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The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission—unchanged since 1913—is 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 helping people, communities and institutions prepare for, withstand, and emerge stronger from acute shocks and chronic stresses. To achieve these goals, we work at the intersection of four focus areas—advance health, revalue ecosystems, secure livelihoods, and transform cities—to address the root causes of emerging challenges and create systemic change. Together with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation strives to catalyze and scale transformative innovations, create unlikely partnerships that span sectors, and take risks others cannot.

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The Rockefeller Foundation Announces Grants to Organizations Supporting and Defending LGBTQ Community $300,000 in three grants to NYC LGBT Center, Sylvia Rivera Law Project and Campaign for Southern Equality   NEW YORK — The Rockefeller Foundation announced …
The Rockefeller Foundation, Lion’s Head Global Partners, South Pole Group and Affirmative Investment Management Launch the Carbon Yield A First In Quantifying The Climate Change Mitigation Impact Of Green Bonds   New York City, June 19, 2017 – Launched today, the Carbon Yield …
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in Partnership with The Rockefeller Foundation Announces Inaugural Grantees of Lincoln Center Cultural Innovation Fund Recipients From Central Brooklyn and South Bronx Receive Support For Innovative Community-Based Cultural Programs   NEW YORK, NY (June 15, 2017) — Lincoln Center for …
Statement by Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Rajiv Shah on the United States Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement 2015 was an extraordinary year for the world coming together to solve global problems, as both the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris …
Remarks by Dr. Rajiv Shah at the April 2017 Global Philanthropy Forum As delivered at The Fairmont Hotel, Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Thank you, Jane. That was excessively kind – I wish I could …
The Rockefeller Foundation Announces Results of the Cassava Innovation Challenge NRI selected for an award of up to $500,000 to develop solution for increasing cassava shelf life, with the potential to enhance food security and …

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