For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation’s mission has been to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world. Today, we pursue this mission through dual goals: advancing inclusive economies that expand opportunities for more broadly shared prosperity, and building resilience by helping people, communities and institutions prepare

The Foundation operates both within the United States and around the world. The Foundation’s efforts are overseen by an independent Board of Trustees and managed by its president through a leadership team drawn from scholarly, scientific, and professional disciplines.

Our Core Values

At The Rockefeller Foundation, we embrace a set of core values to guide our work to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the world.


The governance practices of The Rockefeller Foundation are described in a set of documents, including: the Charter, Social Investing Guidelines, Bylaws, and Code of Conduct, which are approved by the Board of Trustees. 


The Rockefeller Foundation is governed by the Board of Trustees which consists of no fewer than 12 members, with the Foundation’s president serving as an ex-officio member. The Board of Trustees is generally responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s program and grantmaking strategy; budgets, expenditures and appropriation policies and guidelines; and investment strategies, allocations and performance. The Board of Trustees performs its duties through committees that include, but are not limited to: the Executive Committee, Investment Committee, Budget and Compensation Committee, Audit Committee and Trusteeship Committee as described in the Foundation’s Bylaws.


The Rockefeller Foundation’s senior leadership and staff members bring a broad range of talents to the organization with experiences drawn from scholarly, scientific, and private and nonprofit professional disciplines.