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Mar 12, 2013, 10:00 ET
Mar 05, 2013, 14:49 ET
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The Rockefeller Foundation announces $2 million grant for new effort to improve public health and ecosystem integrity

Today, The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $2 million grant to the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society in support of the Health &...

Feb 14, 2013, 10:42 ET
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The Rockefeller Foundation Selects New York City Students for Inaugural Wangari Maathai Environmental Award

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today the winners of the 2012 Wangari Maathai Award for Civic Participation in Sustainability, an annual...

Feb 11, 2013, 08:00 ET
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The Rockefeller Foundation Launches the 2013 Centennial Innovation Challenge

New competition seeks to award grants to innovators who are transforming the livelihoods of informal workers The Rockefeller Foundation...

Jan 18, 2013, 09:00 ET
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Rockefeller Foundation Announces support for RE.invest Initiative

Obama Administration cheers initiative to provide up to $3 million in seed money for public-private partnerships in cities across America...

Oct 10, 2012, 12:16 ET
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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
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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
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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

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

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...

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

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...

Apr 19, 2012, 09:00 ET
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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...

Jul 26, 2011, 08:57 ET

Sania Nishtar to Receive Innovation Award from the Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation today unveiled the names of the individuals and institutions that will be honored as part of its first annual Innovation...

Jul 26, 2011, 08:52 ET

'Kiva Kids' of Wickman Elementary School to Receive Young Innovator Award From the Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the names of the individuals and institutions that will be honored as part of its first annual...