News & Updates

2018 Richard Rockefeller Fellows Bring Chinese Philanthropy Insights to the U.S.

With expertise in Chinese charity law and private foundation grantmaking, Oma Lee and Danxi Shen will explore American social sector best practices over the course of a six-month program at the Fund’s New York City office.

Talking Transparency: The Case for Sharing What We're Learning

We are proud to add our program reports and third-party evaluations to Foundation Center's IssueLab as part of their #OpenForGood campaign, which provides open access to the philanthropic sector's research and learning.

New York City Announces Plan to Divest from Fossil Fuels

New York City’s mayor and comptroller announced plans to sell $5 billion in fossil fuels from the city’s retirement funds, making it the largest American municipality to divest to date.

IEEFA Echoes Governor Cuomo’s Call to Divest NY State Pension Fund to Improve Returns

The director of finance for the Institute of Energy Economics and Financial Analysis and former state first deputy comptroller wrote that divesting would be an act of fiscal responsibility.

Annual Review & President’s Message: The Logic of the Future

In his annual message, RBF President Stephen Heintz lays out his “Logic of the Future” for a new global ethos of fairness, along with a redefinition of American leadership. The Fund’s review of its 2016 activities also commemorates David Rockefeller and Abby M. O'Neill, who both passed away in 2017.