About The Rockefeller Foundation


For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission has been to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, we pursue this mission through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by enabling people, communities and institutions to be prepared for, withstand, and emerge stronger from shocks and chronic stresses.

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.

Our Core Values

At The Rockefeller Foundation, we embrace a set of core values to guide our work to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world.


The governance practices of The Rockefeller Foundation are described in a set of documents, including: the Charter, Social Investing Guidelines, Bylaws, and Code of Conduct, which are approved by the Board of Trustees.



The Rockefeller Foundation is governed by the Board of Trustees which consists of no fewer than 12 members, with the Foundation’s president serving as an ex-officio member. The Board of Trustees is generally responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s program and grantmaking strategy; budgets, expenditures and appropriation policies and guidelines; and investment strategies, allocations and performance. The Board of Trustees performs its duties through committees that include, but are not limited to: the Executive Committee, Investment Committee, Budget and Compensation Committee, Audit Committee and Trusteeship Committee as described in the Foundation’s Bylaws.


The Rockefeller Foundation’s senior leadership and staff members bring a broad range of talents to the organization with experiences drawn from scholarly, scientific, and private and nonprofit professional disciplines.


Contact Us 

Please visit Contact Us to submit questions or inquiries about our work or The Rockefeller Foundation. If you are interested in applying for funding, please visit the What We Fund. If you are a job-seeker, please visit Careers. Our main number is 212-869-8500. If you are a member of the media, indicate what you are inquiring about using our inquiry form. If you are a reporter on deadline, please refer to our News & Media section.



2013 Annual Report
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Our 2013 Centennial Annual Report focuses on the innovations that made our first century—and our Centennial year—so remarkable: from the launch of the field of public health in the early 20th century, to the launch of 100 Resilient Cities in 2013. 


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"I Never Thought," a powerful short film commissioned to celebrate our Centennial, explores what American philanthropy has accomplished in communities around the globe in the past 100 years.


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