News & Updates

A photo of the letters that were mailed to households inviting them to complete the census online

RBF Joins More than 500 Funders to Call for a Full, Unimpaired Census Count

The letter reflects an unprecedented consensus among national, state, and local grantmakers and philanthropic institutions.
Photo by Aaron Burden.

Philanthropy's Obligation to Democracy

Less than 2 percent of philanthropic dollars spent in the past decade have been dedicated to efforts to advance voting, promote civic participation, strengthen government, support the news media, and pursue other work that ensures our democracy is functioning well.
Protestors wearing COVID-19 face coverings march across the Brooklyn Bridge and hold signs that read "Justice for George Floyd" and "Love and Peace"

Rockefeller Brothers Fund Increases Spending to Seize ‘Hinge Moment in History’

The RBF will allocate additional $48 million over five years to advance racial justice, democracy, and equitable low-carbon capitalism.
National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation (NJCF) founder Ben Haith created the Juneteenth flag in 1997 to commemorate the day when news of Emancipation finally reached enslaved people in Texas on June 19, 1865.

Juneteenth 2020

We should all use this time to pause and reflect on the ongoing struggle for racial justice and to raise our consciousness about how we interact with each other in the various spaces we exist.
Photo by Fibonacci Blue.

A Hinge Moment in History

The killing of George Floyd is the latest painful chapter in a brutal history America too often tries to dismiss and for too long has failed to overcome. We must act together to protect our common humanity.