Stream: Grant-Making

Funding a Sexual Revolution: The Kinsey Reports

The inside story of the study that first questioned binary sexuality and spurred outcry and controversy.

An Unlikely Partnership: Ted Watkins and the Rockefeller Foundation

How a charismatic community activist from Watts challenged a foundation’s civil rights strategy.

The Origins of the Rockefeller Foundation Equal Opportunity Program

A fundraising appeal from the United Negro College Fund in 1962 prompted the Rockefeller Foundation to design and launch a full-blown Equal Opportunity program, the first in its history. How a simple request come to have such a broad impact…

In Brief: The Rockefeller Foundation Supports Renowned Urbanist Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs’ The Death and Life of Great American Cities is one of the most famous critiques of urban renewal in the postwar US. However, the book might never have been published if not for a vote of confidence from the Rockefeller Foundation in 1958…