News & Updates

The Fund Details its Mission-Aligned and Impact Investments

We are pleased to share details about our efforts to better align the investment practices of the Fund with its mission in a new section of our website and announce that we have reached the milestone of $100 million in impact investments.

Stephen Heintz named in 2016 NonProfit Times ‘Power & Influence Top 50’

RBF President Stephen Heintz, was recognized among a 2016 list of 50 leaders in the nonprofit sector by The NonProfit Times.

Stephen Heintz Calls for Sound Institutional Investing

Citizens concerned about public health, land degradation, and clean air standards have driven coal from the market, said RBF President Stephen Heintz in an editorial for on April 21, 2016.

Stephen Heintz on the Responsibility of Philanthropy

Philanthropy must invest time and commit to constant innovation in order to tackle the root causes of the world’s most pressing problems, Stephen Heintz said, in remarks at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre in April. Executive Director May Boeve and RBF President Stephen Heintz at COP21 in December 2015.
On December 2, 2015, May Boeve of and Stephen Heintz of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, announced that more than 500 institutions representing over $3.4 trillion in assets have made some form of divestment commitment. The announcement was made during the first week of the U.N. climate conference in Paris, France.

Stephen Heintz Praises the Agreement Reached at the Paris Climate Conference

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is proud to support the Paris climate agreement as a monumental step forward for the world. This agreement would never have been possible without a strong, vital climate movement, an impassioned groundswell of work from the local and state levels building from the ground up, and a historic shift among investors and businesses.