The Rockefeller Brothers Fund is a private, family foundation helping to advance social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world. It was created in 1940 by the sons of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.—John D. 3rd, Nelson, Winthrop, Laurance, and David—as a vehicle by which they could share advice and research on charitable activities and coordinate their philanthropic efforts to better effect.

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Lessons from Family Philanthropy: Rockefeller Brothers Fund at 75

Posted on March 30, 2017 by Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Barbara Shubinski

Launching family foundations is often the expression of donors’ desires to establish a lasting legacy and to instill in future generations the importance of giving. But family foundations face certain common pitfalls as well. The RBF is often held up as an example of a family foundation that has weathered these storms successfully. How might the ingredients of its success be described? What lessons can it offer?… Read More

Invesment Policy Statement (Rockefeller Brothers Fund)

Posted on May 15, 2016 by Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The purpose of this policy is to guide the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (“the Fund”) Board of Trustees, Investment Committee, and Outsourced Chief Investment Office (Perella Weinberg Partners) in effectively and prudently managing, monitoring, and evaluating the Fund's investment portfolio. The investment portfolio consists of all funds managed by the Investment Committee… Read More

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