The climate crisis is the world’s greatest existential threat− but the race to reduce CO2 emissions and achieve global net zero is perceived as at odds with the scale of economic growth needed to tackle poverty in emerging markets. The quickest and most affordable way to deliver inclusive economic growth in Africa is to invest in ‘Decentralised Renewable Energy’ solutions.

Solving Global Challenges with Lasting Impact


Our Mission

We improve lives and the planet, and unleash human potential, through innovation. We are dedicated to the principle that all men and women – dignified and resilient as they are – have the right to health, food, power and economic mobility. We seek to advance those goals with a better use of science and data and through collaboration with partners and grantees. By identifying and accelerating breakthrough solutions, ideas and conversations, The Rockefeller Foundation works to improve the well-being of people everywhere.


Our Commitments

For more consequential outcomes, we channel our resources and expertise into a finite set of endeavors to assure measurable and meaningful impact. Our work is focused on improving access to electricity, food, healthcare and economic opportunity. We do that through creative partnerships and innovative investments to extract more value from data and private capital.

End Energy Poverty We accelerate the delivery of reliable, renewable electricity to hundreds of millions of people in underserved, low-income communities worldwide.
Achieve Health for All We work to advance the fields of public health and medical science to improve outcomes for all people, everywhere.
Seize Upon Emerging Frontiers We aim to accelerate the impact of our programmatic work by applying impact investing, science, technology, and innovation to the greatest inequities in the world.

A Playbook for Covid-19 Testing in K-12 Schools

A detailed, step-by-step playbook to help educators, leaders and their public health partners design and implement effective testing programs in schools.


Recent Updates

May 05 2021
Press Releases
The Rockefeller Foundation Welcomes New WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence
May 04 2021
Thirteen-Year Effort to Implement a Working Families Tax Credit Ends in Success
May 04 2021
Press Releases
Acre Impact Capital Announces Catalytic Investment from The Rockefeller Foundation and the Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) Through its Company GuarantCo
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