News

Democratic Practice

From the urban and rural divide to the partisan gulf, from religious groups to warring factions on campuses, organizations and funders are cropping up with hope for common ground.

In The Media
Democratic Practice

The Trust for Civic Life, a sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropic Advisors, is a new philanthropic collaborative tackling America’s crisis of polarization where it matters most: in the local communities where Americans live, work, and experience day-to-day democracy. 

News & Announcements
Democratic Practice

Twenty foundations are speeding grants to protect voting and elections. 

In The Media
Democratic Practice
Peacebuilding
Western Balkans
Grantmaking

For International Women's Day, RBF grantmakers discuss philanthropy and the elevation of feminist thought and leadership.

Ideas
Democratic Practice

The RBF has revised the Money in Politics strategy to support innovations in systems and practices to strengthen equality of representation.

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Program Impact
Democratic Practice

To build a thriving democracy, we must address not only the formal institutions and processes of self-government but also the deeper sources of our discontent, writes Stephen Heintz.

Publication
Democratic Practice
RBF

McGhee’s book, The Sum of Us, chronicles her journey around the country to explore the social and economic gains that result when people unite across racial divides.

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Publication
Democratic Practice
RBF

In a statement, RBF President Stephen Heintz writes, "The violent attack on the U.S. Capitol yesterday was distinctly un-American and an affront to our system of democratic government. Politicians who supported or enabled, actively or tacitly, this insurrection must be held to account."

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Democratic Practice
Sustainable Development
Grantmaking
RBF

The RBF committed an additional $9 million to support 11 long-term partners and new organizations, coalitions, and initiatives.

News & Announcements
Democratic Practice

Democracy reform is not a partisan issue but an existential one.

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