News & Updates

A laboratory scientist holds a test tube and sample for analysis.

Research conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Central America Regional office in Guatemala supports ministries of health in the region. (Photo CC BY CDC Global.)

Can Biden’s ethos of empathy point the way to a new U.S. foreign policy?

Elevating global public health and climate change to core national interests can help to expand our understanding of national security.
A crowd of people with face masks, signs, flags and banners, fills the streets north of the White House.

Photo CC BY-SA Ted Eytan.

We Need a White House Office on Democracy

Democracy reform is not a partisan issue but an existential one.

RBF President Stephen Heintz to BBC: “Americans Have Lost Faith” in Democracy

“Nurturing the culture of civic empathy is hard work and that is the work that lies ahead.”
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RBF Joins 120 Philanthropic Leaders Calling to Uphold American Democracy During Tense Election

“Repairing the fabric of our democracy will require extraordinary stewardship by leaders across society.”

2019 Annual Review

It was a remarkable year at the RBF that brought to fruition long-term projects, initiatives, and plans that will lay the foundation for our continued efforts and evolution over the next decade and into a new era that has already begun.