Milestones

Relocation to New Offices

In 2009, the Fund moved its offices from midtown Manhattan to The Interchurch Center on the upper West Side, providing an opportunity to redesign the space in accordance with LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) standards. Designed by FXFOWLE, the offices earned LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, reflecting the Fund’s intention to better align its own practices with its programmatic goals of sustainability and reduced environmental impact. The interior configuration of the offices also evidences new organizational approaches through an open plan encouraging communication and collaboration, and a central grants hub underscoring the core purpose of the Fund. The Interchurch Center location resonates with Rockefeller family history, as the building was funded with Rockefeller family support and constructed on land owned by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; the land passed to the RBF in the 1970s. The Fund has leased the land to The Interchurch Center Foundation free of charge through 2056.

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