Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation is an American private foundation based at 420 Fifth Avenue, New York City.[3] It was established by the Rockefeller family in New York State on May 14, 1913, when its charter was formally accepted by the New York State Legislature.[4] The foundation was started by Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller ("Senior"), along with his son John D. Rockefeller Jr. ("Junior"), and Senior's principal business and philanthropic advisor, Frederick Taylor Gates.

The Rockefeller Foundation
FoundedMay 14, 1913; 108 years ago (1913-05-14)
FoundersJohn D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller Jr.
Frederick Taylor Gates
TypeNon-operating private foundation
(IRS exemption status): 501(c)(3)[1]
Key people
Rajiv Shah
Endowment$4.1 billion (2016)[2]

As of 2015, the foundation was ranked as the 39th largest U.S. foundation by total giving.[5] By the end of 2016, assets were tallied at $4.1 billion (unchanged from 2015), with annual grants of $173 million.[6]

According to the OECD, the foundation provided US$103.8 million for development in 2019.[7]