In the 1930s, an ambitious program to reshape China was cut short by war, but offered a model for community development.
A short-lived environmental research program in the 1970s was an early foray into climate change funding.
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.
Rockefeller Foundation agriculture programs begun in Mexico achieved global reach through four major research institutes. Building them was the result of partnership.
The Rockefeller Foundation’s first intensive agriculture endeavor is now credited with launching the global transformation known as the “Green Revolution.”
In the 1980s, critics argued that some groups had been left behind by the Green Revolution.
The nation’s parks, perhaps our most remarkable public resource, have a history of development through private giving.