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1962 Annual Review

This year, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund joined forces with other New York City organizations in support of the Community Blood Council of Greater New York's effort to establish a research institute. The 1962 annual report notes that the Fund also supported efforts to save the redwood forests in California and to provide agricultural training courses to struggling farmers in Latin America.

1961 Annual Review

The 1961 annual report highlights major grants given to Radcliffe College in support of opportunities for women, the Museum of Modern Art to increase the museum's usable gallery space, and the Educational Broadcasting Corporation for educational television programming.

1960 Annual Review

The 1960 annual report pays tribute to John D. Rockefeller Jr., the father of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund's founding trustees. In memory of his legacy, the Fund made substantial contributions to institutions of higher education for African Americans.

1959 Annual Review

The 1959 annual report features updates on the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s West Africa program, which was designed to support economic development in Ghana and Nigeria. It also highlights a three-year research project on economic and demographic trends in the New York Metropolitan area.

1958 Annual Review

New developments at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund were announced in the 1958 annual report, including the release of the first of a multipart series called, America at Mid-Century. These reports detail national defense, economic growth, the country’s role in the world economy, social progress, and its educational needs.