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