At a Glance

Over the past decade, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has awarded an average of $28 million per year to organizations working to advance social change.


2018 Program Budget

In 2017, the Fund awarded 228 grants, totaling $34.4 million. The average grant size was $97,000.

2017 Grant Dollars Awarded - by program

About 30 percent of the Fund’s grants awarded in 2017 were for were two or more years.

New grantees received 20 percent of grants awarded in 2017, and of grants awarded to previous grantees, 41 percent were for new purposes.

U.S.-based organizations were awarded 77 percent of grant dollars in 2017. 64 percent of the Fund's 2017 support was for grantmaking with a focus outside of the United States.

25 percent of grants were provided for general support, and 75 percent were made for project-based support.

For more information, including a comparison of our grantmaking and other activities over the past three years, see the RBF’s 2017 Annual Review, available online here or as a downloadable PDF.