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2015 Grants

The Rockefeller Foundation Annual Report

Grantee: 2018 NOLA Foundation

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Amount: $2,892,750

Purpose: In collaboration with the City of New Orleans in support of a strategic communications campaign to highlight New Orleans’ recovery and promote the city as a global model for resilience in conjunction with the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina


Grantee: A3 Foundation

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Amount: $400,146

Purpose: In support of an Information Technology Essentials program designed to train high potential but disadvantaged youth in Nigeria for placement in the digital economy


Grantee: ACCESS Health International

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $529,000

Purpose: For use by its Joint Learning Network for Universal Healthcare in support of the Joint Learning Fund in order to broaden engagement and technical learning outcomes within member countries, institutionalize country core groups, and strengthen its profile through support for country-level efforts


Grantee: Accenture Foundation (South Africa)

Location: Woodmead, South Africa

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of its Skills to Succeed program to train, mentor and place disadvantaged South African youth in software development and other computer programing jobs


Grantee: Action on Disability and Development

Location: Frome, United Kingdom

Amount: $400,000

Purpose: In support of a collaborative project with the Institute of Development Studies and the Coady International Institute to examine how market-based solutions can improve the lives of poor and vulnerable people in developing countries, with a focus on Uganda


Grantee: Acumen Fund, Inc.

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: In support of market research to better understand the gaps in the off-grid energy sector value chain and common barriers to scaling energy access encountered by private sector companies, in order to create a fund for investing in energy access for rural communities in Kenya and Rwanda


Grantee: Adeso

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of establishing a global network of southern NGOs working on humanitarian response, recovery and resilience building


Grantee: Adhikaar for Human Rights and Social Justice

Location: Woodside, New York

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: In support of strengthening its approach and capacity to measure resilience and inclusivity in its work, and to better determine the impact its work is having on the Nepali-speaking community in New York and beyond


Grantee: Africa Centre

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Amount: $57,740

Purpose: In support of conducting outreach and selecting African artists as candidates for one-month residencies at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy


Grantee: Africa GreenCo

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $549,600

Purpose: In support of developing a feasibility
assessment for a new public-private partnership that catalyzes private sector investment in African energy projects


Grantee: African Media Initiative

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Amount: $50,000

Purpose: In support of two components of its flagship event, the African Media Leadership Forum, a “Resilience Reporting” media training to build capacity on producing issue-driven stories in Africa, and the “ZIMEO” recognition for journalism excellence in “Agriculture and Food Security” and “Youth Demographic Challenge”


Grantee: African Risk Capacity Specialized Agency of the African Union

Location: Rome, Italy

Amount: $1,001,017

Purpose: In support of the design and development of an Extreme Climate Facility to aid its participating nations with climate change adaptation


Grantee: African Risk Capacity Specialized Agency of the African Union

Location: Rome, Italy

Amount: $1,613,860

Purpose: Toward the costs of planning and designing a new sovereign risk pool to insure participating nations in the event of disease outbreaks and epidemics


Grantee: Ag Innovations Network

Location: Sebastopol, California

Amount: $252,700

Purpose: For use by its Sustainable Food Laboratory to develop and test metrics that promote cross-sector engagement to reduce post-harvest food loss and improve the lives of smallholder farmers and other vulnerable people


Grantee: Alliance for Rural Electrification

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Amount: $50,000

Purpose: In support of research to map donor activity in the Clean Energy Mini-Grid Sector in order to facilitate the transparency and coordination of its development


Grantee: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Amount: $1,495,772

Purpose: In support of testing an integrated post-harvest loss intervention model that incorporates financing, technology, aggregating farmers, and connecting them to alternative markets in an effort to reduce post-harvest loss in the Tanzanian maize value chain


Grantee: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Amount: $749,121

Purpose: In support of building and improving its internal program management capabilities in order to execute a coordinated and integrated post-harvest loss intervention on Tanzania’s maize value chain


Grantee: Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa

Location: Nairobi, Africa

Amount: $3,000,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of transitioning to a new organizational structure and developing a set of capabilities best placed to execute the new strategy


Grantee: APCO Worldwide Inc.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $600,000

Purpose: In support of a project to provide communication and stakeholder engagement support to Smart Power India


Grantee: Armillaria, LLC

Location: Portland, Oregon

Amount: $400,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of establishing a new hybrid social enterprise to continue the development and deployment of the Resilience Exchange platform


Grantee: Armillaria, LLC

Location: Portland, Oregon

Amount: $400,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of establishing a new hybrid social enterprise to continue the development and deployment of the Resilience Exchange platform

 


Grantee: Ashoka

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Amount: $50,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to support social entrepreneurs who are leading and collaborating with change makers, in a team of teams model that addresses the fluidity of a rapidly evolving society


Grantee: Asia Foundation

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $450,000

Purpose: In support of a project to adapt, test and apply The Rockefeller Foundation-Arup City Resilience Framework and Index in 25 cities in Vietnam, for eventual application across additional cities nationally and globally


Grantee: Asia Society

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $335,000

Purpose: In support of its “Rockefeller in Asia: Asia Society 60th Anniversary,” a year-long global series of exhibitions, programs and events exploring 60 years of John D. Rockefeller III’s legacy and what it means in Asia, for U.S.-Asia relationships and globally


Grantee: Asian Coalition for Housing Rights

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Amount: $89,000

Purpose: In a support of a study to evaluate and reflect on the state of community finance in Asia in order to identify and frame strategic opportunities to strengthen community finance opportunities


Grantee: Aspen Institute

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $50,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of its Spotlight Health convening to be held in Aspen, Colorado, June 2015


Grantee: Aspen Institute

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $400,000

Purpose: For use by its Aspen Forum for Community Solutions toward the costs of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, an employer-led coalition committed to creating employment pathways for young people in the U.S.


Grantee: Atlantic Monthly Group, Inc.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of organizing a summit to examine resilience across the United States’ Gulf of Mexico region, 10 years after Hurricane Katrina, to be held in New Orleans, August 2015


Grantee: B Team

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of influencing the transition to an inclusive and resilient economy through its “100% Human at Work,” “Net-Zero by 2050,” and “Strategic Influencing” initiatives


Grantee: Berkeley Lab Foundation

Location: Oakland, California

Amount: $100,000

Purpose: For use by its Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in support of identifying high-potential technology innovations for reducing the cost of solar electricity, and developing affordable energy-efficient appliances


Grantee: Big Future Group

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $125,000

Purpose: For use by Atema Architecture toward the costs of research and development for its project Street Creeks, an innovative, hybrid storm-water management system aimed at reducing flooding and combined sewage overflows


Grantee: Blue State Digital

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $300,000

Purpose: In support of developing a digital strategy and prototype to connect and scale The Rockefeller Foundation’s resilience portfolio and community to support the goal of building a field of resilience


Grantee: BRAC USA

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: In support of providing subsidized financial services to poor and informally employed communities in Sierra Leone and Liberia in an effort to build resilience to the Ebola epidemic, and to strengthen internal capacity to deliver services in periods of crisis


Grantee: Bridgespan Group

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Amount: $300,000

Purpose: In support of a project to build the innovation capacity of Social Innovation Labs in the Global South and enable the labs to accelerate the development of innovative solutions to problems faced by poor and vulnerable people


Grantee: Bridgespan Group

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of creating a collaborative network to develop tools and approaches to address the challenge of reaching transformative scale in the social sector


Grantee: Brookings Institution

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: In support of providing research staff and convening capacity for its new Centennial Scholar to facilitate new modes of interdisciplinary learning


