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 RBF is often held up as an example of a family foundation that has thrived in the decades after its inception. What lessons can its history offer?
Earlier this year, the Center for Effective Philanthropy surveyed the RBF’s grantees and applicants to gain insight into their perception of the Fund’s performance. This process allows core constituencies the opportunity to provide us with feedback on our work and we are committed to responding to their suggestions.
Guangzhou, China, 2012: RBF chair Dr. Richard Rockefeller (center) meeting with Dr. Wang Zhenyao, president of China Global Philanthropy Institute, and Ms. Alice Lau, chair of the Guangdong Harmony Community Foundation.
The Fund has begun a fellowship program to honor the memory and interests of our former board chair, Dr. Richard Rockefeller. The Richard Rockefeller Fellowship supports the development of emerging Chinese professionals who are poised to make a significant commitment to the development of strategic philanthropy in China.
RBF Trustee Hugh Lawson at the second annual World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Investing Forum, October 5, 2016.
Hugh Lawson delivered the keynote address at the second annual World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Investing Forum and spoke about his experience integrating ESG principles into portfolios at Goldman Sachs, as well as the Fund's mission-aligned investment practices.
The story behind the evolution of the Fund’s Mission-Aligned and Impact Investment strategies is the subject of a case study by The ImPact. The study offers actionable insights that families and organizations can use to align their investments with their values.