May 23rd, 2013
RPA Board Member Rien van Gendt will be awarded the EFC Compass Prize during the Closing Plenary of the 2013 AGA and Conference in Copenhagen. Only awarded in exceptional circumstances to the true pioneers and visionaries of European philanthropy, the Compass Prize is awarded by the EFC Management Committee and recognises outstanding contributions to the [...]
May 16th, 2013
Now in its third grant cycle, the Fund will award $3 million to groups dedicated to
reforming education policies addressing college and career readiness
SAN FRANCISCO, CA and NEW YORK, NY—May 16, 2013 – In an effort to effect meaningful policy reform in California’s public education system, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) today announced a call for Letters of Inquiry to the California Education Policy Fund (CEPF), one of RPA’s managed funds. Now in its third grant cycle, CEPF is [...]
May 14th, 2013
RPA Director Mae Hong discusses the fundraising challenges many nonprofits are facing, including reputable organizations such as the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Read the full article here.
May 8th, 2013
Nine more wealthy families and individuals committed to give half or more of their wealth to charity. Now in its third year and totaling 114 signatories, the Giving Pledge is a long-term, global initiative created by Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates that aims to inspire deeper engagement in philanthropy and increase charitable giving [...]
April 29th, 2013
Senior Philanthropic Advisor Donzie Barroso shares observations on the European economic climate after a recent trip to Portugal.
I recently returned from Portugal, where one of RPA’s clients, the JB Fernandes Memorial Trust I, makes grants in the areas of health, education and poverty alleviation. For the first few days I felt as though I were in a daze: no one knew what was going to happen tomorrow, or in two months, or [...]
April 24th, 2013
Melissa Berman, president and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, discusses the emergence of a new generation of younger, more engaged philanthropists. Read the full article here.
April 10th, 2013
Laurie Tisch, President of the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund, discusses the organization’s strategic planning following Hurricane Sandy – including research and outreach done by RPA – and outlines the work that still needs to be done. Read the full article here.
April 3rd, 2013
When new philanthropists think about starting a new foundation, oftentimes two images come to mind. First, there is the idealized version of what a family foundation might look like: In a beautiful room decorated with (flattering) portraits of the donor, family members of all ages come together to make meaningful gifts that align with a [...]
March 26th, 2013
Last fall, Project Redwood (PRW) partners came together for their annual meeting in Palo Alto, California to celebrate a major accomplishment: over a million dollars raised to help reduce global poverty! Since its inception, PRW has funded dozens of projects, improving the lives of thousands of people in Africa, India, Asia, Central America and the [...]
March 25th, 2013
The Chronicle of Philanthropy
The stock market may be roaring to new highs, but the nation’s biggest foundations expect to be cautious with their grant making for the rest of the year, according to a new Chronicle survey based on data from 192 funds. Only 28 of the 81 foundations that provided The Chronicle with grant-making estimates plan to [...]