As part of the RBF's efforts to better align our investment practices with our mission, we have set a new goal to invest 25 percent of our endowment with firms majority-owned by people of color and women.
Emergency responders don protective equipment during training for the transportation isolation system, which can be used to safely transport patients with diseases like novel coronavirus. Photo by Cody R. Miller, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.
We at the Rockefeller Brothers Fund are leveraging our resources to the fullest extent possible to support these efforts to respond to the health, social, and economic impacts of the coronavirus spread in our community and around the world. We urge other funders—and all others who are able—to join us in supporting nonprofits who are rising to the occasion during this once-in-a-generation crisis.
At the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, RBF staff and trustees experienced the soundscape of a civil rights-era lunch counter sit-in.
The movement leaders we met with emphasized the need for long-term investment in a vision of a post-patriarchal, pluralistic democracy to advance the goals of economic, racial, and environmental justice.
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.
Democracy Unchained, How to Rebuild Government for the People is available now from The New Press.
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?