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The Rockefeller Foundation


Last profile update: 12/13/2017
Last grant data update: 04/13/2018

At A Glance

The Rockefeller Foundation

420 5th Ave.

New York City, NY United States 10018-2702

Telephone: (212) 869-8500


Type of Grantmaker

Independent foundation

Additional Descriptor






Incorporated in 1913 in NY - Founded by the late John D. Rockefeller, a prominent industrialist who founded the Standard Oil Co. and who defined the structure of modern philanthropy. His fortune was mainly used to create the modern systematic approach of targeted philanthropy with foundations that have had a major impact on medicine, education, and scientific research. He is also the founder of both The University of Chicago and Rockefeller University.

Purpose and Activities

Operating both within the United States and around the world, the Rockefeller Foundation supports work that expands opportunity and strengthens resilience to social, economic, health and environmental challenges, affirming its pioneering philanthropic mission since 1913 to "promote the well-being" of humanity.