News & Updates

An artist's rendering of the corona virus
An artist's rendering of the corona virus.

Update on the Corona Virus

Given the swiftly evolving spread of COVID-19, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has made the difficult decision to close our offices, including The Pocantico Center, beginning Wednesday, March 11, until further notice.
The book cover of Democracy Unchained, by David Orr (Editor), Andrew Gumbel (Editor), Bakari Kitwana (Editor).

Democracy Unchained, How to Rebuild Government for the People is available now from The New Press.

Philanthropy and Democracy

An excerpt from the new anthology "Democracy Unchained: How to Rebuild Government for the People," released today by The New Press. Are those who have profited from our current economic system in a position to challenge its fundamental, undemocratic premises?
An overhead view of a desk with laptops, papers, and a document being passed from one person to another.

Reflecting on DEI in Our Investment Practices

Informed by a new report from the Knight Foundation, several foundations have begun to explore how we can better support diversity, equity, and inclusion in the investment space.
RBF staff and trustees stand in front of the Jubilee Center, a former church, with Alicia Garza of Black Futures Lab and Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, in Montgomery, AL.
RBF staff and trustees traveled to Montgomery, AL, with Alicia Garza of Black Futures Lab and Rashad Robinson of Color of Change.

Earned Knowledge: The Intersection of Learned Knowledge and Lived Experience

The enduring challenges we face today require us to elevate lived experience and value it with the same enthusiasm and passion that we have historically valued learned knowledge.
Young protesters march carrying signs that say "Save Our Future"
Photo by Julian Meehan.

The Most Courageous Climate Action Isn't National, It's in the Streets

It’s time to support these young people as they wake up their elders. It may be the only thing that saves us. See you in the streets. I’ll be there, marching beside my daughter.