What began as a philanthropic fund to honor its namesake became an early force in the social sciences.
A new organization played an important part in assisting the Rockefeller Foundation by assembling cooperative studies on the issues of the day.
Partnering with public agencies to encourage efficient administration in state, county, and local governments.
Working to change US medical education was one of the Rockefeller Foundation’s biggest endeavors in the 1910s and 1920s, extending from Johns Hopkins in Baltimore to Beijing, China.
One philanthropist’s interest in reforming prostitution created a scientific organization focused on connecting sex and crime.
The Rockefeller Foundation evolved to bring the arts and humanities together, from classical archaeology to contemporary museums.
A 20-year-long project, funded by Rockefeller philanthropies, took technologies enabling astronomy to an unprecedented scale.
Incorporated in 1923 with funding from John D. Rockefeller, Jr., the IEB built a major scientific network in Europe and the US in only five years.
A massive program in nursing education extended to 53 schools across the globe. But it never became a top priority of the foundation that supported it.
Programs designed to build public health infrastructure, eradicate disease, and increase access to healthcare have formed the core of more than a hundred years of one foundation’s strategy.