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John 3rd, Winthrop, Nelson, and Laurance Rockefeller in the family’s New York Office, 1938. Photo courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center.

The RBF at 75: Lessons from Family Philanthropy

We marked the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s 75th anniversary last year and continue to reflect on common themes from our history through a series of essays. The RBF is often held up as an example of a family foundation that has thrived in the decades after its inception. What lessons can its history offer?

2016 Grantee and Applicant Perception Report from CEP

Earlier this year, the Center for Effective Philanthropy surveyed the RBF’s grantees and applicants to gain insight into their perception of the Fund’s performance. This process allows core constituencies the opportunity to provide us with feedback on our work and we are committed to responding to their suggestions.
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RBF Trustee Hugh Lawson at the second annual World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Investing Forum, October 5, 2016.

RBF Trustee Hugh Lawson Delivers Keynote Address at Sustainable Investing Forum of World Resources Institute

Hugh Lawson delivered the keynote address at the second annual World Resources Institute’s Sustainable Investing Forum and spoke about his experience integrating ESG principles into portfolios at Goldman Sachs, as well as the Fund's mission-aligned investment practices.

The Fund Details its Mission-Aligned and Impact Investments

We are pleased to share details about our efforts to better align the investment practices of the Fund with its mission in a new section of our website and announce that we have reached the milestone of $100 million in impact investments.
Nelson Rockefeller Center traveling in Latin America with the AIA
RBF founding trustee Nelson Rockefeller (left) in Latin America with the American International Association for Economic and Social Development in 1958. Photo courtesy of the Rockefeller Archive Center.

The RBF at 75: International Philanthropy

We marked the Rockefeller Brothers Fund’s 75th anniversary last year and continue to reflect on common themes from our history through a series of essays. Since the beginning, the Fund has supported work around the globe, often focused on creating social change in diverse contexts.

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