The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, through a combination of conferences and residency programs, supports the work of scholars, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners who share in the Foundation’s pioneering mission to “promote the well-being of humanity around the world.”
Today, the Bellagio Center has a heightened focus on enabling individuals and organizations that are shaping thinking and catalyzing action around the Foundation’s strategic goals of building resilience and advancing more inclusive economies. Convening prominent experts, influencers, and other key stakeholders to advance knowledge, form new partnerships, financial commitments, and initiatives that support these goals, enables the Bellagio Center to advance the mission of the Foundation as a complement to its grantmaking efforts.
The Bellagio Center has a record of major impact, from meetings that led to the Green Revolution and the Global AIDS vaccine initiative, to residencies that have furthered the work of some of the world’s finest artists, writers, and scholars. This legacy, the tranquil work environment on the shore of Lake Como in northern Italy, the diverse groups of people, and the promise of future achievements make Bellagio an inspiring and productive forum for fostering positive change.