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National Juneteenth Celebration Foundation (NJCF) founder Ben Haith created the Juneteenth flag in 1997 to commemorate the day when news of Emancipation finally reached enslaved people in Texas on June 19, 1865.

Juneteenth 2020

We should all use this time to pause and reflect on the ongoing struggle for racial justice and to raise our consciousness about how we interact with each other in the various spaces we exist.
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Our Common Purpose: Reinventing American Democracy for the 21st Century

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences’ Commission on the Practice of Democratic Citizenship, co-chaired by Rockefeller Brothers Fund President Stephen Heintz, launched its final report with recommendations to reinvent U.S. democracy to be more representative, responsive, and effective.
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A Hinge Moment in History

The killing of George Floyd is the latest painful chapter in a brutal history America too often tries to dismiss and for too long has failed to overcome. We must act together to protect our common humanity.

Five years out of oil, the RBF isn't looking back

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund turned its back on the source of family wealth—and reaped the returns.

Investing in Our Mission

Since committing to fully align our investments with our mission, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund has cut fossil fuel exposure to less than one percent of our portfolio. Financial performance over more than five years has outstripped the market benchmark.