Making big bets that promote the well-being of humanity in the 21st century to

Make Opportunity Universal and Sustainable

Solving Global Challenges

Our Mission

We improve lives and the planet, and unleash human potential, through innovation. We are dedicated to the principle that all individuals – 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 broad and diverse partners and grantees. By pursuing the big bets humanity needs, The Rockefeller Foundation is making opportunity universal and sustainable.

Lasting Impact

From its founding on May 14, 1913, The Rockefeller Foundation looked to scientific principles to uncover and cure the root causes of human suffering. Since then, the Foundation has worked in:

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Our Impact

  • 1billion

    reach 1 billion people with reliable, renewable electricity

  • 40million

    expand access to food that nourishes 40 million people and regenerates the environment

  • 90%

    vaccinate 90% of at-risk populations against Covid-19

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