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Cover of the report Divest Invest Philanthropy—Five Years After Launch, which shows a series of wind turbines on a flat landscape.

The Croatan Institute surveyed all philanthropies that had signed the Divest-Invest pledge since 2014 for its report.

New Report Shows Divesting Foundations Can Build Value Without Sacrificing Values

The report surveys all philanthropies that have signed the Divest-Invest pledge since 2014.
Photo courtesy of the D.C. Public Library/Dr. Darrell C. Crain, Jr., Photograph Collection.

2018 Annual Review: President's Message

How can foundation philanthropy disentangle itself from the vast infrastructure of economic inequality that gave birth to it? How can we help correct the economic balance so that capitalism serves democracy—not the other way around?
A chart of the RBF's endowment value from 2016 through 2018.

In 2018, a generous gift from the estate of David Rockefeller raised the Rockefeller Brothers Fund endowment from approximately $960 million to over $1.2 billion.

2018 Annual Review: Finance

Each year, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund is required by law to distribute five percent of its endowment for charitable purposes.
A cast of performers hang from scaffolding that supports giant lighted letters reading, "We Are."
Dokufest, an annual festival in Kosovo, took “As We Are” for its 2018 theme to encourage audiences to reflect on the world we live in today through film, art, and music. Photo by Elmedine Arapi.

2018 Annual Review: Grantmaking

Grantmaking is at the core of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s mission. The Fund awarded 322 grants in 2018, totaling $34.1 million.
Wind turbines off the coast of Denmark.
Photo courtesy of www.CGPGrey.com.

Rooting for Cities

Reflections on the Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance Annual Meeting in Helsinki.

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