Grantee: Brooklyn College, City University of New York

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: In support of organizational capacity building for the Science and Resilience Institute at Jamaica Bay to generate necessary knowledge to inform decision making around the revitalization of Jamaica Bay


Grantee: BSR

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $450,000

Purpose: In support of generating and developing collaborative ideas to promote inclusive economic growth, resilience and other sustainable development efforts, including support for its annual conference and a resilience-focused side event


Grantee: BSR

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $157,000

Purpose: In support of a convening to be held at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy, September 2015, leading to a set of recommendations on the structure and scope of an impact sourcing corporate network that supports companies to adopt and scale impact sourcing


Grantee: Burness Communications

Location: Bethesda, Maryland

Amount: $75,000

Purpose: In support of enhancing the reach, influence and quality of communications related to The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center’s Resident Fellows’ projects and the work taking place at the Center more collectively so as to extend the benefits of knowledge generated there to wider audiences


Grantee: BusinessMinds BV

Location: Leiden, Netherlands

Amount: $350,400

Purpose: In support of developing tools that will assist projects working toward global resilience solutions to deliver and measure positive impacts for people in communities affected by acute shocks and chronic stresses


Grantee: California Environmental Associates

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $669,900

Purpose: In support of developing strategies for alleviating multi-sector competition for fresh water in order to secure water for ecosystems and for the poor and vulnerable people who depend on clean reliable flows of fresh water


Grantee: Cape Town Call Centre Development Association

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of consolidating its position as a national industry association and associated projects to expand understanding, engagement and adoption of Impact Sourcing among its members and the broader Business Process Outsourcing community in South Africa, in order to expand opportunities for Impact Sourcing jobs for disadvantaged youth


Grantee: Center for American Progress

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $900,000

Purpose: In support of developing new analytics and concrete policy proposals to ensure that economic inclusion is at the center of the U.S. public policy debate


Grantee: Center for Disaster Philanthropy

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: In support of developing philanthropic partnerships for jurisdictions participating in the National Disaster Resilience Competition


Grantee: Center for Effective Philanthropy

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amount: $400,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess and improve their effectiveness and impact


Grantee: Center for Effective Philanthropy

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to provide data and create insight so philanthropic funders can better define, assess and improve their effectiveness and impact


Grantee: Center for Global Development

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of a project to conduct a non-partisan analysis, propose policy reforms and convene leaders, policymakers, investors, researchers, and other actors to boost energy generation and access in Sub-Saharan Africa


Grantee: Center for Global Development

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $700,997

Purpose: In support of research and planning activities necessary to establish the Forest Foundation Fund, a performance-based deforestation incentive


Grantee: Center for Global Enterprise

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $450,000

Purpose: In support of advancing management resilience and employment in African “Platform” businesses by providing business and management learning opportunities


Grantee: Ceres

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: In support of developing guidance for investors on how to integrate water risks into their decision-making practices in an effort to encourage the stewardship of water resources by large companies


Grantee: Cities of Service

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $1,300,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of piloting Resilience AmeriCorps, a program to address social and environmental resilience challenges in Ten U.S. Cities


Grantee: Citiscope

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Amount: $300,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of developing editorial coverage of the run-up to the Habitat III conference, with a focus on how cities are innovating to build resilience


Organization: Climate Bonds Initiative

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $510,000

Purpose: In support of developing demonstration projects to promote the use of financial aggregation solutions for green projects in developing countries


Grantee: Climate Bonds Initiative

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $300,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of developing definitions and standards that verify the green credentials of a bond and encourage investment in climate change adaptation and mitigation


Grantee: Climate Policy Initiative, Inc.

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $350,324

Purpose: For use by its Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance in support of implementing a new climate resilience work stream to leverage innovative sources of capital that benefit poor and vulnerable populations


Grantee: Climate Policy Initiative, Inc.

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $499,809

Purpose: In support of the analysis, development, and deployment of a new investment vehicle to provide low-cost capital for renewable energy projects


Grantee: Climate Policy Initiative, Inc.

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $499,809

Purpose: In support of the analysis, development, and deployment of a new investment vehicle to provide low-cost capital for renewable energy projects


Grantee: Clinton Global Initiative

Location: New York, NY

Amount: $550,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of its 2015 Clinton Global Initiative Annual meeting, to catalyze global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to global challenges


Grantee: Community Voices Heard

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $100,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of expanding participatory budgeting across 27 districts in New York City for the 2015-2016 budgeting cycle


Grantee: Connecting Organizations for Regional Disease Surveillance

Location: Lyon, France

Amount: $2,502,476

Purpose: In support of planning activities to establish a West African Disease Surveillance Network in the wake of the Ebola crisis


Grantee: Council on Foreign Relations

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $99,245

Purpose: In support of producing a series of policy briefing papers and roundtable discussions on Universal Health Coverage and on how and where it fits within the post-2015 development agenda


Grantee: Council on Foundations

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Amount: $165,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to provide the opportunity, leadership and tools needed by philanthropic organizations to expand, enhance and sustain their ability to advance the common good


Grantee: Curatio International Foundation

Location: Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: For use as the Health Systems Global secretariat toward the costs of organizing the Fourth Health Systems Symposium and consolidating the sustainability of Health Systems Global


Grantee: Dalberg Consulting – U.S., LLC

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $496,000

Purpose: For use by its Design Impact Group in support of research and rapid prototyping of innovative livelihood interventions that address human behavioral incentives driving overfishing in Chile and Indonesia


Grantee: Dalberg Consulting – U.S., LLC

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $572,675

Purpose: In support of a project to accelerate rural energy access in East Africa, including developing a strategy and operational plan and partnerships between key donors, government and other public and private sector agencies


Grantee: Dalberg Consulting – U.S., LLC

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $598,000

Purpose: In support of a research and landscape assessment that identifies potential opportunities for the field of planetary health to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable people


Grantee: Dalberg Consulting – U.S., LLC

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $298,000

Purpose: In support of conducting research to identify global problems and opportunities, and assess their urgency, degree of dynamism and potential for innovative intervention


Grantee: Dalberg Development Advisors Private Limited

Location: Mumbai, India

Amount: $517,382

Purpose: In support of a project to provide
monitoring and knowledge integration services on progress towards outcomes and impacts of the Foundation’s Smart Power for Rural Development Initiative, to foster learning, accountability and performance improvements in the initiative, among its grantees, and in the fields of rural electrification, market-based solutions for development, philanthropy and evaluation


Grantee: Dalberg Global Development Advisors Kenya Ltd.

