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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...

Nov 13, 2007, 00:00 ET

Robert Buckley, Urban Development Policy Expert, Joins Rockefeller Foundation as Managing Director

NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rockefeller Foundation President Judith Rodin announced today that Robert M. Buckley is joining the...

Aug 09, 2007, 01:00 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Announces $70 Million Commitment to Climate Change Resilience

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin announced today a $70 million commitment to a new...

Jun 13, 2007, 01:00 ET

Rockefeller Foundation Announces Fund to Spur Cultural Innovation in NYC

NEW YORK, June 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rockefeller Foundation president Judith Rodin announced today the creation of a New York City...

Nov 25, 2004, 00:00 ET

Severe Shortages of Health Workers Threaten Health Initiatives

LONDON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study has for the first time quantified the dangerous scarcity of health care workers around the globe,...

Jan 15, 2002, 00:00 ET

Arts and Cultural Organizations Are Critical to Community Health; Rockefeller Foundation Provides Grants to 14 Organizations Addressing Pressing Social Issues

NEW YORK, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation said today that support for community-based arts and cultural projects, including...

Jan 07, 2002, 00:00 ET

The Rockefeller Foundation Appoints Darren Walker To Head Its Working Communities Division

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Gordon Conway, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, today announced the appointment of Darren Walker as...

Jun 07, 2001, 01:00 ET

Fourteen American Artists Receive Fellowships to Develop Film, Video and Multimedia Projects

NEW YORK, June 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the 2001 winners of its annual Film, Video and Multimedia Fellowship...

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET

The Rockefeller Foundation Appoints the Rev. Canon Frederick Boyd Williams to Its Board of Trustees

NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the appointment of the Rev. Canon Frederick Boyd Williams to its...

Mar 28, 2001, 00:00 ET

New Rockefeller Foundation Report Suggests Innovative Strategies For Achieving Racial Justice

NEW YORK, March 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Formerly enslaved Thai garment workers in El Monte, CA, establish a cooperative business after obtaining...