Rockefeller Family Fund donations received

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Basic donee information

We do not have any donee information for the donee Rockefeller Family Fund in our system.

Donee donation statistics

Cause areaCountMedianMeanMinimum10th percentile 20th percentile 30th percentile 40th percentile 50th percentile 60th percentile 70th percentile 80th percentile 90th percentile Maximum
Overall 38 100,000 182,194 2,500 18,000 60,000 75,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 215,000 300,000 350,000 1,000,000
FIXME 14 200,000 272,883 2,500 5,000 10,360 200,000 200,000 200,000 250,000 287,500 450,000 500,000 1,000,000
4 30,000 118,250 18,000 18,000 18,000 30,000 30,000 30,000 75,000 75,000 350,000 350,000 350,000
Defense of the Public Interest 1 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 50,000
Environment 5 80,000 78,000 50,000 50,000 50,000 60,000 60,000 80,000 80,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000
Environmentalism 12 100,000 170,000 60,000 70,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 100,000 200,000 250,000 300,000 300,000 350,000
Clean Energy 2 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000 75,000

Donation amounts by donor and year for donee Rockefeller Family Fund

Donor Total 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1997 1993
Hewlett Foundation (filter this donee) 2,040,000.00 0.00 250,000.00 700,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 350,000.00 110,000.00 0.00 270,000.00 0.00 100,000.00 60,000.00 0.00 0.00
MacArthur Foundation (filter this donee) 1,957,500.00 0.00 0.00 500,000.00 1,000,000.00 0.00 450,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 5,000.00 2,500.00
Ford Foundation (filter this donee) 1,862,860.00 0.00 200,000.00 200,000.00 215,000.00 287,500.00 250,000.00 500,000.00 200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 10,360.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
John Merck Fund (filter this donee) 590,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 75,000.00 75,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 0.00 50,000.00 100,000.00 100,000.00 0.00 80,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Surdna Foundation (filter this donee) 455,000.00 350,000.00 105,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Nathan Cummings Foundation (filter this donee) 18,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 18,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Total 6,923,360.00 350,000.00 555,000.00 1,400,000.00 1,315,000.00 287,500.00 700,000.00 500,000.00 375,000.00 75,000.00 60,000.00 50,000.00 360,360.00 160,000.00 100,000.00 370,000.00 18,000.00 180,000.00 60,000.00 5,000.00 2,500.00

Full list of donations in reverse chronological order (38 donations)

