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Foundation Inspiration from the Rockefellers

Rockefellers have been trailblazers with their foundation for more than a century.

The well respected Rockefeller Foundation is a powerful deep-rooted American philanthropic foundation, with a extensive history unlike any other.

The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission—unchanged since 1913—is to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world.


On May 14th, 1913, The Rockefeller Foundation was chartered to fulfill an unprecedented and enduring mission: to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world.


From our very first grant—to the American Red Cross more than a century ago—through to today’s vast array of initiatives, The Rockefeller Foundation has built a reputation as a trailblazer that convenes unlikely partnerships and sparks innovations for transformative change. Our list of greatest achievements is long. We founded the modern field of public health, developed vaccines to help eradicate diseases such as yellow fever and malaria, funded urban visionary Jane Jacobs, and catalyzed a Green Revolution.


As you know, for more than 100 years The Rockefeller Foundation has brought together unconventional actors to solve the world’s toughest problems. We were founded at a moment of transformation, as breakthroughs in science and technology created the potential for rapid progress. Since then we’ve worked in collaboration with some of the most talented and passionate people, leveraging our resources along with our partners’ to take bold risks that have delivered profound and lasting impact for millions of people around the world.

Onward: Shaping the Future Together

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