Topic: Institution Building
In nearly a century of activity in the field of economics, the Foundation initiated new research centers and training programs around the world.
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 new organization played an important part in assisting the Rockefeller Foundation by assembling cooperative studies on the issues of the day.
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.
The Rockefeller Foundation evolved to bring the arts and humanities together, from classical archaeology to contemporary museums.
Although known for its work in science, medicine, and health, the Rockefeller Foundation supported a surprising number of performing arts activities.
A 20-year-long project, funded by Rockefeller philanthropies, took technologies enabling astronomy to an unprecedented scale.
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.