The Rockefeller Foundation focuses its resources on four related issue areas and funds a portfolio of initiatives that work across these areas, linking and interlinking, to achieve meaningful and measurable impact.
Each initiative is designed to accomplish specific goals within projected time frames, usually three to five years. We monitor and assess our grantees’ effectiveness regularly. These requirements enable the Foundation to shift tactics when necessary, seize unanticipated opportunities, and recalibrate our approach when a problem demands shorter- or longer-term investment.
All our initiatives draw on the Foundation’s commitment to nurture innovation, pioneer new fields, expand access to and distribution of resources, and, ultimately, generate sustainable impact on individuals, institutions, and communities.
Helping communities cope with imminent consequences of climate change
Increasing smallholder agricultural productivity with better seeds, soils, and markets
Advocating for investment in affordable, environmentally responsible transit
Establishing transnational detection, monitoring, and communication systems to strengthen response and prevention
Harnessing the transformation of health systems towards better health and financial protection
Enabling an environment that builds the knowledge and capacity to address social problems more effectively using tools appropriate for the complexity of 21st century challenges
Expanding and increasing the effectiveness of investments that solve social and environmental problems and generate a profit