News & Updates

The Case for Community Philanthropy

Community philanthropy strengthens civil society and should be a priority of development aid practitioners, according to a new report published by the Aga Khan Foundation U.S.A., the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Global Fund for Community Foundations, and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The findings are aligned with the trend in the field of community philanthropy; local foundations grew by 86 percent from 2000 to 2010.

New Generation of Philanthropists Embrace Impact Investing

Rockefeller Brothers Fund trustee Justin Rockefeller is part of a new generation of philanthropists leading a shift toward socially responsible investing, according to an article in Institutional Investor . This transition is changing the country's wealth management industry, as Millennials, those born between 1978 and 2000, embrace impact investing, the idea that financial and social interests should go hand-in-hand.

Stephen Heintz Interviews Michael J. Fox About Philanthropy

RBF President and chair of the Center for Effective Philanthropy's (CEP) board Stephen Heintz, moderated a conversation with Michael J. Fox and Debi Brooks at the CEP's 2011 conference in Boston in May. Fox and Brooks, cofounders of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research discussed the intricacies of establishing their foundation in 2000, and centering their mission around addressing the urgency of Parkinson's research.

Stephen Heintz Offers Advice to New Philanthropists

RBF President Stephen Heintz and president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy, Phil Buchanan, share their insight on how new philanthropists like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg can make the greatest impact with their giving. In an op-ed featured in the San Jose Mercury News, they address Zuckerberg and others who have signed onto the Giving Pledge.