Rockefeller Foundation

Judith Rodin: Rockefeller Foundation Head Changes the Charity and the World
October 23, 2009

October 22, 2009, US News & World Report — Feeding Africa. Bracing the world for climate change. Rebuilding New Orleans. The Rockefeller Foundation's goals were lofty enough before the stock market collapse wiped out a quarter of its roughly $4 billion endowment. But Judith Rodin, the foundation's president, is unbowed. "We have a 100-year history, and we've seen the Great Depression and x number of recessions," she says matter-of-factly. "And our emphasis has always been on tackling the big problems, which have only gotten bigger."

Q-and-A With Judith Rodin, Head of Rockefeller Foundation
July 17, 2009

Summer 2009, Stanford Social Innovation Review — Judith Rodin heads the Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s oldest, most influential, and innovative foundations. Many of the 20th century’s big breakthroughs—Social Security, the Green Revolution, the discovery of DNA, and family planning—can be traced to early funding from the Rockefeller Foundation.

The Rockefeller Foundation and InnoCentive Renew Partnership Linking Non-Profit Organizations to World-Class Scientific Thinkers
June 23, 2009

NEW YORK & WALTHAM, Mass., June 23, 2009 — The Rockefeller Foundation and InnoCentive, Inc., the global open innovation marketplace, today announced the renewal of their successful partnership to link non-profit organizations with InnoCentive’s Web-based global network of “Solvers,” who are more than 175,000 of the brightest minds in science, engineering, technology and business. The partnership, first established in 2006, has been overwhelmingly successful in using InnoCentive’s primarily for-profit “open innovation model” to help non-profit organizations develop solutions for their work on behalf of the world’s most poor and vulnerable populations.

Charities Battle World's Woes With Technology
April 10, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, Agence France Presse, April 10, 2009 — Technology matters when it comes to doing good.

Nonprofit groups are learning from the corporate playbook, uniting under a NetHope banner to use collective clout to provide technology that helps save lives, protect nature and stretch precious donor cash.

Monitor Group Releases Seminal Report on Emerging Models for Social Enterprises and Market-Based Solutions to Poverty in 19 Countries
March 26, 2009

Today at the Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship Monitor Group, one of the world’s leading advisory and consulting firms, releases “Emerging Markets, Emerging Models,” a first-of-its-kind report analyzing the actual behaviors, economics, and business models of successful “market-based solutions” — financially-sustainable enterprises that address challenges of global poverty. Compiled in an effort to use fact-based research to move beyond stereotypes, anecdotes, and common assumptions about the potential of market-based solutions, Monitor’s findings highlight actual data from global working models.