OVERVIEW: The Rockefeller Foundation supports an array of organizations fighting for gender equality in a number of global health and development fields.
IP TAKE: This funder typically awards grants to support specific projects rather than general operating expenses.
PROFILE: The Rockefeller Foundation is one of the oldest and largest charitable organizations in the United States. Founded in 1913, the foundation’s quest to “promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world,” has remained the same.
While Rockefeller has a range of grantmaking focuses, its Gender Equity program seeks organizations that view “gender equality as more than just a human right, but as an economic and development imperative.” As such, the foundation views all of its grantmaking programs through a gender lens. These include Advance Health, Agriculture and Food Security, Arts and Culture, Climate Change, Energy, Gender Equity, Impact Investing and Innovative Finance, Inclusive Economies, Innovation, Resilience, Revalue Ecosystems, Secure Livelihoods, Transform Cities, Transportation Infrastructure, and Water and Fisheries.
Rockefeller grants can range anywhere from around $50,000 to $35 million and up. To learn more about the foundation's grantees, explore its searchable grants database. While the Rockefeller Foundation is not currently accepting unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding at this time, this is subject to change.
- Rajiv J. Shah, President
- Ashvin Dayal, Associate Vice President and Managing Director, Asia
- Mamadou Biteye, Manager Director, Africa Regional Office
- Sundaa Bridgett-Jones, Senior Associate Director, International Development
- Jereme Bivins, Senior Program Associate, Initiatives and Strategy