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Oceans 5’s $3 Million Grant Creates New Coalition to Protect the Oceans

July 15th, 2014

To combat illegal fishing in the European Union (EU), Oceans 5 announces the formation of a coalition of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) with a grant of over $1 million per year for three years. A sponsored project of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Oceans 5 is an international funders’ collaborative that works to improve global ocean health by [...]

ArtPlace America Invests $14.7 Million in the Field of Creative Placemaking

June 26th, 2014

RPA sponsored project ArtPlace announces 55 new grants, all with the goal of further positioning the arts as a core sector of community planning and development. Read the full press release here.

Mission Related Investing: Challenges & Implications

May 21st, 2014

RPA board member Rien van Gendt recently presented an overview of mission related investing on behalf of RPA and Foundation 1818. Click here to see the full presentation.

Billionaires Wield Greater Power Through Charitable and Political Donations

May 19th, 2014

RPA President & CEO Melissa Berman discusses the power of charitable and political donations. Click here to read the full article.

Tackling Financial Exclusion

May 13th, 2014

Below is an excerpt from RPA Senior Vice President Chris Page’s article on Financial Exclusion. Click here to read the full piece. It’s well known that people living in poverty often lack access to safe, reliable ways to manage what little money they have. As a result, they face de facto exclusion from the financial [...]

California Education Policy Fund Announces Open Call for Letters of Inquiry to Bolster Education Reform Efforts in the Golden State

April 30th, 2014

Contact: Sonie Guseh | 212.784.5698| sguseh@groupgordon.com Elana Rueven | 212.784.5723| erueven@groupgordon.com CEPF will award $3 million in 2014 to California nonprofits to foster education policy reforms and implementation that advance Deeper Learning SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK, NY —April 30, 2014 – To promote education policy reform and implementation efforts that improve California’s public [...]

Succession Planning for Family Foundations

April 29th, 2014

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors President Melissa Berman discusses the importance of having a comprehensive succession plan. Click here to read the full article. For more on this topic, check out our Philanthropy Roadmap guides on Next Gen Philanthropy, Talking to your Family about Philanthropy and Setting a Time Horizon.

Alibaba’s Jack Ma Sets Up Philanthropic Trust

April 25th, 2014

RPA President & CEO Melissa Berman discusses Jack Ma’s philanthropic efforts. Click here to read the full article.

A New Model of Philanthropy

April 24th, 2014

RPA Director Mitchell Singer offers a model that donors can employ to determine if a new funding opportunity really is right for them. Click here to read the full article.

EPIP & Chicago: Third Time’s The Charm!

April 17th, 2014

Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP) is starting a Chicago Chapter, thanks in large part to RPA’s Matthew Ubrig who will serve as a Chapter co-leader. Click here to read more about how the EPIP Chicago chapter came to be.