The Rockefeller Foundation
420 5th Ave.
New York City, NY United States 10018-2702
Telephone: (212) 869-8500
Type of Grantmaker
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.