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.


In 2016, the Fund awarded 297 grants, totaling $28.9 million. The average grant size was just over $95,000.


About 30 percent of the Fund’s grants in 2015 were for more than one year.

New grantees received 21 percent of grants awarded in 2016, and of grants awarded to previous grantees, 33 percent were for new purposes.

U.S.-based organizations were awarded 69 percent of grant dollars in 2015. 59 percent of the Fund's 2016 support was for grantmaking with a focus outside of the United States.

2016 GRANT DOLLARS AWARDED—by type of support


For more information, including a comparison of our grantmaking and other activities over the past three years, see the Fund's 2015 Annual Review: Charting Our Progress, 2013–2015.

Our 2016 Annual Review with more information is available here or as a PDF.