News & Updates

Emergency responders don protective equipment during training for the transportation isolation system, which can be used to safely transport patients with diseases like novel coronavirus. Photo by Cody R. Miller, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.

Our Response to COVID-19: Resources and Opportunities

We at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund are leveraging our resources to the fullest extent possible to support these efforts to respond to the health, social, and economic impacts of the coronavirus spread in our community and around the world. We urge other funders—and all others who are able—to join us in supporting nonprofits who are rising to the occasion during this once-in-a-generation crisis.
Four people wearing headphones sit at a museum exhibition, looking at images and listening to sound from its historic archive.

At the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, RBF staff and trustees experienced the soundscape of a civil rights-era lunch counter sit-in.

History, Democracy, and Justice: Reflecting on a Trustee Trip to the American South

The movement leaders we met with emphasized the need for long-term investment in a vision of a post-patriarchal, pluralistic democracy to advance the goals of economic, racial, and environmental justice.
An artist's rendering of the corona virus
An artist's rendering of the corona virus.

Update on the Corona Virus

Given the swiftly evolving spread of COVID-19, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has made the difficult decision to close our offices, including The Pocantico Center, beginning Wednesday, March 11, until further notice.
The book cover of Democracy Unchained, by David Orr (Editor), Andrew Gumbel (Editor), Bakari Kitwana (Editor).

Democracy Unchained, How to Rebuild Government for the People is available now from The New Press.

Philanthropy and Democracy

An excerpt from the new anthology "Democracy Unchained: How to Rebuild Government for the People," released today by The New Press. Are those who have profited from our current economic system in a position to challenge its fundamental, undemocratic premises?
An overhead view of a desk with laptops, papers, and a document being passed from one person to another.

Aligning Investments with Our Mission: Diversifying Investment Managers

Informed by a new report from the Knight Foundation, several foundations have begun to explore how we can better support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the investment space.

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