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Aug 06, 2020, 08:27 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Announces 10 Finalists for the Food System Vision Prize

The Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with SecondMuse and OpenIDEO, today announced the Top 10 Finalists for the Food System Vision Prize. These ...


Jul 28, 2020, 08:00 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Calls for Transformation of the U.S. Food System to Address the Hunger and Nutrition Crisis

With levels of hunger and nutrition insecurity exploding during the pandemic and resulting economic downturn, The Rockefeller Foundation today issued ...


May 28, 2020, 08:17 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Announces New Awards to Strengthen Covid-19 Response in Communities Across Africa and Asia

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today that it will award three new grants to support organizations that are working with countries, communities...


May 14, 2020, 09:00 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Adds New Members to Testing Solutions Group to Expand Pandemic Testing Across U.S.

The Rockefeller Foundation announced that five new members have joined its Testing Solutions Group, a demand-driven coalition committed to scaling up ...


Dec 04, 2019, 07:00 ET All On and The Rockefeller Foundation launch All On Hub to Support Off-Grid Entrepreneurs in Nigeria

The Rockefeller Foundation and All On, a Nigerian off-grid energy impact investment company funded by Shell, today announced the launch of the All On ...


Nov 21, 2019, 11:41 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Appoints Two Esteemed Leaders to Board of Trustees

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today the appointment of two new members to its Board of Trustees: Dr. Agnes Binagwaho and Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli....


Nov 04, 2019, 05:30 ET Tata Power and The Rockefeller Foundation Announce Breakthrough Enterprise to Empower Millions of Indians with Renewable Microgrid Electricity

Today, Tata Power and The Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of TP Renewable Microgrid Ltd., which will address one of the most pervasive...


Oct 30, 2019, 07:00 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Launches $2 Million Competition to Inspire Dramatic Change to the World's Food System

The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the Food System Vision Prize – inviting organizations, universities, institutions, companies,...


Oct 21, 2019, 12:00 ET The Rockefeller Foundation and Mastercard Announce Grants to Benefits Data Trust Totaling $7.5 Million

The Rockefeller Foundation and Mastercard announced today they are awarding transformative grants to Benefits Data Trust (BDT) totaling $7.5 million...


Oct 16, 2019, 10:00 ET The Rockefeller Foundation's Chief Investment Officer Donna Dean Announces Retirement; Foundation Names Chun Lai as Successor

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today that Chief Investment Officer Donna Dean will retire from her position towards the end of this year. Dean...


Sep 25, 2019, 06:00 ET Using Data to Save Lives: The Rockefeller Foundation and Partners Launch $100 Million Precision Public Health Initiative

The Rockefeller Foundation and leading global health partners announced today a $100 million Precision Public Health initiative to empower community...


Sep 17, 2019, 08:59 ET The Rockefeller Foundation and Smart Growth America Launch National Opportunity Zones Academy

The Rockefeller Foundation and Smart Growth America (SGA) today announced the launch of the National Opportunity Zones Academy, which will help...


Sep 13, 2019, 02:59 ET Des dirigeants internationaux lancent une commission révolutionnaire pour sauver 840 millions de personnes dans le monde de la pauvreté énergétique

La Fondation Rockefeller a annoncé aujourd'hui le lancement de la Global Commission to End Energy Poverty (Commission mondiale contre la pauvreté...


Sep 12, 2019, 11:59 ET Global Leaders Launch Groundbreaking Commission to Eliminate Energy Poverty Among 840 Million People Worldwide

Today, The Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of the Global Commission to End Energy Poverty (GCEEP) to address one of the greatest...


Sep 06, 2019, 10:59 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Awards Grants to Fuel Plans for Equitable Investment in Opportunity Zones in Washington, DC, Oakland, Dallas, and St. Louis

The Rockefeller Foundation today announced $3.7 million in grants that will benefit four U.S. cities to help drive responsible private investment in...


Jul 31, 2019, 07:45 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Designates Atlanta as Newest City in Opportunity Zones Initiative

The Rockefeller Foundation and Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, today announced that Atlanta will become the second city to participate in The ...


Jul 08, 2019, 00:00 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Launches New Climate And Resilience Initiative; Commits An Initial $8 Million To Continue Supporting Global Network Of Cities And Chief Resilience Officers

The Rockefeller Foundation today announced a new Climate and Resilience initiative, which will focus on market-changing opportunities that increase...


Jun 18, 2019, 08:00 ET Four Leading Universities and The Rockefeller Foundation Launch Initiative Using Cutting-Edge Data to End Energy Poverty

UMass Amherst, Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University, Colorado School of Mines and The Rockefeller Foundation today announced the launch of ...


Jun 13, 2019, 10:10 ET Retail Investors Are Motivated To Fix Imbalances, Inequities In The Financial System, According To New Report

The Rockefeller Foundation and Longitude, a Financial Times company, today released a new report and survey, The Individual Imperative: Retail Impact ...


May 21, 2019, 09:00 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Launches $5.5 Million Opportunity Zone Community Capacity Building Initiative for Select U.S. Cities; Newark, N.J. is First City Selected, with Co-Funding from Prudential Financial

The Rockefeller Foundation today announced an initiative to help U.S. cities attract responsible private investment in economically-distressed...


Feb 06, 2019, 12:46 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Establishes Atlas AI - New Startup to Generate Actionable Intelligence on Global Development Challenges

The Rockefeller Foundation today marked the public launch of Atlas AI, a social enterprise established by the Foundation and a team of Stanford...


Apr 23, 2018, 10:33 ET New Report On City-To-City Networks, From Boston University Initiative On Cities, Shines Spotlight On Mayoral Policy Activism Beyond City Limits

Today the Boston University Initiative on Cities, with support from Citi Community Development and The Rockefeller Foundation, launched Cities...


Mar 27, 2018, 10:19 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Elects Walter Isaacson to Board of Trustees

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today the election of author, journalist, business leader, and education advocate Walter Isaacson to its Board...


Mar 19, 2018, 10:30 ET Christine Heenan Joins The Rockefeller Foundation as Vice President for Policy, Partnerships and Communications

The Rockefeller Foundation today announced that Christine Heenan, founder and president of Clarendon Group and former vice president of public...


Dec 05, 2017, 13:34 ET The Rockefeller Foundation Appoints Three Esteemed Individuals to Board of Trustees

The Rockefeller Foundation announced today the appointment of three new members to its Board of Trustees: Mellody Hobson, Sharon Percy Rockefeller,...