RBF-Supported Initiatives Highlighted at White House Summit

Last week, Rockefeller Brothers Fund President and CEO Stephen Heintz was invited to the White House to join the United We Stand summit, hosted by President Biden to respond to the rise of hate-fueled violence in America.

At the summit, the Biden administration highlighted several efforts championed by the RBF as part of its special funding initiative to reinvent U.S. democracy for the 21st century. The initiative focuses on the recommendations in Our Common Purpose, a report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences' Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship, co-chaired by Heintz, Eric P. Liu, and Danielle Allen.

These RBF-supported efforts include:

Dignity.us, an initiative by four former Directors of the White House Domestic Policy Council together with four Presidential Centers or Foundations to support community-based solutions to address and prevent hate-fueled violence.

A campaign by New Pluralists to galvanize $1 billion in philanthropic support over 10 years to help Americans collaborate to solve their communities’ most significant challenges.

Trust for Civic Infrastructure, an endowment that will support community-led efforts to strengthen and expand the places, programs, people, and information that bolster civic capacity.