100 Resilient Cities

The Rockefeller Foundation is creating an opportunity for many more cities to engage in its work in the resilience space through an exciting and creative challenge. With the goals being to surface new innovations, new commitments, and enable new action in at least 100 cities to prevent poverty and environmental degradation, the Foundation will launch the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge (100 RC) and invest $100 million in building urban resilience worldwide.

100 Resilient Cities

In 2013, the Rockefeller Foundation and partners have committed to drive action towards building worldwide urban resilience through the 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge (100 RC). Each of the 100 cities will be supported in hiring a Chief Resilience Officer, gain membership to the 100RC Network, and be provided access to tools and resources. The Rockefeller Foundation will actively engage further partners throughout the course of the 100RC to advance resiliency efforts within the following four areas: policy, community and social resilience, infrastructure, and technology.

Since the Rockefeller Foundation and partners (Swiss Re, Palantir, World Bank Group, Architecture for Humanity, and American Institute for Architects) announced the 100 Resilient Cities initiative (100RC) last year, 100RC has selected 32 inaugural cities to join its network and has held resilience agenda-setting workshops in 19 of those cities. San Francisco and Medellin have appointed two Chief Resilience Officers (CROs), who have begun identifying priority areas using a city-wide resilience diagnostic. The resilience diagnostic maps existing plans and initiatives and exposes gaps between ongoing work and priority areas. By developing and enhancing projects to address these priorities, the cities will create a comprehensive resilience strategy.


  • Rockefeller Foundation

    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges—affirming its pioneering philanthropic...

  • Swiss Re

    Investment & Finance
    Switzerland | Staff size: 10,000+

    Schweizerische Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft AG (Swiss Re AG) is a wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer. Dealing direct and...

  • Palantir Technologies

    Service Providers
    United States | Staff size: 1001-5000

    Palantir Technologies, Inc. is an American computer software and services company, specializing in data analysis.

    Palantir Technologies is working to radically change how groups analyze...

  • World Bank Group

    Funding Agencies
    United States | Staff size: 10,000+

    The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Their mission is to fight poverty with passion and professionalism for lasting...

  • Architecture for Humanity

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 101-250

    Architecture for Humanity is a charitable organization that seeks architectural solutions to humanitarian crises and brings professional design services to communities in need. They believe that...

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Key Information

  • Start Date 2013
ValueUSD 100 Million