News & Updates

Noupoort Wind farm under construction in South Africa.
Construction of Noupoort Wind farm, another project of Mainstream Renewable Power in South Africa, in 2015. (Photo: MainstreamRP)

Fund Confirms Investment in Mainstream Renewable Power in Africa

The Fund is investing $10 million in global wind and solar company Mainstream's Lekela Power, projects which will generate 1.3GW of new renewable power capacity in South Africa, Egypt, Senegal, and Ghana.

The Fund Welcomes New Trustees to its Board

We are pleased to announce that the Fund has elected several new members to its board of trustees. Jennifer Nolan was elected to the board in March, and she is joined by Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Heather McGhee, Miranda Kaiser, and Wyatt Rockefeller, who were elected in June.

Stephen Heintz Calls for Sound Institutional Investing

Citizens concerned about public health, land degradation, and clean air standards have driven coal from the market, said RBF President Stephen Heintz in an editorial for on April 21, 2016.

Hugh Lawson to Lead Goldman Sachs’ ESG Efforts

RBF trustee Hugh Lawson was named as head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management's global environmental, social, and governance efforts in a newly created position.

Maximizing Impact with New Models of Philanthropy

During a plenary session at the Center for Effective Philanthropy's National Conference in San Francisco in May 2015, Stephen Heintz, president of the Fund, participated in a panel discussion about different models of philanthropy and how each can maximize foundation impact. Heintz said foundations can demonstrate leadership by using intellectual, endowment, reputational, and relational capital, in addition to their grantmaking dollars.