News & Updates

Talking Transparency: The Case for Sharing What We're Learning

We are proud to add our program reports and third-party evaluations to Foundation Center's IssueLab as part of their #OpenForGood campaign, which provides open access to the philanthropic sector's research and learning.

Annual Review & President’s Message: The Logic of the Future

In his annual message, RBF President Stephen Heintz lays out his “Logic of the Future” for a new global ethos of fairness, along with a redefinition of American leadership. The Fund’s review of its 2016 activities also commemorates David Rockefeller and Abby M. O'Neill, who both passed away in 2017.

President Stephen Heintz and Trustee Heather McGhee Named in 2017 NonProfit Times ‘Power & Influence Top 50’

Stephen Heintz and Heather McGhee, president of Demos and a trustee of the RBF, were both included on the NonProfit Times’ annual list of top 50 sector leaders.
Abby M. O'Neill, pictured here in 1983. Photo courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center.

The Fund Mourns the Loss of Abby O’Neill, Former Trustee and Board Chair, 1928–2017

The trustees and staff of the RBF mourn the passing of our former trustee and board chair, Abby M. O’Neill, who was elected as a trustee of the Fund in 1958, the first member of her generation to serve as a Fund trustee and, later, the first woman to serve as board chair.
RBF Board Chair Valerie Rockefeller, Founding Trustee David Rockefeller, and President Stephen Heintz in 2015. (Todd Shapera Photography)

On the Loss of David Rockefeller, 1915–2017

With deep sadness, the trustees and staff of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund mourn the passing of our founder, David Rockefeller, who launched the RBF in 1940 with his four brothers, and devoted his remarkable life to creating a better world.