Grantee Profile

Rockefeller Family Fund

Grants to Rockefeller Family Fund

  • $500,000

    2016 (Duration 2 years)

    Climate Solutions

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In 2015, the Rockefeller Family Fund and the Appalachia Funders Network launched the Just Transition Fund (the Fund), a philanthropic initiative designed to support coal-impacted communities across the United States as their local economies diversify away from being primarily dependent on coal and its related industries. The Fund supports the creation of alternative economic and workforce development plans that rely significantly on community engagement. These plans provide affected communities pathways toward achieving more resilient regional economies that are not dependent on extractive industries, prioritize human capital formation, and promote clean energy policies. Priority communities include the coal-producing regions of Appalachia and other economically distressed localities where coal-fired power plants are closing.

  • $1,000,000

    2015 (Inactive Grant)

    Juvenile Justice

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Established in 1967, the Rockefeller Family Fund (the Fund) is a family-led public charity that initiates, cultivates, and funds strategic efforts to promote a sustainable, just, free, and participatory society. Under its Juvenile Justice Fund, it oversees the National Campaign to Reform State Juvenile Justice Systems (the Campaign). This award supports the final year of a public policy campaign to bring about significant juvenile justice systems reform in up to 15 states across the country. The Campaign’s operations and activities include a central office that identifies target states for policy reform and oversees state-based reform efforts and investments.

  • $450,000

    2013 (Inactive Grant)

    Climate Change

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — RFF will act as the fiscal agent for this project, which brings together RFF, The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Brodeur Partners, The Center for Climate Change Communications at George Mason University, The Yale Project on Climate Communications, Climate Central, and Climate Nexus, to develop and implement a climate science communications strategy in response to the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) fifth assessment report in September 2013. This broad messaging will set the stage for robust climate risk management discussions at every level of society.

  • $5,000

    1997 (Inactive Grant)

    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — For a meeting on nonprofit organizations and new technologies.

  • $2,500

    1993 (Inactive Grant)


    NEW YORK, NEW YORK — In support of general operations of the Environmental Grantmakers' Association.

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Rockefeller Family Fund $1,957,500 between 1978 and 2017.

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