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Oct 10, 2012, 12:16 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Honors 2012 Jane Jacobs Medal Winners

Community development pioneer honored for lifetime leadership, homeless advocate lauded for re-shaping our city, and new innovations in technology...


Jul 11, 2012, 14:41 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Appoints Neill Coleman as Vice President, Global Communications

 Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation, today announced that Neill Coleman has been appointed Vice President, Global...


Jul 10, 2012, 12:58 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Gives Nearly $3 Million to Support Local New York City Artists

Themes of earned income and cultural equity among 2012 NYC Cultural Innovation Fund Competition Winners  Today The Rockefeller...


Jun 26, 2012, 11:26 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Announces 8 Winners of the 2012 Innovation Challenges from Innovation Forum 2011

 The Rockefeller Foundation, celebrating 100 years of global innovation, today unveiled the names of the individuals that have been chosen...


Jun 25, 2012, 09:00 ET J. Carl Ganter Receives Innovation Award from The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation, celebrating 100 years of global innovation, today unveiled the names of the individuals and institutions that will be...


Jun 25, 2012, 09:00 ET Ratan N. Tata Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation, celebrating 100 years of global innovation, today unveiled the names of the individuals and institutions that will be...


Jun 25, 2012, 09:00 ET Design for Change Receives Innovation Award from The Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation, celebrating 100 years of global innovation, today unveiled the names of the individuals and institutions that will be...


Jun 25, 2012, 09:00 ET The Rockefeller Foundation to Host Annual 'Innovation Forum' to Explore How the Benefits of New Technologies Can Positively Impact the World's Poor

 The Rockefeller Foundation, celebrating 100 years of global innovation, announces that it will be hosting its annual Innovation Forum tomorrow...


Jun 25, 2012, 09:00 ET Sir Ronald Cohen Receives Innovation Award from The Rockefeller Foundation

 The Rockefeller Foundation, celebrating 100 years of global innovation, today unveiled the names of the individuals and institutions that will...


Apr 19, 2012, 09:00 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Launches Global Centennial Initiative to Identify and Pursue Innovative Solutions for the Next 100 Years

Kick-off Event Taking Place in Washington, D.C. Will Focus on Building Resilience to Global Challenges  The Rockefeller...


Apr 09, 2012, 13:55 ET Rockefeller Foundation Asks New York City to Nominate Next Jane Jacobs Medal Recipients

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today that it is opening the public nominating process for the 2012 Jane Jacobs Medal – awarded to two...


Mar 16, 2012, 10:48 ET Martin Leibowitz and Monica Lozano Join Rockefeller Foundation Board of Trustees

   The Rockefeller Foundation, celebrating 100 years of global innovation, today announced the appointment of Martin L....


Jan 12, 2012, 12:42 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Appoints John Irons, Nancy Kete, and Scott Leeb as Managing Directors

The Rockefeller Foundation today announced that Nancy Kete, Scott Leeb and John Irons have been appointed to the role of Managing Director. Nancy...


Nov 03, 2010, 13:45 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Names David Rockefeller, Jr. as Board Chair

The trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation have elected DAVID ROCKEFELLER, Jr., a Director and former Chairman of Rockefeller Financial, as its...


Jul 20, 2010, 10:11 ET Rockefeller Foundation Honors Three New Yorkers' Urban Activism with 2010 Jane Jacobs Medal

Legendary Central Park Activist is honored for lifetime leadership and the torch is passed to a new generation of innovative and passionate park...


Feb 08, 2010, 09:58 ET Rockefeller Foundation Asks New York City to Nominate Next Jane Jacobs Medal Recipients

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today that it is opening the public nominating process for the 2010 Jane Jacobs Medal -- awarded to two living...


Jan 11, 2010, 11:35 ET Rockefeller Foundation Opens 2010 NYC Cultural Innovation Fund Competition as Cultural Organizations Continue to Struggle in Today's Economy

Edwin Torres Named as Associate Director responsible for New York City Grant Making Today, the Rockefeller Foundation announced the opening of...


Oct 20, 2009, 08:30 ET Rockefeller Foundation Gives $2 Million to Help Cities Promote Volunteerism

City Mayors to Begin Applying for Service Leadership Grants The Rockefeller Foundation and the newly formed Cities of Service coalition...


Sep 25, 2009, 09:56 ET New Industry Group Launched to Facilitate For-Profit Investing that Addresses Social and Environmental Challenges

President Bill Clinton today announced the launch of the Global Impacting Investing Network (GIIN), a non-profit organization dedicated to...


Sep 14, 2009, 07:00 ET Climate Change Risks Could Cost Developing Countries Up to 19% of GDP by 2030

Report says action on climate adaptation may significantly reduce losses and increase economic sustainability. A report from the Economics of...