News & Updates

Architecture 2030 Announces its ZERO Code for New Zero-Net-Carbon Building Construction

The new building construction code integrates cost-effective energy efficiency standards with renewable energy generation capabilities, resulting in zero net carbon buildings, a key component to help nations meet their Paris Agreement targets.
2018 Richard Rockefeller Fellows

Oma Lee (left) and Danxi Shen (right), the 2018 Richard Rockefeller Fellows.

2018 Richard Rockefeller Fellows Bring Chinese Philanthropy Insights to the U.S.

With expertise in Chinese charity law and private foundation grantmaking, Oma Lee and Danxi Shen will explore American social sector best practices over the course of a six-month program at the Fund’s New York City office.
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 RBF launches the inaugural Richard Rockefeller Fellowship with the Lao Niu Brother & Sister 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.

The Fund Revises its China Program Guidelines

The Fund has revised the guidelines for its China grantmaking program to express the increasingly integrated nature of the RBF's work on pollution mitigation, public health, and climate change, as well as the development of China’s philanthropic sector.

New Report Examines Water Resources and Energy Security in China

China faces environmental challenges as its continuing growth meets the reality of finite water resources, according to a report published by China Water Risk. Water plays a key role in energy generation, in addition to providing for agriculture needs and municipal use. The report explores the risk exposure of different water usages as well as strategies to slow energy demand and achieve the right mix of power sources.