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Amount: $50,000

Purpose: In support of a pre-summit conference in preparation for the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in order to broaden participation, including a workshop on lessening food waste and spoilage, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, July 2015


Grantee: Dalberg Research

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: In support of producing early-stage research products that will enhance the strategic knowledge base of the international development community on emerging and changing problems affecting the poor and vulnerable


Grantee: DataKind

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $280,000

Purpose: In support of providing a detailed understanding of how data can most effectively be leveraged for Global Resilience Partnership objectives, and working with Global Resilience Challenge team winners to identify their highest impact data analytics solutions


Grantee: Deloitte Consulting

Location: Los Angeles, California

Amount: $738,000

Purpose: In support of conducting and disseminating research and analysis of several prototype approaches to determining if and how the health of poor or vulnerable people who work in the informal sector could be positively impacted at scale


Grantee: Deloitte Consulting

Location: Los Angeles, California

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: In support of developing a resource for social sector leaders and grant makers on how to meaningfully engage the private sector as a key stakeholder in a network of actors working to address complex social challenges


Grantee: Deloitte Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Amount: $746,570

Purpose: In support of developing strategies and implementation plans for reducing post-harvest food loss in sub-Saharan Africa


Grantee: Deloitte Consulting (Pty) Ltd

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Amount: $530,290

Purpose: In support of developing strategies to connect disadvantaged and unemployed youth to jobs across several high-potential geographies and business sectors within Africa


Grantee: Duke University

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Amount: $56,126

Purpose: For use by its Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions toward the costs of developing a policy blueprint outlining the series of sequential reforms needed to transition two water basins in central Nevada to a water rights system designed to resolve competition for fresh water


Grantee: Duke University

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Amount: $399,985

Purpose: For use by its Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions toward the costs of developing a global blueprint for allocating and managing water sustainably


Grantee: Edelman

Location: New York, NY

Amount: $350,000

Purpose: In support of raising awareness about impact sourcing and developing a coalition of companies committed to this inclusive business practice that employs high potential but disadvantaged youth, impacting them, their families and communities


Grantee: Elevate Consulting & Communications, LLC

Location: Portland, Oregon

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: In support of establishing the Northeast Infrastructure Accelerator and designing an infrastructure investment model for states and regions to understand the savings associated with adopting a resilient water infrastructure


Grantee: Elton John AIDS Foundation, Inc.

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to beat HIV/AIDS through grant-making, advocacy, and communications programs


Grantee: Environmental Defense Fund

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $396,390

Purpose: In support of developing a mechanism that leverages supply chain demand for more efficient freshwater allocation, use and transfer across multiple sectors and users, especially poor or vulnerable populations in Mexico and the United States


Grantee: Environmental Grantmakers Association

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $35,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to work with members and partners to promote effective environmental philanthropy by sharing knowledge, fostering debate, cultivating leadership, facilitating collaboration, and catalyzing action


Grantee: Femmes Africa Solidarite

Location: Geneva 11, Switzerland

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: In support of an advocacy action plan to foster the implementation of the African Union’s gender commitments for the 2015 Year of the Woman initiative


Grantee: Food and Agriculture Organization

Location: Rome, Italy

Amount: $649,298

Purpose: In support of providing technical assistance to the African Union in the development of policies and strategies for country-specific plans to reduce post-harvest food loss


Grantee: Foundation Center

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of the Foundation Center 2020 Investment Plan, an effort to build the future of philanthropy by undertaking a series of enterprise level data and technology projects while creating a new generation of products and services for the field


Grantee: Foundation Center

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $300,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to strengthen the social sector by advancing knowledge about philanthropy in the U.S. and around the world


Grantee: Foundation for Louisiana

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Amount: $315,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of a project to ensure the sustainability of the Louisiana Delta by applying the Resilience by Design methodology to a collaborative planning process with coastal communities


Grantee: Freshwater Trust

Location: Portland, Oregon

Amount: $350,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of developing a water use budget and allocation mechanism that informs recommendations on how to guide equitable resource allocations of freshwater across multiple sectors of demand, especially poor or vulnerable populations in California


Grantee: Friends of the British Council

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: In support of a project by the British Council to train and place high potential but disadvantaged youth in the Business Processing Outsourcing sector in Ghana, in particular the Accra BPO Center


Grantee: FSG

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of its Shared Value Initiative, including creating two case studies based on the Foundation’s work that exemplify shared value and the impact that can be achieved through cross-sectoral partnerships


Grantee: FSG

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Amount: $600,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, an employer-led coalition committed to creating employment pathways for young people in the U.S.


Grantee: FSG

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: In support of conducting a study to identify which demand driven training models have the strongest potential for scale and the best outcomes for connecting high potential but disadvantaged youth to digital jobs


Grantee: Fund for the City of New York

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $244,000

Purpose: For use by its project, Zakti, toward the costs of implementing a prize that will yield solutions for the Foundation’s Smart Power for Rural Development initiative, and to conduct research and produce a public report about the effectiveness of applying open innovation and prize challenge methodologies to large-scale problems, such as energy poverty and nutrition, experienced by poor and vulnerable people


Grantee: Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo

Location: Ecatepec, Mexico

Amount: $63,200

Purpose: In support of conducting outreach and selecting Latin American artists as candidates for one-month residencies at The Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center in Italy


Grantee: Fuzu

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of scaling up a job matching platform to connect high potential but disadvantaged youth in Kenya to digital jobs


Grantee: Georgetown University

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: For use by its Georgetown Climate Center in support of legal and policy assistance for the National Disaster Resilience Competition based in part on lessons learned from Rebuild by Design


Grantee: Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $1,461,000

Purpose: In support of an initiative to provide subsidized tickets to the Broadway show “Hamilton” for underprivileged high school students from New York City public schools and to create and distribute accompanying educational materials that integrate theatrical performance and the study of American history


Grantee: The Global Development Incubator

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $220,000

Purpose: For use by its Initiative for Smallholder Finance in support of exploring the feasibility of an alternative, technology-driven financing mechanism to provide low-cost supply chain financing as an incentive for meeting environmental, labor and safety standards


Grantee: Global Feedback Limited

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $501,040

Purpose: Toward the costs of organizing city-based events to raise awareness about the problem of food waste and to present supply chain research, promising solutions, and best practices in food waste reduction


Grantee: Global Health Strategies

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $399,611

Purpose: In support of conducting communications and influence activities to advance Universal Health Coverage globally


Grantee: Global Health Strategies

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $84,996

Purpose: In support of conducting communications and influence activities to advance Universal Health Coverage globally


Grantee: Global Knowledge Initiative

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $150,048

Purpose: In support of testing, refining, and launching the Assessing Innovation Potential Toolkit for use in the social sector


Grantee: Global Knowledge Initiative

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $279,992

Purpose: In support of promoting the use of scanning insights to strengthen social sector decision making


Grantee: Global Minimum

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amount: $50,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to foster a generation of young innovators and leaders who tackle challenges affecting their communities through critical thinking and hands on learning


Grantee: Global Partnerships

Location: Seattle, Washington

Amount: $3,000,000

Purpose: As a Program-Related Investment to support the expansion of social enterprises, microfinance institutions and other non-bank finance institutions lending to social enterprises and cooperatives that work with base of the pyramid populations in Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa


Grantee: Global Strategy Group, LLC

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: In support of conducting an education and advocacy campaign around Bus Rapid Transit in Chicago and New York City


Grantee: GlobalAgRisk, Inc.

Location: Lexington, Kentucky

Amount: $700,000

Purpose: In support of designing a Financial Disaster Risk Management solution to support disaster recovery lending via Microfinance Investment Vehicles and Microfinance Networks


Grantee: Guardian News and Media Ltd

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $151,850

Purpose: In support of generating and sharing insights from diverse, global journalists and editors around social and environmental themes and issues that may impact poor and vulnerable people in years that lie ahead


Grantee: GuideStar USA, Inc.

