Launched in the 1960s, this program provided financial support for more than two decades to strengthen universities in the Global South.
What began as a philanthropic fund to honor its namesake became an early force in the social sciences.
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.
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.
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.
In the aftermath, Foundation staff struggled to rectify their organization’s involvement with this weapon of mass destruction.