Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Stephen Heintz is president and CEO of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
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Philanthropy Can Help Build a Thriving Democracy by Building Up Programs and Places That Fuel Civic InvolvementVibrant local libraries, community centers, parks, and other forms of civic infrastructure foster a sense of pride and connection to one’s community — and help shut down polarized politics and anti-democratic impulses.
Harvard’s Fossil-Fuel Divestment Provides Opening for the Nation’s Wealthiest Foundations to Follow SuitTo date, none of the nation’s top 10 philanthropic foundations, nor many major climate grant makers, have publicly committed to getting and staying out of fossil fuels.
OpinionIn 2019, philanthropy and democracy celebrated a new milestone in their long partnership: the nation’s more than 100,000 foundations distributed the highest dollar amount on record, more than $75 billion to support public goods including cutting-edge medical research, early-childhood education,…
OpinionGrant makers give less than 2 percent of their dollars annually to strengthening civic participation and government. Let’s turn that around and reinvent our democracy to serve everyone.
OpinionWhile parts of the foundation world have grown more diverse, the top leadership and program-officer jobs don’t yet reflect the diversity of America, says a report released Sunday.
OpinionGrant makers must do more to make philanthropy and society as a whole more diverse, equitable, and inclusive, write the CEO’s of three of the nation’s biggest foundations.