Rockefeller Foundation

Rockefeller Foundation
(1903; New York, Bellagio *Italy, Nairobi Kenya,  Bangkok Thailand; 160+ staff;

The Rockefeller Foundation advances new frontiers of science, data, policy, and innovation to solve global challenges related to health, food, power, and economic mobility. As a science-driven philanthropy focused on building collaborative relationships with partners and grantees, The Rockefeller Foundation seeks to inspire and foster large-scale human impact that promotes the well-being of humanity throughout the world by identifying and accelerating breakthrough solutions, ideas and conversations.

Programs / Initiatives:


  • The Bellagio Center – Has “hosted thousands of artists, policymakers, scholars, authors, practitioners, and scientists from all over the world enabling them time and space to work, to learn from each other, and to turn ideas into action that change the world.”
  • Grants – A database of available grants to support students and researchers with their search


Leadership: Rajiv J. Shah (President)
Budget: ~$255m (2017)

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