News & Updates

A crowd of people with face masks, signs, flags and banners, fills the streets north of the White House.

Photo CC BY-SA Ted Eytan.

We Need a White House Office on Democracy

Democracy reform is not a partisan issue but an existential one.

RBF President Stephen Heintz to BBC: “Americans Have Lost Faith” in Democracy

“Nurturing the culture of civic empathy is hard work and that is the work that lies ahead.”
Silhouette of a hand placing a ballot in box

RBF Joins 120 Philanthropic Leaders Calling to Uphold American Democracy During Tense Election

“Repairing the fabric of our democracy will require extraordinary stewardship by leaders across society.”

2019 Annual Review

It was a remarkable year at the RBF that brought to fruition long-term projects, initiatives, and plans that will lay the foundation for our continued efforts and evolution over the next decade and into a new era that has already begun.
John D. Rockefeller’s 1908 Orangerie, which will be transformed into the David Rockefeller Creative Arts Center to open in 2021. Photo by Fred Charles.

2019 Annual Review: Introduction

In my 19 years at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, never before has the present tense in which I write this introduction to the Annual Review seemed so epochally removed from the year on which it reflects.