Throughout its 100 year history, the Rockefeller Foundation has supported the ingenuity of innovative thinkers and actors by providing the resources, networks, convening power, and technologies to move innovation from idea to impact.
“We may not always know exactly how our resilience will be tested, but we know very well that those tests will come – and that they will come at the seams where our economies and communities and technologies intersect.”
Rockefeller Foundation President
From funding an unknown scholar named Albert Einstein to accelerating the impact investing industry, the Rockefeller Foundation has a long tradition of enhancing the impact of individuals, institutions and organizations working to change the world. In today’s dynamic and interconnected world, The Rockefeller Foundation has a unique ability to address the emerging challenges facing humankind through a 100-year legacy of innovation, intervention and influence to shape agendas and inform decision making.
Seeking and shaping innovative solutions at the intersections of four issue areas, The Rockefeller Foundation maintains a portfolio of interconnected initiatives. Each initiative addresses two, three, or more of our focus areas – often in overlapping geographic regions. Each incorporates rigorous monitoring while work progresses.
We seek to achieve our vision through work aimed at meeting four equally important goals: Revalue Ecosystems; Advance Health; Secure Livelihoods; and Transform Cities.