EIN 13-1760106

Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF)

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The Rockefeller Brothers Fund advances social change that contributes to a more just, sustainable, and peaceful world.
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Program areas at RBF

The pocantico center campus, housed on the grounds of the pocantico historic area, is managed by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund as part of its agreement with the national trust for historic preservation, entered into in 1991, under which the Fund is responsible for the renovation, maintenance, and operation of this historic site. The campus serves as a community resource for all ages, and offers public access through a slate of conferences, artist residencies, a visitation program, museum, performances, exhibitions and educational programs. During 2022, 34 public programs were held, and more than 33,000 visitors came to the site, including visits for public programs and the visitation program, in addition to conferences and meetings, artist residencies, and a wide range of activities in the david Rockefeller creative arts center (see statements 24 and 26).
A construction project centered around the reuse of the orangerie, built by john d. Rockefeller in 1908 on the historic Rockefeller family estate and bequeathed to the national trust for historic preservation in 1979 by nelson Rockefeller, continued during 2022. The project transformed the long-dormant building into the david Rockefeller creative arts center, which opened in fall of 2022. The david Rockefeller creative arts center is a sustainable and inclusive home for the creative process at the pocantico center, where artists and the community come together to develop, present, and experience new works of performing, literary, and visual arts. The center includes a gallery, performance space, and a flexible artists' studio. During 2022, the inaugural pocantico prize for visual artists was initiated, pairing a cash prize with a two-month residency.
During 2022, 11 members of the staff of Rockefeller Brothers Fund provided technical assistance to charitable organizations, governmental bodies and committees, and 17 members of the staff served on 64 charitable organizations' boards, committees, public commissions, or task forces.
The pocantico center shares the 100-year history of kykuit, the Rockefeller family home, with the public, and offers programs that reflect the values of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the national trust for historic preservation. Public programs make use of the estate's buildings, grounds, and gardens to nurture learning and artistic experiences. The pocantico center offers learning experiences utilizing the collections and gardens of kykuit. A variety of other learning experiences are presented through classes and workshops conducted by scholars and experts. Participants of all ages are offered a variety of educational opportunities including gardens, fine arts, decorative arts, and history. The pocantico center extends the work of the Fund's grantees through the pocantico arts collaborative which links the Fund's charles e. culpeper arts & culture grants with the resources and beauty of the pocantico estate. The events showcase dance, music, theater and more. See statement 32.

Grants made by RBF

GranteeGrant descriptionAmount
Potential Energy CoalitionFor Its Science Moms Project$1,000,000
Tufts UniversityFor Its Climate Policy Lab$1,000,000
CeresFor Its Accelerator for Sustainable Capital Markets$1,000,000
...and 366 more grants made totalling $37,060,515

Who funds Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF)

Grants from foundations and other nonprofits
William and Flora Hewlett FoundationFor Multistakeholder Carbon Neutrality Strategy Development and Implementation in China$2,000,000
William and Flora Hewlett FoundationFor Addressing Environmental Pollution, Public Health, and Climate Change in China$1,600,000
ClimateWorks FoundationProject Support$1,000,000
...and 2 more grants received

Personnel at RBF

Stephen HeintzBoard Member$965,247
Geraldine WatsonExecutive Vice President , Finance , Operations , and Pocantico$468,835
Mark AdiedoVice President , People and Culture and Chief$296,200
Emma GatewoodProjects Manager for the Evp, Finance, Operations, and Pocantico
Elizabeth CampbellExecutive Vice President , Programs and Communications$447,525
...and 23 more key personnel

Financials for RBF

RevenuesFYE 12/2022
Total grants, contributions, etc.$5,346,500
Investment income and dividends$5,522,028
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$45,544,041
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,419,088
Total revenues$57,831,657

Form 990s for RBF

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2022-122023-11-13990PFView PDF
2021-122022-11-14990PFView PDF
2020-122021-11-08990PFView PDF
2019-122021-02-26990PFView PDF
2018-122020-01-07990PFView PDF
...and 7 more Form 990s
Data update history
January 18, 2024
Posted financials
Added Form 990PF for fiscal year 2022
January 15, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 1 new personnel
January 12, 2024
Updated personnel
Identified 3 new personnel
December 28, 2023
Used new vendors
Identified 2 new vendors, including , and
December 28, 2023
Received grants
Identified 4 new grant, including a grant for $2,000,000 from William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
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General information
475 Riverside Dr 900
New York, NY 10115
Metro area
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
Website URL
(212) 812-4200
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Form 990-PF
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Eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions (Pub 78)
NTEE code, primary
T20: Private Foundations
NAICS code, primary
813211: Grantmaking Foundations
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