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Apr 22, 2014, 12:00 ET

Access To Public Transportation A Top Criterion For Millennials When Deciding Where To Live, New Survey Shows

 A large majority of Millennials want access to better transit options and the ability to be less reliant on a car, according to a new...

Mar 20, 2014, 11:07 ET

Winners of 2013 Wangari Maathai Environmental Award Announced

 The Municipal Arts Society and The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the winners of the 2013 Wangari Maathai Award for Civic...

Dec 02, 2013, 21:38 ET

The Rockefeller Foundation Announces Inaugural Members Of 100 Resilient Cities Network

 The Rockefeller Foundation today announces the first 33 cities selected to join the 100 Resilient Cities network. The cities were selected...

Nov 06, 2013, 11:11 ET
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$10,000 Scholarship to Be Awarded to Environmentally Minded NYC Public School Students

Today the Dr. Wangari Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability officially began accepting nominations for 2014. The award for New...

Oct 30, 2013, 15:41 ET

100 Resilient Cities - Pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation Leaders Named

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today two appointments to the 100 Resilient Cities team, to help spearhead increased urban resilience around...

Oct 29, 2013, 09:00 ET
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The Rockefeller Foundation Announces Judges for 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

Former Presidents Clinton and Obasanjo among Esteemed Panel of Experts  The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the names of seven...

Oct 28, 2013, 10:26 ET

Sir Elton John To Receive Rockefeller Foundation's Lifetime Achievement Award At "Celebration of Philanthropy" Event

WHO: Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, will award Sir Elton John this year's Lifetime Achievement Award for his...

Oct 11, 2013, 09:30 ET

The Rockefeller Foundation Honors 2013 Jane Jacobs Medal

Stewards of NYC's public parks, community gardens, trees and urban farms honored Today Rockefeller Foundation President Dr. Judith Rodin...

Oct 03, 2013, 08:00 ET

Sir Elton John to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award from The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation today announced that Sir Elton John will be the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award, which will be conferred...

Oct 02, 2013, 08:00 ET

Yifei Li Joins The Rockefeller Foundation Board of Trustees

 The Rockefeller Foundation, celebrating 100 years of global innovation, today announced the appointment of Chinese businesswoman Yifei Li to...

Sep 24, 2013, 08:00 ET

Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to Build Resilience in 100 Cities Announced Today

 Today, during the opening plenary of the 2013 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting, President Bill Clinton announced a global...

Aug 05, 2013, 08:00 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Opens 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge to Cities Worldwide

 The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the application process for its 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge has officially opened...

Jul 25, 2013, 17:03 ET

Michael Berkowitz to Join The Rockefeller Foundation

Risk Management Expert to Lead 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation,...

Jul 10, 2013, 11:16 ET

La Fondation Rockefeller rassemble des leaders mondiaux pour se concentrer sur le potentiel de l'agriculture africaine

- Événement dynamique marquant le centenaire de la Fondation et visant à mettre en avant des innovations déterminantes La...

Jun 18, 2013, 11:25 ET

The Rockefeller Foundation Announces Winners of the 2013 Centennial Innovation Challenge

 The Rockefeller Foundation has selected 10 Winners of the 2013 Centennial Innovation Challenge, a competition launched in search of solutions...

Jun 12, 2013, 14:22 ET

The Rockefeller Foundation Appoints Dr. Fred Boltz as a Managing Director

Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, announced today that Dr. Fred Boltz has been appointed to the role of Managing Director...

Jun 10, 2013, 09:05 ET

State and Local Governments Receive Assistance to Launch Social Impact Bond Projects Across the Country

The Rockefeller Foundation and the Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab (SIB Lab) at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) today announced the...

May 14, 2013, 07:00 ET

La Fondation Rockefeller lance un défi consistant à développer les capacités de résilience de 100 villes dans le monde

  -- Le défi « 100 villes résilientes » a été annoncé le jour du centenaire de la Fondation -- La...

May 14, 2013, 07:00 ET

Rockefeller-Stiftung formuliert Wettbewerb zur Verbesserung der Widerstandskraft von 100 Städten in aller Welt

- Der Wettbewerb der 100 widerstandsfähigsten Städte wurde anlässlich der Hundertjahrfeier der Stiftung bekannt gegeben. -...

May 14, 2013, 07:00 ET

La Rockefeller Foundation lanza un reto para construir la mejor adaptación en 100 ciudades de todo el mundo

- Se anuncia el 100 Resilient Cities Challenge el día del centenario de la fundación - La fundación cuenta con 100 millones para la...