News & Updates

RBF Board Chair Valerie Rockefeller, Founding Trustee David Rockefeller, and President Stephen Heintz in 2015. (Todd Shapera Photography)

David Rockefeller Gift Raises Rockefeller Brothers Fund Endowment to $1.2 Billion

David Rockefeller pledged to auction his collection of art, antiquities, furniture, and other personal items after his death and to distribute the proceeds to a number of charitable organizations. He made a $250 million gift to the RBF, the largest of his philanthropic bequests.

RBF President Stephen Heintz to Receive Council on Foundations Distinguished Service Award

First presented in 1984, the Award “highlights those who not only have accomplished a great deal in the field of philanthropy, but have done so while exemplifying the intellect, integrity, and leadership to which the field aspires.”

2017 Annual Review: Imperfect Arcs of Progress

Have we got a long way to go? Absolutely. But we have proven we can recover from setbacks, regroup, rethink, and set out anew on the struggle for peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

Expansion of The Pocantico Center Will Nurture Arts, Philanthropy, and Local Community

The Rockefeller Playhouse and Guest Houses were gifted to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to support the work of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

National Security Expert Sally Donnelly Joins the Fund as a Non-Resident Senior Fellow

With experience as a reporter on foreign affairs and work as a senior advisor to the Secretary of Defense, Ms. Donnelly will be an insightful thought partner in the Fund's support for innovative solutions to global challenges and conflict transformation.

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