Location: Williamsburg, Virginia

Amount: $90,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to revolutionize philanthropy and nonprofit practice by providing information that advances transparency in the philanthropic sector, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving


Grantee: Milumbe Haimbe

Location: Kabulonga, Zambia

Amount: $30,000

Purpose: In support of a Bellagio Creative Arts Fellowship, to pursue a new, in-depth visual arts project and build connections with a global interdisciplinary community of residents in a two-month stay at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy and to receive post-residency publicity through the creation and dissemination of an artist publication


Grantee: Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

Amount: $3,000,000

Purpose: In support of scaling a demand-driven model for training high potential but disadvantaged youth, and placing them in digital jobs in the retail, business process outsourcing and financial services sectors in South Africa


Grantee: Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amount: $125,000

Purpose: For use by its Global Health Institute in collaboration with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in support of holding a convening and producing a report to examine weaknesses in the global health system exposed by the Ebola epidemic in an effort to improve global responses to future health crises


Grantee: Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amount: $299,297

Purpose: For use by its School of Public Health in support of developing, testing and deepening the conceptualization of Resilient Health Systems in West Africa in the wake of the Ebola crisis


Grantee: Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amount: $3,911,050

Purpose: For use by its Center for the Environment in support of activities to launch a new field of “Planetary Health” in order to yield better solutions to health challenges in the 21st century


Grantee: Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amount: $3,911,050

Purpose: For use by its Center for the Environment in support of activities to launch a new field of “Planetary Health” in order to yield better solutions to health challenges in the 21st century


Grantee: Harvard University

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amount: $100,000

Purpose: For use by its Ministerial Leadership in Health initiative, within the School of Public Health and the Kennedy School of Government, in support of highlighting Universal Health Coverage as a central focus of the 2016 annual Ministerial Roundtable meetings


Grantee: Hattaway Communications, Inc.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $350,000

Purpose: In support of developing and implementing a communications strategy to catalyze innovation and innovation capacity building in the social sector to improve the lives of poor and vulnerable people around the world


Grantee: HR&A Advisors

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $2,350,000

Purpose: In support of developing a curriculum and providing technical assistance to build the capacity of eligible applicants to develop resilience projects and programs as part of the National Disaster Resilience Competition


Grantee: HR&A Advisors

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $469,000

Purpose: In support of Resilience Academies for the Resilience AmeriCorps VISTAs program, as well as the development of an updated online curriculum for The Resilience Age website


Grantee: IDEO LP

Location: Palo Alto, California

Amount: $819,100

Purpose: In support of creating and running a “Bootcamp” to help city leaders apply design thinking in order to transform once dormant civic spaces into thriving neighborhood assets that benefit local communities, especially poor and vulnerable people


Grantee: IDEO.org

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $1,005,931

Purpose: In support of the fourth iteration of the Amplify Challenge – an ideas competition that will solicit innovative approaches for building resilience to climate change in urban slum communities across the Sahel and Southeast Asia


Grantee: IDEO.org

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $640,000

Purpose: In support of developing and prototyping a strategy to build innovation capacity in organizations that serve poor and vulnerable populations, including Rockefeller Foundation grantees and partners


Grantee: Ideas42

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: In support of executing a “behavior change” themed month at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy, July 2016 and collecting and disseminating resulting knowledge assets


Grantee: Ideas42

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $170,000

Purpose: In support of identifying behaviorally-informed, innovative interventions and contextual risks to improve strategy development and adaptive planning for maximum social impact


Grantee: Impact Investment Shujog Limited

Location: Singapore

Amount: $350,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of the development and launch of the Women’s Livelihood Bond, a replicable social mission bond designed to raise capital to promote economic inclusion and resilience for poor and vulnerable women in South and Southeast Asia


Grantee: impactXdesign, LLC

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $170,000

Purpose: In support of a comprehensive study on the role of personal health technologies in advancing health for the urban working poor


Grantee: impactXdesign, LLC

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $170,000

Purpose: In support of using crowd intelligence to test hypotheses, surface innovations, and engage diverse voices in order to generate solutions for social impact networks


Grantee: Incandescent, LLC

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $3,988,000

Purpose: In support of developing strategies to test impact hiring solutions that improve and create employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth in the United States


Grantee: Independent Sector

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $75,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to advance the common good by leading, strengthening and mobilizing the nonprofit community


Grantee: Indian Grameen Services

Location: Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Amount: $32,234

Purpose: Toward the costs of launching two pilot mini-grids to serve households and businesses in rural Bihar using direct current-based technology


Grantee: Indiana University

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Amount: $53,965

Purpose: For use by its Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in support of documenting the Ministry of Health, Rwanda’s Universal Health Coverage reforms


Grantee: Initiative for a Competitive Inner City

Location: Roxbury, Massachusetts

Amount: $175,000

Purpose: In support of surfacing new learnings on urban food resilience in order to identify best practices in food system efficiency and resilience, and develop a set of recommendations for city leaders


Grantee: Innovate-Educate

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: In support of its 2015 Close It Summit and #YouthHire initiative, which seeks to connect disadvantaged youth in Albuquerque, New Mexico to employment and training opportunities


Grantee: Innovative Finance Foundation

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Amount: $550,000

Purpose: In support of the creation and launch of UNITLIFE, a new global innovative financing mechanism to fight chronic malnutrition using revenue from micro-levies on natural resources, with an initial focus on Africa


Grantee: Institute for Social and Environmental Transition-International

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Amount: $249,728

Purpose: In support of implementing innovative rebuilding approaches in areas most devastated by the Gorkha earthquake by using key levers such as remittance flows to enable communities to realize a lasting resilience dividend


Grantee: The Institute for Transformative Technologies, Inc.

Location: Oakland, California

Amount: $3,000,000

Purpose: In support of developing and deploying a pipeline of high-potential technology innovations to address social and environmental problems facing poor and vulnerable people in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa


Grantee: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: 75,000

Purpose: For use by its project, the Natural Capital Coalition, in support of strengthening the natural capital community by standardizing a framework for businesses to measure and value their direct and indirect impacts and dependencies on natural resources


Grantee: Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $700,000

Purpose: For use by its project, the Natural Capital Coalition, in support of strengthening the natural capital community by standardizing a framework for businesses to measure and value their direct and indirect impacts and dependencies on natural resources


Grantee: Institute of International Education

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $1,653,691

Purpose: In support of administering several activities and programs at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy: the semi-annual competitions for Bellagio residents, the Bellagio Travel and Learning Fund, and outreach activities


Grantee: Intellecap Advisory Services Private Limited

Location: Andhra Pradesh, India

Amount: $160,000

Purpose: In support of producing research products that will enhance the strategic knowledge base of the international development community on topics related to poverty reduction in the Global South


Grantee: InterAction

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $75,210

Purpose: In support of outreach activities to enable global social sector leaders and their organizations to make effective use of the Residency and Conference programs at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, thereby developing social sector leadership and catalyzing more effective action towards social impact


Grantee: International Civil Society Centre

Location: Berlin, Germany

Amount: $300,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of launching an inaugural global horizon scanning network of international NGOs


Grantee: International Institute for Environment and Development

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $50,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of organizing the “Tenth International Conference on Community-Based Adaptation: Enhancing Urban Community Resilience,” to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, April 2016


Grantee: International Union for Conservation of Nature – United States

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $394,272

Purpose: In support of developing a business model for a mechanism to foster investment in watershed services, in order to reduce competition for freshwater and benefit local people and landscapes in Africa.


Grantee: Emily Jacir

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Amount: $30,000

Purpose: In support of a Bellagio Creative Arts Fellowship, to pursue a new, in-depth visual arts project and build connections with a global interdisciplinary community of residents in a two-month stay at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy and to receive post-residency publicity through the creation and dissemination of an artist publication


Grantee: Jazz at Lincoln Center

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of expanding its “Jazz for Young People: The Resilient Cities Tour” in New York City and scaling the program to additional cities globally in an effort to inform students about jazz and its musical, historical and cultural impact on building resilient communities


Grantee: Khoj International Artists Association

Location: New Delhi, India

Amount: $62,495

Purpose: In support of conducting outreach and selecting Asian artists for one-month residencies at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy


Grantee: Knack.it Corp.

