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Peacebuilding

The RBF has had no direct involvement in the campus protests nor have we earmarked funds for them. Some RBF grantees have provided training, messaging, and/or legal support to student protest leaders. Details of our grants are published on our website

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Democratic Practice

From the urban and rural divide to the partisan gulf, from religious groups to warring factions on campuses, organizations and funders are cropping up with hope for common ground.

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Western Balkans

The last review of the Western Balkans program, in 2019, described a region in transition. Five years later, the region still faces challenges. Recognizing both the region’s challenges and signs of progress, the Western Balkans program has made minor adjustments to its grantmaking guidelines.

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Democratic Practice

The Trust for Civic Life, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors, is a new philanthropic collaborative tackling America’s crisis of polarization where it matters most: in the local communities where Americans live, work, and experience day-to-day democracy. 

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Robert B. Oxnam, former trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) and president of the Asia Society, shared his decades of China scholarship and visionary approach to help shape the RBF’s China program. Robert passed away at home from complications of Alzheimer’s disease on April 18, 2024.

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Culpeper Arts & Culture
Pocantico

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) announced it would award its annual Pocantico Prize for Visual Artists to Chie Fueki. Drawing on her experience as a Japanese-born artist growing up in Brazil and later practicing in the United States, Fueki’s work embraces the visual language of these three distinct cultures. 

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Mission-Aligned Investing

A statement from leading impact investing foundations on the defections of several major financial institutions from Climate Action 100+

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RBF

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, Janai Nelson, Robin Strawbridge, and Henry Timms have been elected to the RBF's Board of Trustees.

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Pocantico

On this episode of Haptic and Hue, Katrina London discusses Jacqueline de la Baume Durrbach's 20 year journey weaving Picasso's paintings into tapestries, which now hang at Kykuit. 

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China

The program will retire its strategy focused on indigenous philanthropy and add a new strategy to build the capacity of Chinese partners in support of China’s constructive role in global climate and environmental governance. 

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