The RBF made a $12.5 million impact investment in Renewable
Resources Group (RRG), which launched California Harvesters
in 2018 to provide a better environment for farmworkers while
meeting labor demands. Photo courtesy of RRG.
The journey we have taken to deploy our endowment investments for greater sustainability has led us to a broader realization that the impact of our institutional decisions and practices can bolster and extend the social change efforts of our grantees.
Afghan Women’s Network empowers its members to participate in Afghanistan’s political processes and efforts to secure justice and peace. Photo courtesy of Afghan Women’s Network.
Given the enormous and complex challenges facing today’s increasingly interdependent world, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has worked over the last decade to align the remaining 95 percent of its financial portfolio with its programmatic interests in democratic practice, peacebuilding, and sustainable development.
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.
Arturo Aguilar. Photo courtesy of the Seattle International Foundation.
After years of research and planning, in late 2019 the RBF selected the region encompassing El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras as the focus for a new “pivotal place” program. Aguilar will work with civil society organizations and other stakeholders to shape the program to address the most pressing issues facing the region. The program is expected to begin grantmaking in earnest in mid-2021.