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Strategic Approach

How we achieve impact.

The Rockefeller Foundation seeks out opportunities to ensure our finite resources can achieve maximum impact.

Beginning with robust strategic research, we take a broad view of systems and look for spaces where there is momentum for innovation – a new technology or an adoption of a new practice – that makes change likely to take hold. We then identify places where we might use our influence or “risk capital” to leverage additional financing, engage strategic partners, and catalyze networks to ensure impact continues long after our grantmaking ends.