The Rockefeller Foundation

Promoting the well-being of humanity throughout the world


Since the early 20th century, The Rockefeller Foundation’s work in Africa has focused on addressing critical issues surrounding poverty and economic instability. Over the years, the Foundation’s support has led to the development of vaccines for deadly diseases, increased the accessibility of higher education, established more resilient and effective health systems, and supported smallholder farmers through more resilient farming practices.

For more than 100 years, the Rockefeller Foundation has brought people together around the globe to try to solve the world’s most challenging problems and promote the well-being of humanity. Today, in a world capable of so much, it is unacceptable that there are still so many with so little. That’s why the Rockefeller Foundation fights to secure the fundamentals of human well-being—health, food, energy, jobs—so they’re within reach for everyone, everywhere in the world. Our approach is grounded in what we’ve seen work over more than a century: It’s inspired by science, rigorous about data, brings together and empowers others, and is focused on real results that improve people’s lives.

Health Ending millions of preventable deaths through more equitable, effective health systems in communities around the world.

Food   Advancing a more nourishing and sustainable food system.

Power   Innovating new models to both generate and provide access to clean energy that will foster economic development.

Jobs   Expanding opportunity to ensure more American workers have jobs that help build a hopeful future for themselves and their families.

Resilient Cities   Helping cities worldwide build better and build back to improve the lives and well-being of urban populations.

Innovation   Making big bets on catalytic, early-stage innovations for outsizedimpact

Co-Impact   A global collaborative for systemschange, focused on improving the lives of millions of people around the world


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