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: In support of a project to demonstrate innovative job-matching technology and connect disadvantaged youth to jobs in the United States, South Africa, and India


Grantee: Kounkuey Design Initiative

Location: Los Angeles, California

Amount: $50,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to use participatory planning and design to help impoverished communities envision and implement lasting change


Grantee: KPMG East Africa

Location: Port Louis, Mauritius

Amount: $18,765,000

Purpose: In support of mobilizing global and regional operational functions for the Global Resilience Partnership in order to achieve its objectives of surfacing locally driven, high-impact innovative solutions to empower people in the Sahel, Horn of Africa, South and Southeast Asia to increase their resilience


Grantee: Kyne Communications

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: In support of a convening on public health communication in the 21st Century to be held at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy, October 2015


Grantee: Suzanne Lacy

Location Marina del Rey, California

Amount: $30,000

Purpose: In support of a Bellagio Creative Arts Fellowship, to pursue a new, in-depth visual arts project and build connections with a global interdisciplinary community of residents in a two-month stay at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy and to receive post-residency publicity through the creation and dissemination of an artist publication


Grantee: Last Mile Health

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Amount: $904,876

Purpose: Toward the costs of collaborating with the Liberian government to develop a national strategic plan for a community health workforce as an integral part of their efforts to build resilience within the country’s health system


Grantee: LeadersUp

Location: Seattle, Washington

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of its “The Future at Work: Building a Competitive Economy” initiative, an effort to expand employer talent pipelines in Los Angeles and Chicago to include more disadvantaged young people


Grantee: Livity Africa

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Amount: $350,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of scaling up its Digify training program and launching “Digify Bytes” to train high potential but disadvantaged youth in South Africa in digital publishing and marketing skills and link them to jobs in the growing digital publishing sector in South Africa


Grantee: London School of Economics and Political Science

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $893,348

Purpose: For use by its International Growth Centre toward the costs of collaborating with the government of Sierra Leone to develop a national strategic plan for a community health workforce as an integral part of their efforts to build resilience within the country’s health system in the wake of the Ebola crisis


Grantee: Management Sciences for Health

Location: Medford, Massachusetts

Amount: $149,218

Purpose: In support of establishing an international collaborative to promote the institutionalization of Universal Health Coverage within the global health agenda in the post-2015 development agenda


Grantee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: For use by its Sloan School of Management’s Initiative on the Digital Economy, in support of running an Inclusive Innovation Competition, designed to uncover innovations that can improve economic opportunities for low-income workers


Grantee: Mathematica Policy Research

Location: Princeton, New Jersey

Amount: $300,000

Purpose: For use by its Center for International Policy and Program Evaluation in support of producing two case studies and conducting a final evaluation of the Foundation’s Transforming Health Systems initiative


Grantee: Matter Solutions Ltd.

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $373,908

Purpose: In support of convening a high-profile workshop in order to accelerate the ability of the social sector to utilize innovative tools that strengthen social impact


Grantee: Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $1,200,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of planning and evaluating the City of New York’s “Health Access for All” program, a demonstration project to test the provision of health care access to low-income adults who are ineligible for public health insurance


Grantee: McKinsey and Company Africa (Pty) Ltd

Location: Sandton, South Africa

Amount: $550,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of designing the Financial Inclusion Funding Facility, an effort to spur financial inclusion across Africa, by coordinating investments and technical assistance by commercial institutions, philanthropic organizations, governments and development aid agencies


Grantee: Mercy Corps

Location: Portland, Oregon

Amount: $300,000

Purpose: For use by its Indonesia office toward the costs of organizing a final learning event in 2016 that will enable partners to collectively reflect on learnings from the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) initiative, strengthen the network, and celebrate its achievements while highlighting new directions for the Foundation’s resilience work.


Grantee: Miami City Ballet

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Amount: $50,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of producing a newly reimagined production of “George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream” as the cornerstone production of its 30th Anniversary Season


Grantee: Millennial Trains Project

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $100,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of integrating themes of resilience and inclusive economies into its 2016 cross-country, rail journeys through the use of storytelling, mentorship, site visits and roundtable discussions


Grantee: Mission Hub

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $30,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of developing and delivering programming for the Social Capital Markets Conference 2015, specifically around the conference’s theme of “Financial Inclusion”


Grantee: Municipal Art Society of New York

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $25,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of awarding its 2015 Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Medal


Grantee: Municipal Art Society of New York

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $650,000

Purpose: In support of coordinating the award competition for The Rockefeller Foundation-sponsored 2016 Jane Jacobs Medal to be presented at Habitat III in Quito, Ecuador and other complementary public programs


 

Grantee: Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Amount: $101,550

Purpose: In support of bringing arts programming to Brooklyn’s public housing communities through its Public Exchange Series


Grantee: National Alliance of Media Arts Centers, Inc

Location: Oakland, California

Amount: $232,000

Purpose: In support of launching HatchLabs, a series of workshops to activate and support issue-focused cohorts of cross-sector organizations and artists to build storytelling capacity among groups of high-performing nonprofit organizations


Grantee: National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to promote philanthropy that serves the public good, is responsive to people and communities with the least wealth and opportunity, and is held accountable to the highest standards of integrity and openness


Grantee: Nature Conservancy

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Amount: $399,460

Purpose: In support of developing a mechanism to enable the reallocation of water rights for the benefit of freshwater ecosystems and river-dependent communities in the Americas


Grantee: Nature Conservancy

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Amount: $400,000

Purpose: In support of developing the Community Water Trust concept for the benefit of freshwater ecosystems and river-dependent communities in Texas and Chile


Grantee: Nesta

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of developing an online learning program in partnership with The Open University, which will serve to build the skills of development practitioners to innovate solutions that address the needs of poor and vulnerable people


Grantee: The New School

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $25,000

Purpose: In support of producing an online publication of the proceedings of the symposium on “The École Libre and its Legacy” to be held in Paris, France, October 2016

 


Grantee: New Venture Fund

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: For use by its R3ADY Asia-Pacific project toward the costs of an effort to help the tourism economy in Phuket, Thailand respond to disasters and build resilience


Grantee: New Venture Fund

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $300,000

Purpose: For use by its Colorado River Sustainability Campaign toward the costs of developing three coordinated projects to advance sustainable water management in the Lower Colorado River Basin


Grantee: New World Symphony

Location: Miami Beach, Florida

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of continuing its “New World Connect” program, a sustainable, virtual music education community for middle and high school students


Grantee: New York City Ballet

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $65,000

Purpose: In support of its free IDNYC membership program that provides New Yorkers of diverse backgrounds with access to the full range of New York City Ballet’s programming


Grantee: New York Public Radio

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $400,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of radio programming and complementary online materials focused on resilience, both in the greater New York area and nationally, and providing ongoing training to other public radio stations on how to report stories with a resilience framework


Grantee: New York Times Company

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $25,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of its 2nd annual “Food for Tomorrow” conference, to be held October 2015


Grantee: New York Times Company

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of its annual Cities of Tomorrow conference series, in order to elevate the discussion regarding the crucial need for resilient and inclusive cities


Grantee: New York University

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $1,400,000

Purpose: For use by the Institute of Knowledge in support of its Resilient Cities by Design project, which will partner with members of the 100 Resilient Cities network to orchestrate processes and competitions based on the Rebuild by Design model


Grantee: Nonprofit Finance Fund

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $100,000

Purpose: In support of a collaboration with the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco to publish and disseminate a book exploring outcomes-based funding as a way of maximizing limited resources to promote a more inclusive and resilient society


Grantee: Overseas Development Institute

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: In support of producing research products that will enhance the knowledge base related to resilience thought and action for a global audience


