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Board of Trustees

The Rockefeller Foundation is governed by the Board of Trustees, which is composed of no fewer than 12 members, with the Foundation’s president serving as an ex-officio member. The Board of Trustees is generally responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s program and grantmaking strategy; budgets, expenditures and appropriation policies and guidelines; and investment strategies, allocations and performance. The Board of Trustees performs its duties through committees that include, but are not limited to: the Executive Committee, Investment Committee, Budget and Compensation Committee and Audit Committee and Trusteeship Committee as described in the Foundation’s Bylaws.

  • Adm. James Stavridis, USN, Ret.

    Chair, Board of Trustees

    Admiral James Stavridis joined The Rockefeller Foundation Board of Trustees in 2018. He became Board Chair in June 2021.