The Rockefeller Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges—affirming its pioneering philanthropic mission since 1913 to promote the well-being of humanity.
The Foundation operates both within the United States and around the world. The Foundation's efforts are overseen by an independent Board of Trustees and managed by its president through a leadership team drawn from scholarly, scientific, and professional disciplines.
Where They Work
The Rockefeller Foundation has worked around the globe since their founding in 1913. Today, the Foundation works in regions where they can leverage theirassets, experience, and expertise to help realize Smart Globalization: Africa, Asia, and the United States.
Yet, the Foundation does not limit its operations to these locations alone. They also support innovations and interventions in communities that provide new learning and build partnerships, alliances, and networks.
Each initiative is designed to accomplish specific goals within projected time frames, usually three to five years. They monitor and assess their grantees’ effectiveness regularly. These requirements enable the Foundation to shift tactics when necessary, seize unanticipated opportunities, and recalibrate their approach when a problem demands shorter- or longer-term investment.
All their initiatives draw on the Foundation’s commitment to nurture innovation, pioneer new fields, expand access to and distribution of resources, and, ultimately, generate sustainable impact on individuals, institutions, and communities.
-Developing Climate Change Resilience. Helping communities cope with imminent consequences of climate change
-Strengthening Food Security: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. Increasing smallholder agricultural productivity with better seeds, soils, and markets
-Protecting American Workers’ Economic Security: Campaign for American Workers. Shaping plans, products, and policies to provide a modern economic safety net
-Promoting Equitable, Sustainable Transportation. Advocating for investment in affordable, environmentally responsible transit
-Linking Global Disease Surveillance Networks. Establishing transnational detection, monitoring, and communication systems to strengthen response and prevention
-Transforming Health Systems. Harnessing the transformation of health systems towards better health and financial protection
-Advancing Innovation Processes to Solve Social Problems. Building models to expand the use of cutting-edge innovation methods to achieve social impact
-Harnessing the Power of Impact Investing. Expanding and increasing the effectiveness of investments that solve social and environmental problems and generate a profitSee more