Grantee: Pamiga Finance

Location: Paris, France

Amount: $1,500,000

Purpose: As a Program-Related Investment to support the general expansion of microfinance institutions and other non-bank finance institutions lending to base of the pyramid populations in rural Africa, by facilitating microloans financing access to solar energy and water as well as female entrepreneurs in rural Africa


Grantee: Pennsylvania State University

Location: University Park, Pennsylvania

Amount: $167,676

Purpose: For use by its Department of Anthropology and Center for Human Evolution and Diversity in support of providing technological support to students participating in the “Finding Your Roots: Using Personalized Genetics and Genealogy Approach to Foster Interest and Participation in the Health Sciences in Middle School-aged Youth” summer camps


Grantee: PolicyLink

Location: Oakland, California

Amount: $75,000

Purpose: In support of the 2015 Equity Summit that will bring together over 2,500 leaders, advocates and young people from across the U.S. to strengthen, expand and diversify the equity movement, to be held in Los Angeles, October 2015


Grantee: Practical Action

Location: Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom

Amount: $225,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of a collaborative research project with Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing to identify key barriers and opportunities for poor or vulnerable workers to use technology innovations for greater economic inclusion


Grantee: Premise Data Corporation

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $400,000

Purpose: In support of generating data-driven
insights that assist in rapidly testing hypotheses and/or intervention components and surfacing real-time, targeted emerging opportunities and risks in the external context that can be factored into strategic planning for greater social impact.


Grantee: PRI Association

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $399,840

Purpose: Toward the costs of promoting the systematic and transparent incorporation of environmental, social and governance factors into credit ratings in order to develop a more economically efficient and socially sustainable system


Grantee: ProjectArt

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $25,000

Purpose: In support of expanding its free after-school arts programming to at-risk inner city youth in four New York City public library branches for the 2015-2016 school year


Grantee: Public Health Foundation of India

Location: Haryana, India

Amount: $100,796

Purpose: In support of mobilizing thought leadership in India on the development and finalization of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals for health


Grantee: Publisez, Inc.

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Amount: $447,500

Purpose: In support of communications efforts for the financing mechanisms supported by The Rockefeller Foundation’s innovative finance “Zero Gap” portfolio to increase the likelihood of market adoption by raising awareness among key stakeholders about how innovative finance can be harnessed to drive private sector capital toward achieving critical social and environmental outcomes


Grantee: Purpose Global LLC

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $222,500

Purpose: In support of research and the creation of research tools that enable the identification of opportunities to benefit poor and vulnerable people via the mobilization of public and private enterprises


Grantee: PYXERA Global Inc.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $6,000,000

Purpose: In support of reducing post-harvest food loss and improving the lives of smallholder farmers and other vulnerable people in the Nigerian tomato value chain


Grantee: Redstone Strategy Group

Location: Boulder, Colorado

Amount: $297,040

Purpose: In support of producing a signature publication and supplementary materials that document and communicate key lessons from The Rockefeller Foundation’s influence management and monitoring approach with additional influence research to inform and benefit the field of philanthropy


Grantee: re: focus partners, LLC

Location: La Jolla, California

Amount: $800,000

Purpose: In support of developing a new financial instrument to raise capital for resilient infrastructure projects in vulnerable communities in the U.S.


Grantee: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership

Location: Vienna, Austria

Amount: $392,894

Purpose: In support of a project to produce a series of knowledge publications and facilitate related roundtables to disseminate best practices and insights based on Smart Power Rural Development’s work in India on implementing mini-grids in rural communities and using the mini-grid model to spur global economic development through energy access


Grantee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $3,500,000

Purpose: For use by its Institute for State and Local Governance in support of continuing its Equality Indicators project in New York City with additional focus on improving disparities in health and justice, and of expanding the framework to five other cities across the country through either technical or implementation assistance


Grantee: Research Foundation of the City University of New York

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $400,000

Purpose: For use by its Institute for State and Local Governance toward the costs of refining and disseminating a series of indicators measuring equality in New York City


Grantee: Resolve

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $230,000

Purpose: For use by its Water Funder Initiative toward the costs of developing four to five priority initiatives that are part of a broader solution set for water crises impacting communities and freshwater ecosystems across the U.S. West


Grantee: Results for Development

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $399,775

Purpose: In support of a research and landscape assessment that synthesizes forward-looking knowledge on pressing problems and dynamic opportunities in the lives of poor or vulnerable populations


Grantee: RF Binder Partners

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of a series of in-person and online discussions featuring leaders in business, the arts, politics, sciences, humanities, and philanthropy centered on sharing world-changing ideas, raising challenging issues and inspiring thought to action across the globe

 


Grantee: Right Management Inc.

Location: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Amount: $310,000

Purpose: In support of a project to test the potential of a staffing agency model for providing employment to disadvantaged young people in the U.S.


Grantee: Rockefeller Foundation Donations

Location: United States

Amount: $1,700,000

Purpose: To facilitate Rockefeller Foundation donations to charitable organizations through its Matching Gift Program and other similar programs, as well as membership contributions to philanthropic sector organizations


Grantee: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: For use by its USArtPartners toward the costs of its mission to build social cohesion and address community challenges by way of art


Grantee: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $300,000

Purpose: For use by its Fund for Shared Insight toward the costs of its efforts to improve philanthropy by increasing openness in foundations and capturing and sharing cross-cutting learning across foundations, grantees and their beneficiaries


Grantee: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: For use by its Infrastructure to Support Inclusive Hiring toward the costs of an effort to work collaboratively with human resource practitioners and local, state and national partners to advance inclusive hiring practices in the U.S. for those facing the greatest barriers to employment


Organization: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $35,000,000

Purpose: For use by 100 Resilient Cities toward the costs of its global mission to build cities’ capacity to maintain and recover critical functions in the face of shocks and stresses


Grantee: Royal Institute of International Affairs

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: For use by its Centre on Global Health Security in support of planning activities to establish a West African Disease Surveillance Network in the wake of the Ebola crisis


Grantee: Royal Institute of International Affairs

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $360,070

Purpose: For use by its Centre on Global Health Security in support of the planning process for the development of a West African Disease Surveillance Network


Grantee: Royal Institute of International Affairs

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $150,469

Purpose: For use by its newly created Universal Health Coverage (UHC) Policy Forum toward the costs of providing strategic political advocacy advice on UHC and positioning UHC within the post-2015 development agenda


Grantee: RTI International

Location: Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

Amount: $350,000

Purpose: In support of monitoring and learning activities related to the Foundation’s YieldWise initiative and its grantees and partners, in order to benefit the field of agriculture at large and more specifically small-holder farmer households


Grantee: Sal Forest Co. Ltd.

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Amount: $80,000

Purpose: In support of research to develop a case study for promoting financial incentives to encourage organic farming in Thailand in order to improve the livelihoods and economic returns of smallholder farmers


Grantee: Sambodhi Research and Communications Private Limited

Location: Uttar Pradesh, India

Amount: $460,000

Purpose: In support of a project to conduct an impact evaluation of the Foundation’s Smart Power for Rural Development (SPRD) initiative in India and assess the extent to which the initiative is positively impacting the lives of people and spurring economic growth in rural communities in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh


Grantee: Samhita Social Ventures Private Limited

Location: Mumbai, India

Amount: $253,058

Purpose: In support of a project to develop guidelines for implementing India’s new Corporate Social Responsibility Mandate through building collaborative platforms to address strategic social and development challenges and testing the feasibility for such platforms in the energy access and rural enterprise promotion sector


Grantee: Shack/Slum Dwellers International

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: In support of a project to further advance its learning, monitoring and evaluation system and to present and promote work that demonstrates inclusive economies and resilience in an urban context at Habitat III, the UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development, to be held in Quito, Ecuador, October 2016


Grantee: Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation

Location: New Delhi, India

Amount: $1,047,013

Purpose: in support of informing strong policy outcomes and providing policy, regulatory and utility planning solutions to accelerate energy access through the Smart Power model, which creates decentralized renewable energy power plants in India and provides accelerated energy access for both home lighting and productive uses to rural consumers who currently do not have access to an effective national grid


Grantee: Shellcatch, Inc.

