The 1964 annual report features a special projects study on performing arts in the U.S, which concluded that its state is in trouble. The report suggests courses of action that both private and public entities could take to help the arts survive and grow.
The 1963 annual report highlights several grantmaking efforts including a substantial commitment to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in support of the expansion and improvement of its facilities; and a grant to the National Urban League which helped establish the National Skills Bank, an employment organization serving minority job seekers.
This year, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund joined forces with other New York City organizations in support of the Community Blood Council of Greater New York's effort to establish a research institute. The 1962 annual report notes that the Fund also supported efforts to save the redwood forests in California and to provide agricultural training courses to struggling farmers in Latin America.