Graph of top 10 donors by amount, showing the timeframe of donations

Graph of donations and their timeframes
DonorAmount (current USD)Amount rank (out of 38)Donation dateCause areaURLInfluencerNotes
Surdna Foundation350,000.0042018--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- To support the Local Solutions Support Center as it re-frames and responds to preemption as a direct and growing threat to local democracy, decrease the frequency of preemption, and ends its use as a punishment against local officials and governments. Duration: 24 months.
Ford Foundation200,000.00132017-09-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Women Effect Fund to redefine work and family policy reforms as key to the economic stability of America’s families, with a focus on paid sick days. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177417###Female@@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation250,000.00102017-05-26Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rockefeller-family-fund-for-support-of-the-just-transition-fund-1/-- For Support Of The Just Transition Fund.
Surdna Foundation30,000.00342017--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- To support the creation and delivery of the training curriculum for the rural electric cooperatives Democracy Organizing Fellowship, a regional collaboration among non-profits working to restore utility member rural electric cooperatives in Black Belt counties of the South. Duration: 6 months.
Surdna Foundation75,000.00262017--https://surdna.org/grants-database/-- To support the Just Transition Fund, a philanthropic pooled fund initiative housed at the Rockefeller Family Fund, which supports frontline coalfield and power plant communities as they make a just transition away from coal. Duration: 12 months.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.0072016-10-23Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rockefeller-family-fund-for-general-operating-support-0/-- For General Operating Support.
Ford Foundation200,000.00132016-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Women Effect Fund to redefine work and family policy reforms as key to the economic stability of America’s families, with a focus on paid sick days. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation300,000.0072016-07-18Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rockefeller-family-fund-for-general-operating-support/-- For General Operating Support.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00192016-04-15Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rockefeller-family-fund-for-support-of-the-just-transition-fund-0/-- For Support Of The Just Transition Fund.
MacArthur Foundation500,000.0022016FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- to support improved economic conditions in coalfield and power plant communities. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation215,000.00122015-11-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the WorkLife Project public education program to redefine work and family policy reforms as key to the economic stability of America’s families, with a focus on paid sick days. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00192015-05-06Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rockefeller-family-fund-for-support-of-the-just-transition-fund/-- For Support Of The Just Transition Fund.
MacArthur Foundation1,000,000.0012015FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- the final year of operations of a multi-state campaign to promote juvenile justice systems reform nationally. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation287,500.0092014-08-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the WorkLife Project public education program to redefine work and family policy reforms as key to the economic stability of America’s families, with a focus on paid sick days. Affected regions: 610###Massachusetts###10@@@638###Minnesota###10@@@692###New Jersey###10@@@749###Oregon###10@@@787###Pennsylvania###10@@@1045###United States###50; 9177417###Female@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation250,000.00102013-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the WorkLife Project public education program to redefine work and family policy reforms as key to the economic stability of America’s families, with a focus on paid sick days. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
MacArthur Foundation450,000.0032013FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- To coordinate a climate science communications strategy. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
Ford Foundation350,000.0042012-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Work/Life 2012 public education program to redefine work and family policy reforms as key to the economic stability of America’s families, with a focus on paid sick days. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Ford Foundation150,000.00172012-03-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- For the Campaign for a Fair Settlement to promote a settlement between the banks, the state attorneys general & the federal government that substantially reduces the principal owed by U.S. homeowners. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; @@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00192011-07-18Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rockefeller-family-fund-for-the-budget-accountability-project/-- For The Budget Accountability Project.
John Merck Fund75,000.00262011-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo demonstrate that new coal-fired power plants are poor investments compared to alternatives and begin retiring existing plants by stopping capital flows.
Ford Foundation200,000.00132011-06-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Core support for the Work/Life 2012 public education program to redefine work and family policy reforms as key to the economic stability of America’s families and to the nation’s economic recovery. Affected regions: 1045###United States###100; 9177417###Female@@@9177887###Racial ethnic minority@@@9177891###Latin American; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
John Merck Fund75,000.00262010-06Clean Energyhttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- Focus: Reduce Fossil Fuel UseTo discourage construction of new coal-fired power plants and retire existing plants by providing advocates with analytical tools that demonstrate coal plants are bad investments for shareholders, investors and ratepayers.
John Merck Fund60,000.00302009-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To halt the development of new coal-fired power plants by stopping the flow of private and public capital into these investments.
John Merck Fund50,000.00322008-06Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To halt the development of new coal-fired power plants by highlighting the true costs of building and operating them, as well as the risks they represent to potential investors and lenders.
Hewlett Foundation350,000.0042007-02-27Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rockefeller-family-fund-for-the-national-security-and-climate-change-project/-- For The National Security And Climate Change Project.
Ford Foundation10,360.00362007-01-01FIXMEhttp://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/grants-database/grants-all-- Contribution toward the 2007 annual dues of the Environmental Grantmakers Association, a foundation-supported affinity group of grant makers. Affected regions: 1110###Worldwide###100; @@@; United States; affected countries: FIXME.
John Merck Fund50,000.00322005-09Defense of the Public Interesthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To provide general support.
Hewlett Foundation110,000.00182005-06-20Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rockefeller-family-fund-for-general-support-of-the-rockefeller-family-funds-environmental-grantmakers-association/-- For General Support Of The Rockefeller Family Fund's Environmental Grantmakers Association.
John Merck Fund100,000.00192004-04Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To expose the Bush Administration’s poor record of enforcing environmental laws by: working with environmental officials in key states to build support for and implement policies that demonstrate the stark differences between the lax federal approach and more responsible state programs; and helping local organizations in key states solve problems that are symptomatic of the breakdown in the federal system of environmental enforcement.
Hewlett Foundation70,000.00292003-10-20Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rockefeller-family-fund-for-the-environmental-grantmakers-association/-- For The Environmental Grantmakers Association.
Hewlett Foundation200,000.00132003-04-14Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rockefeller-family-fund-for-the-environmental-integrity-project/-- For The Environmental Integrity Project.
John Merck Fund100,000.00192003-04Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To improve enforcement of environmental laws and regulations at both state and federal levels, and to blunt concerted attempts by the Bush Administration to weaken enforcement of environmental regulations.
Nathan Cummings Foundation18,000.00352002--http://www.nathancummings.org/sites/default/files/2002_audited_financials.pdf--
Hewlett Foundation100,000.00192001-10-15Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rockefeller-family-fund-for-the-environmental-grantmakers-association-0/-- For The Environmental Grantmakers Association.
John Merck Fund80,000.00252001-09Environmenthttps://www.jmfund.org/program-grants/-- To create the Environmental Task Force, which will monitor and publicize the fact that the Environmental Protection Agency is failing to enforce existing environmental laws.
Hewlett Foundation60,000.00302000-07-17Environmentalismhttps://hewlett.org/grants/rockefeller-family-fund-for-the-environmental-grantmakers-association-annual-conference/-- For The Environmental Grantmakers Association Annual Conference.
MacArthur Foundation5,000.00371997FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- For a meeting on nonprofit organizations and new technologies. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.
MacArthur Foundation2,500.00381993FIXMEhttps://www.macfound.org/grants/-- In support of general operations of the Environmental Grantmakers' Association. Affected countries: United States; affected states: New York; affected cities: New York.