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Our Work

Working to secure the fundamentals of human well-being around the world

For more than 100 years, the Rockefeller Foundation has brought people together around the globe to try to solve the world’s most challenging problems and promote the well-being of humanity. Today, in a world capable of so much, it is unacceptable that there are still so many with so little. That’s why the Rockefeller Foundation fights to secure the fundamentals of human well-being—health, food, energy, jobs—so they’re within reach for everyone, everywhere in the world. Our approach is grounded in what we’ve seen work over more than a century: It’s inspired by science, rigorous about data, brings together and empowers others, and is focused on real results that improve people’s lives.

Ending millions of preventable deaths through more equitable, effective health systems in communities around the world
Advancing a more nourishing and sustainable food system
Innovating new models to both generate and provide access to clean energy that will foster economic development.
Expanding opportunity to ensure more American workers have jobs that help build a hopeful future for themselves and their families
Helping cities worldwide build better and build back to improve the lives and well-being of urban populations
Making big bets on catalytic, early-stage innovations for outsized impact
A global collaborative for systems change, focused on improving the lives of millions of people around the world