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $75,000

Purpose: In support of scaling a system for tracing the authenticity of seafood origins and species in order to improve the commercial viability of small-scale fishers in Chile and Mexico


Grantee: Small Business Majority Foundation, Inc.

Location: Sausalito, California

Amount: $30,000

Purpose: In support of the Opportunity Youth and Business Champions project, designed to engage Chicago’s small business community to create greater employment opportunities for poor or vulnerable youth


Grantee: Smart Power for Rural Development India Foundation

Location: New Delhi, India

Amount: $2,502,750

Purpose: In support of establishing the Smart Power for Rural Development India Foundation, to launch decentralized renewable energy power plants in India and provide accelerated energy access for both home lighting and productive uses to rural consumers who currently do not have access to an effective national grid


Grantee: Social Progress Imperative, Inc.

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: In support of bringing together local, cross-sector leaders to develop a framework for measuring and advancing social progress in five U.S. cities


Grantee: Social Science Research Council

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of bringing to scale its Scholarly Borderlands initiative in order to shape the ways in which social science is conducted so that it has long-term effects on the generation, public dissemination, and value of research


Grantee: Solutions Journalism Network

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: In support of creating a platform for aggregating social-impact driven reporting on social and environmental challenges and making it accessible to university professors and students, the philanthropic and social sectors, and the general public


Grantee: Spark Program

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Amount: $100,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to provide life changing apprenticeships to underserved communities nationwide in order to increase the likelihood that low-income middle school students will succeed in high school and beyond


Organization: Stanford University

Location: Stanford, California

Amount: $400,000

Purpose: For use by its Natural Capital Project in support of developing a global science and technology platform to mainstream accounting for natural capital into policies and markets affecting human wellbeing


Organization: Stanford University

Location: Stanford, California

Amount: $25,000

Purpose: For use by the Stanford Social Innovation Review toward the costs of organizing the 10th Annual Nonprofit Management Institute conference, to be held at Stanford University, September 2015


Grantee: StoryCorps

Location: Brooklyn, New York

Amount: $50,000

Purpose: In support of “The Great Thanksgiving Listen,” a project and supporting toolkit that will enable students of all backgrounds to record and preserve an interview with a grandparent or elder on the weekend after Thanksgiving


Grantee: Sun Valley Institute for Resilience

Location: Ketchum, Idaho

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: For use by the Sun Valley Institute for Resilience in general support of its mission


Grantee: Sustainability Accounting Standards Board

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $1,000,000

Purpose: In support of developing and disseminating accounting standards focused on the social, environmental and governance performance of public companies in the United States in an effort to help investors compare performance and drive capital to improved sustainability outcomes


Grantee: Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of a project to determine the viability of a new Fisheries Improvement Project model for benefitting small-scale fisheries in Indonesia and globally


Grantee: Sustainable Fisheries Partnership

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Amount: $2,200,000

Purpose: in support of activities designed to transition the Asian blue swimming crab fisheries toward sustainable, responsible production by scaling the Fisheries Improvement Project model for benefitting small-scale fisheries in Indonesia and globally

 


Grantee: SustainBiz

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $100,000

Purpose: In support of synthesizing knowledge of institutions and actions currently undertaken and envisioned to quantify and internalize the value of ecosystems in public and private investment practice


Grantee: Synergos Institute

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to mobilize resources and bridge social and economic divides to reduce poverty and increase equity around the world


Grantee: Taedoki B.V.

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amount: $233,131

Purpose: In support of the research and analysis of green infrastructure value chains which may impact the resilience value of projects


Grantee: Taru Leading Edge Private Limited

Location: Ahmedabad, India

Amount: $163,570

Purpose: In support of a project to develop a framework for assessing levels of risk associated with launching smart power mini-grids in rural India and identifying mitigation measures for monitoring their installation


Grantee: Technology and Action for Rural Advancement

Location: New Delhi, India

Amount: $866,964

Purpose: in support of a project to provide community engagement and other preparation services to launch decentralized renewable energy power plants in India and provide accelerated energy access for both home lighting and productive uses to rural consumers who currently do not have access to an effective national grid


Grantee: Technology and Action for Rural Advancement

Location: New Delhi, India

Amount: $588,500

Purpose: In support of a project to launch decentralized renewable energy power plants in India and provide accelerated energy access for both home lighting and productive uses to rural consumers who currently do not have access to an effective national grid


Grantee: TechnoServe

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $1,483,266

Purpose: In support of a project to reduce post-harvest food loss and improve the lives of smallholder farmers and other vulnerable people in the mango value chain in Kenya


Grantee: TechSoup Global

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $450,000

Purpose: For use by NGOsource in support of ongoing operations and a project to add to the repository of equivalency determinations conducted in the past by several leading foundations


Grantee: Thammasat University

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Amount: $149,991

Purpose: for use by its Social Innovation Lab at the School of Global Studies in support of a series of roundtables and workshops culminating in a high-level event that will seek to advance the conversation around strategic philanthropy while celebrating The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 years in Thailand


Grantee: Thomson Reuters Foundation

Location: London, United Kingdom

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of a implementing and disseminating a poll ranking the best and worst places for women to work across the G20 countries.


Grantee: TransFair USA

Location: Oakland, California

Amount: $2,200,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of activities designed to develop a market for responsible seafood by scaling fair trade principles to other seafood commodities


Grantee: Treatment Action Campaign

Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Amount: $150,100

Purpose: In support of generating policy briefs and analyses in order to implement Universal Health Coverage in South Africa as part of the country’s efforts to shape the post-2015 development agenda


Grantee: Trust for Conservation Innovation

Location: Oakland, California

Amount: $450,000

Purpose: For use by its project, Private Capital for Public Good, toward the costs of researching and developing a replicable, multi-stakeholder Wildfire Resilience Impact Bond designed to fund forest restoration in the western United States


Grantee: Tusk Strategies

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $1,352,500

Purpose: In support of documenting the Foundation’s approach to strategy development to share with the philanthropic field, along with a synthesis of lessons from both this work as well as the experiences of the Foundation’s partners, grantees and peers


Grantee: Tusk Strategies

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $1,500,000

Purpose: In support of developing and executing a high-influence, high-impact convening of global leaders on the theme of resilience at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy


Grantee: United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

Location: Bonn, Germany

Amount: $440,000

Purpose: For use by its Global Mechanism in support of developing and operationalizing the Impact Investment Fund for Land Degradation Neutrality, an effort to promote the restoration and sustainable and productive use of degraded land around the world


Grantee: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Amount: $250,860

Purpose: Toward the costs of implementing policy support for building inclusive economies in Africa using the African Social Development Index (ASDI) in ten countries in Sub-Saharan Africa


Grantee: United Nations Environment Programme

Location: Paris, France

Amount: $135,608

Purpose: For use by its Division of Technology, Industry and Economics in support of creating a background paper on “Urban Ecology and Resilience” for the Habitat III global convening to be held in Quito, Ecuador, October 2016


Grantee: United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Amount: $175,000

