News & Updates

A graphic from the report illustrates the two-way relationship between exteral donors, community philanthropy organizations, and members of the community.

“Community philanthropy is based on the premise that all communities have their own assets: money, skills, knowledge, networks, etc. When these are pooled together, they build community power and voice.”

New Report on Community Grantmaking’s Ability to Create Lasting Local Impact

The Global Fund for Community Foundations and the Foundation Center’s report illustrates ways to provide people with a greater stake in the investment made in them, as each community member can contribute skills, knowledge, and networks required for positive social change.
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.

The Fund Strongly Supports the Role of Civil Society in Hungary

RBF President Stephen Heintz and more than 80 other leaders from the American and European philanthropic communities have signed a statement recognizing and affirming the important role of civil society in Hungary amid repeated efforts to restrict and stigmatize nongovernmental organizations operating there.

The Fund Supports the Nonprofit Sector’s Nonpartisan Nature

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund voices strong support of the preservation of the Johnson Amendment, and has joined as a signatory to an open letter to members of Congress to support its continued maintenance.

2016 Grantee and Applicant Perception Report from CEP

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.

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