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New David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center Will Nurture the Arts in Westchester and the World

The Pocantico Center will adapt the historic Rockefeller Orangerie for cultural and sustainability programming.
Five female and one male dancer on an outdoor stafe at Kykuit, surrounded by neat green hedges and statues. Four dancers on their knees surround the male dancer, on whose shoulder is perched the final female dancer, her arm raised to the sky.
Photo by Ron Charles.

2019 Pocantico Summer Performance Series

The Pocantico Center summer performance series brings the best of New York City arts and culture to the lawn of Kykuit. Performances in 2019 include Arturo O'Farrill & the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra, Dance Lab NY, PAGE 73, and more. (Photo: Jeremy McQueen’s The Black Iris Project 2017 performance.)
RBF staff members pose with brightly colored children's backpacks.
As part of Operation Backpack, RBF staff prepared school supplies for children living in New York City shelters. Photo by Aslan Chalom.

2018 Annual Review: Staff & Trustees

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.
A grid displaying the 17 Sustainable Developement Goals identified by the United Nations

Agility and the RBF elected to use the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals as a standard for categorizing ESG and impact investment metrics.

Assessing Mission-Aligned Investment Efforts: Progress and Challenges

In partnership with Agility and individual fund managers, the RBF seeks to develop and refine approaches to assessing the nonfinancial outcomes of our mission-aligned investing.
Photograph shows a procession of protesters carrying signs for equal rights, integrated schools, decent housing, and an end to bias.

Advocacy activities, like the 1963 March on Washington, educate the public and rally support for essential issues. (Photo from the Library of Congress)

Advocacy 101: Rules for Nonprofits and Funders

A new report by Bolder Advocacy explains how nonprofits can use advocacy and clarifies the rules for private and public foundations who support those efforts.

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