News & Updates

A census worker visits residents to increase awareness about the Census, verify addresses, and answer questions in 2010.
Credit: U.S. Census Bureau, Public Information Office

RBF Joins New York Foundations Calling on Governor Cuomo to Support Census Outreach

Private investment alone cannot provide the resources to ensure a fair and accurate 2020 Census.
The Evolution of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s Mission-Aligned Portfolio

*As of December 2014, $15 million had been committed to impact investments, representing approximately 1.7% of the total portfolio. As of December 2018, $151.4 million has been committed, approximately 13.5%.

Investors Can Pursue Impact Without Sacrificing Returns, Perella Weinberg Partners Finds

In debunking the misconception that mission-aligned investing lowers expected returns, the paper emphasizes that there is no one-size-fits-all strategy for investors.
Photo by Andy Feliciottion Unsplash

Division, Diversity, and Democracy

“The wall that matters already stands: the spiritual wall that divides us a nation and a people.” Stephen Heintz argues that while historic diversity has contributed to the division in our politics, it can also strengthen our democracy.

Stephen Heintz Accepts 2018 Distinguished Service Award

Accepting the Council on Foundations 2018 Distinguished Service Award, RBF President Stephen Heintz offered remarks on the state of philanthropy in these turbulent times.
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.

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