News & Updates

2018 Annual Review: Finance

Each year, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund is required by law to distribute five percent of its endowment for charitable purposes.
A cast of performers hang from scaffolding that supports giant lighted letters reading, "We Are."
Dokufest, an annual festival in Kosovo, took “As We Are” for its 2018 theme to encourage audiences to reflect on the world we live in today through film, art, and music. Photo by Elmedine Arapi.

2018 Annual Review: Grantmaking

Grantmaking is at the core of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s mission. The Fund awarded 322 grants in 2018, totaling $34.1 million.
RBF staff members pose with brightly colored children's backpacks.
As part of Operation Backpack, RBF staff prepared school supplies for children living in New York City shelters. Photo by Aslan Chalom.

2018 Annual Review: Staff & Trustees

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is committed to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to maintain the highest standards of ethics, transparency, and accountability and are committed to recruiting a diverse board of trustees and staff.
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 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.

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