News & Updates

What is Mission-Aligned Investing? Two Minutes with Valerie Rockefeller

In this short video, Valerie Rockefeller, the chair of the board of trustees, describes how our mission-aligned investment strategy has evolved and deepened, from divesting from fossil fuel holdings to investing in clean and renewable technologies.

Ensemble Connect Brings Contemporary and Classical Sounds to the Pocantico Stage

Following a residency last year at The Pocantico Center, Ensemble Connect's performance featured a blend of old and new works, including a world premiere by composer Andy Akiho.

Expansion of The Pocantico Center Will Nurture Arts, Philanthropy, and Local Community

The Rockefeller Playhouse and Guest Houses were gifted to the National Trust for Historic Preservation to support the work of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.

2011–2018 Peacebuilding Program Review Summary

A June 2018 review of the Peacebuilding program examined the program’s evolution and reflected on key takeaways from its grantmaking between 2011–2018.
A graphic from the report illustrates the two-way relationship between exteral donors, community philanthropy organizations, and members of the community.

“Community philanthropy is based on the premise that all communities have their own assets: money, skills, knowledge, networks, etc. When these are pooled together, they build community power and voice.”

New Report on Community Grantmaking’s Ability to Create Lasting Local Impact

The Global Fund for Community Foundations and the Foundation Center’s report illustrates ways to provide people with a greater stake in the investment made in them, as each community member can contribute skills, knowledge, and networks required for positive social change.

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