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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors Welcomes Two New Additions to Growing West Coast and International Practices

August 26th, 2014

Contact: Stephanie Ramirez | 212.784.5604| sramirez@groupgordon.com Elana Rueven | 212.784.5723| erueven@groupgordon.com NEW YORK, NY – Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), one of the world’s leading nonprofit philanthropic consulting services, welcomes two new hires: Berit Ashla from the David Brower Center as Vice President for advisory services and Heather Grady as a Senior Fellow with a special [...]

California Education Policy Fund Announces Fourth Grantee Cohort, Totaling nearly $3 Million, to Boost Education Reform Statewide

August 13th, 2014

Contact: Stephanie Ramirez | 212.784.5704| sramirez@groupgordon.com Elana Rueven | 212.784.5723| erueven@groupgordon.com SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK—August 13, 2014 – Continuing its commitment to supporting education reform at the local and state levels, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA) today announces the fourth year of grants from the California Education Policy Fund (CEPF) to foster Deeper Learning objectives [...]

Philanthropy, the Post-2015 Agenda, and Diffuse Collaboration

August 1st, 2014

In joining the push for meaningful Sustainable Development Goals, foundations need to prepare for a long-term give-and-take approach. Click here to read RPA Senior Fellow, Global Philanthropy, Heather Grady’s article.

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.