News & Updates

1966 Annual Review

The 1966 annual report lists the 97 general program grants and 73 special program grants given in the previous year. In total, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund awarded more than $6.5 million.

1965 Annual Review

This year marked the 25th anniversary of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The 1965 annual report notes that $60 million has been given in grants since the Fund's creation in 1940.

1964 Annual Review

The 1964 annual report features a special projects study on performing arts in the U.S, which concluded that its state is in trouble. The report suggests courses of action that both private and public entities could take to help the arts survive and grow.

1963 Annual Review

The 1963 annual report highlights several grantmaking efforts including a substantial commitment to Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in support of the expansion and improvement of its facilities; and a grant to the National Urban League which helped establish the National Skills Bank, an employment organization serving minority job seekers.

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.