Purpose: For use by the UN Habitat City Resilience Profiling Programme in support of strengthening advocacy and raising awareness around resilience, urban crises, and cities most at risk, and to support the launch of the Global Alliance for Urban Crises in the run-up to the World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul, May 2016


Grantee: United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: in support of preparations by its “Urban Ecology and Resilience” policy unit for the 2016 Habitat III convening to be held in Quito, Ecuador, October 2016


Grantee: United States Artists

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Amount: $117,070

Purpose: In support of organizing two annual Artists Assemblies and identifying potential artists for the residential fellowship program at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center


Grantee: United States Conference of Mayors

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: In support of its Cities of Opportunity Task Force, to work with U.S. mayors and other influential leaders to address equity and economic opportunity in American cities


Grantee: United States Fund for UNICEF

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $220,415

Purpose: In support of developing resilience thinking for rebuilding health systems in West Africa and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa in the wake of the Ebola crisis


Organization: Unitus Impact Partners

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $2,000,000

Purpose: As a Program-Related Investment to support improving the livelihoods of the working poor by capitalizing a venture capital fund that invests in small- to medium-sized social enterprises in Southeast Asia and India, focusing on supply chain, distribution, general business services and other industries that reduce waste and catalyze increased income levels and job creation amongst the working poor


Grantee: University of California, Santa Cruz

Location: Santa Cruz, California

Amount: $74,999

Purpose: In support of developing measurement approaches and indicators for inclusive economies that are holistic and additive to the field


Organization: University of Colorado, Denver

Location: Aurora, Colorado

Amount: $250,000

Purpose: For use by its Buechner Institute for Governance to establish an Intermountain Infrastructure Exchange through a collaborative effort of the intermountain state governors from Arizona Colorado, and Utah


Grantee: University of Illinois

Location: Champaign, Illinois

Amount: $100,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of the First International Congress for Postharvest Loss Prevention to be held in Rome, Italy, October 2015


Grantee: University of Oxford

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Amount: $244,876

Purpose: For use by its Oxford Internet Institute in support of researching the viability of a micro-levy on data to fund solutions to critical social challenges


Grantee: University of Pennsylvania

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Amount: $257,902

Purpose: For use by its Wharton School’s Social
Impact Initiative toward the costs of a convening of high-level leaders from international finance, development, philanthropy and academia on the topic of catalyzing innovation in finance to address the world’s most critical problems, to be held at The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Italy, April 2015


Grantee: University of Rwanda

Location: Kicukiro, Rwanda

Amount: $78,144

Purpose: for use by its College of Medicine and Health Sciences, School of Public Health in support of the Center of Excellence for Health System Strengthening’s activities to promote long-term sustainability and support of Rwanda’s progress towards Universal Health Coverage


Organization: University of Toronto

Location: Toronto, Canada

Amount: $125,000

Purpose: For use by its Martin Prosperity Institute at the Rotman School of Management toward the costs of advancing the reach and application of its Global Solution Networks program and of conducting new research on the role of philanthropy in orchestrating resilient networks


Organization: Urban Institute

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $450,000

Purpose: In support of a research and landscape assessment that synthesizes forward-looking knowledge on pressing problems and dynamic opportunities in the lives of poor or vulnerable populations


Grantee: Urban Institute

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: In support of conducting a baseline assessment and evaluation of progress toward impact of the U.S. Department of Housing and Development’s National Disaster Resilience Competition and the Foundation’s Resilience Academies


Grantee: Vibrant Data

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $100,000

Purpose: In support of identifying early signals of dynamism and emerging patterns around social impact issues


Grantee: The Virgin Foundation

Location: United Kingdom

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of launching the Universal Access to Renewable Energy initiative in Rwanda and Kenya to work with a range of partners to scale decentralized renewable energy solutions to accelerate energy access


Grantee: West Coast Infrastructure Exchange

Location: Portland, Oregon

Amount: $100,000

Purpose: In support of training a cadre of public sector decision makers in California, Oregon, and Washington on the benefits of aggregating water infrastructure projects and the use of public-private partnerships in addressing water infrastructure needs


Grantee: WETA

Location: Arlington, Virginia

Amount: $500,000

Purpose: For use by its PBS NewsHour in support of broadcast and web reporting focused on sudden shocks and what it takes to recover from them as a more cohesive, resilient community, and in general support of its mission to produce and broadcast programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit that recognize viewers’ and listeners’ intelligence, curiosity and interest in the world around them


Grantee: Wildlife Conservation Society

Location: Bronx, New York

Amount: $800,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of activities to launch a new field of “Planetary Health” in order to yield better solutions to health challenges in the 21st century


Grantee: Wildlife Conservation Society

Location: Bronx, New York

Amount: $1,177,000

Purpose: In support of activities to support a new field of “Planetary Health” in order to yield better solutions to health challenges in the 21st century


Grantee: Windward Fund

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $800,000

Purpose: In support of its project, Resilience Measurement Community of Practice, to bring together leading resilience measurement experts and M&E practitioners to advance the practice of resilience measurement and build the evidence base for investments in resilience


Grantee: Women in the World Media

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $200,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of curating and executing the inaugural India Women in the World Summit to be held in New Delhi, November 2015


Organization: Workforce Development Corporation

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $29,970

Purpose: In support of the Employer Ambassador for Youth Program, in partnership with the New York City Department of Small Business Services, designed to engage New York City’s small business community to create greater employment opportunities for poor or vulnerable youth


Organization: Work Life Partnership

Location: Denver, Colorado

Amount: $75,000

Purpose: In support of providing a comprehensive suite of post-employment support services to newly-hired, young workers in the U.S. facing barriers to retention and performance


Grantee: World Affairs Council of Northern California

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $150,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of its Global Philanthropy Forum, which brings together foundation leaders, individual donors, social investors, and agents of change to learn more about opportunities for international philanthropy


Grantee: World Affairs Council of Northern California

Location: San Francisco, California

Amount: $152,138

Purpose: For use by its project, the Global Philanthropy Forum, in support of building its capacity to advance strategic philanthropy in Africa


Grantee: World Bank

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $530,000

Purpose: In support of exploring preliminary options for the institutional, financial, and operational design of a regional risk financing facility in South and Southeast Asia


Grantee: World Economic Forum

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

Amount: $1,125,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of bringing the benefit of innovative solutions to today’s most pressing global challenges through its Long Term Investing, Infrastructure and Development, Employment, Skills and Human Capital, and Food Security and Agriculture programs


Grantee: World Food Programme

Location: Rome, Italy

Amount: $804,030

Purpose: in support of scaling its Agricultural Market Access + Zero Food Loss initiative to Tanzania and to align post-harvest training and technologies with existing value chains


Grantee: World Resources Institute

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $392,200

Purpose: In support of developing a sustainable and equitable approach to a water rights allocation and trading scheme in order to reduce freshwater competition among agricultural, municipal, industrial and energy users in China


Grantee: World Resources Institute

Location: Washington, D.C.

Amount: $399,751

Purpose: In support of developing a sustainable and equitable approach to a water rights allocation and trading scheme in order to reduce freshwater competition among agricultural, municipal, industrial and energy users in Ningxia, China


Grantee: Worldwide Initiatives for Grantmaker Support, Inc.

Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Amount: $160,000

Purpose: In general support of its mission to nurture information exchange about strategic philanthropy between philanthropic actors in the global south


Grantee: Young Women’s Leadership Network Inc.

Location: New York, New York

Amount: $25,000

Purpose: Toward the costs of the 2015-2016 school year activities of The Young Women’s Leadership Schools, a network of all-girls public secondary schools serving underserved girls and their families in New York City