News & Updates

A photo of the letters that were mailed to households inviting them to complete the census online

RBF Joins More than 500 Funders to Call for a Full, Unimpaired Census Count

The letter reflects an unprecedented consensus among national, state, and local grantmakers and philanthropic institutions.
Afghan Women’s Network, a grantee of the Peacebuilding program, empowers women to participate in the political process to secure justice and peace. Photo courtesy of Afghan Women’s Network.

Peacebuilding Program Adopts New Guidelines to Confront Evolving Challenges

The Peacebuilding program team took inspiration from a wide range of peacebuilders. Some are internationally acclaimed figures, others are the less well-known but equally inspiring partners whom the Peacebuilding staff is privileged to work with and learn from.
Photo by Aaron Burden.

Philanthropy's Obligation to Democracy

Less than 2 percent of philanthropic dollars spent in the past decade have been dedicated to efforts to advance voting, promote civic participation, strengthen government, support the news media, and pursue other work that ensures our democracy is functioning well.
Protestors in COVID-19 masks march across the Brooklyn Bridge

Rockefeller Brothers Fund Increases Spending to Seize ‘Hinge Moment in History’

The RBF will allocate additional $48 million over five years to advance racial justice, democracy, and equitable low-carbon capitalism.
National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation (NJCF) founder Ben Haith created the Juneteenth flag in 1997 to commemorate the day when news of Emancipation finally reached enslaved people in Texas on June 19, 1865.

Juneteenth 2020

We should all use this time to pause and reflect on the ongoing struggle for racial justice and to raise our consciousness about how we interact with each other in the various spaces we exist.