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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...

Jul 13, 2010, 12:50 ET

The Rockefeller Foundation & Yale University Political Science Professor Jacob Hacker to Launch the 'Economic Security Index' - A New Measure of Economic Risk for American Families

To Be Released: New Statistics on Percentage of American Families with a 25% or Greater Income Loss in 2010 The Rockefeller Foundation & Yale...

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...

Sep 13, 2009, 16:31 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Statement on the Death of Norman Borlaug

The Rockefeller Foundation family was heartbroken to learn of Norman Borlaug's passing. This Nobel laureate and valued colleague of 39 years...

Jun 24, 2009, 09:45 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Honors Two New Yorker's Urban Activism with 2009 Jane Jacobs Medal

Today the Rockefeller Foundation announced the recipients of the 2009 Jane Jacobs Medal -- Damaris Reyes, Executive Director of Good Old Lower...

Apr 15, 2009, 11:48 ET

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Joins Rockefeller Foundation Board of Trustees

The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the appointment to its Board of Trustees of Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, a Managing Director of the World Bank...

Jan 07, 2009, 16:05 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Opens 2009 NYC Cultural Innovation Fund Competition

Today, the Rockefeller Foundation announced the opening of its 2009 New York City Cultural Innovation Fund competition. The fund, established in...

Nov 20, 2008, 13:38 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Helps Boost Creative Sector With Its 2008 NYC Cultural Innovation Fund Awards

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today the 2008 recipients of the Foundation's $2.7 million New York City Cultural Innovation Fund awards....

Sep 25, 2008, 01:00 ET

Rockefeller Foundation President Discusses Solutions to Interconnected Challenges of Global Poverty and the Climate Crisis

NEW YORK, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During today's Clinton Global Initiative program, Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin...

Jun 02, 2008, 01:00 ET

Innovative Uses of Technology to Improve Health for Poor and Vulnerable People to be Explored at Rockefeller Foundation Conference

NEW YORK, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelerating innovative applications of emerging digital technologies to improve the health of poor and...

Mar 22, 2008, 01:00 ET

Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation-Sponsored Session

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Winthrop Rockefeller Foundation, in conjunction with the Brookings Institution, a...

Mar 12, 2008, 01:00 ET

NYC Cultural Innovation Fund 2008 Competition Announced by Rockefeller Foundation

NEW YORK, March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin announced today the start of this year's New York City Cultural...

Jan 31, 2008, 00:00 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Invites Public Nominations for the Jane Jacobs Medal

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2008 Jane Jacobs Medal on its website through...

Jan 22, 2008, 00:00 ET

Shari Patrick Named General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Rockefeller Foundation

NEW YORK, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation announced today that Shari L. Patrick has been named General Counsel and...

Dec 07, 2007, 00:00 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Announces First Award Recipients of NYC Cultural Innovation Fund

NEW YORK, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin announced today the first award recipients of the Foundation's...