News & Updates

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.
James Jebusa Shannon's 1906 portrait of Laura Spellman Rockefeller

James Jebusa Shannon's 1906 portrait of Laura Spellman Rockefeller, courtesy of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Online Exhibition from the National Trust for Historic Preservation Highlights the Portraits of Kykuit's Residents

The National Trust site hosts digital collections and specially-curated exhibitions, including a debut exhibit of portraits from Kykuit by John Singer Sargent, Andy Warhol, and other artists.

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