News & Updates

Photograph shows a procession of protesters carrying signs for equal rights, integrated schools, decent housing, and an end to bias.

Advocacy activities, like the 1963 March on Washington, educate the public and rally support for essential issues. (Photo from the Library of Congress)

Advocacy 101: Rules for Nonprofits and Funders

A new report by Bolder Advocacy explains how nonprofits can use advocacy and clarifies the rules for private and public foundations who support those efforts.
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.

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