The RBF at 75: International Philanthropy

  • Nelson Rockefeller Center traveling in Latin America with the AIA
    RBF founding trustee Nelson Rockefeller (left) in Latin America with the American International Association for Economic and Social Development in 1958. Photo courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center.

We marked the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s 75th anniversary last year and continue to reflect on common themes from our history through a series of essays.

The Rockefeller family’s interests in education, conservation, health, humanitarian concerns, and the arts have drawn it to international philanthropy for well over 100 years. Over the course of the Fund’s 75 year history, it has supported work around the globe, often focused on creating social change in diverse contexts.

International Philanthropy

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More essays

12 Lessons from Family Philanthropy
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Conservation and the Environment
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Reflecting on Risk and Failure
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Visit the 75th anniversary timeline