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The Rockefeller Foundation - Lionbliss Research


From our very first grant—to the American Red Cross more than a century ago—through to today’s vast array of initiatives, The Rockefeller Foundation has built a reputation as a trailblazer that convenes unlikely partnerships and sparks innovations for transformative change. Our list of greatest achievements is long. We founded the modern field of public health, developed a vaccine to help control yellow fever, and worked to combat hookworm in the U.S. and malaria in Italy, funded urban visionary Jane Jacobs, and catalyzed a Green Revolution.

Board of Trustees

The Rockefeller Foundation is governed by the Board of Trustees, which is composed of no fewer than 12 members, with the Foundation’s president serving as an ex-officio member. The Board of Trustees is generally responsible for overseeing the Foundation’s program and grantmaking strategy; budgets, expenditures and appropriation policies and guidelines; and investment strategies, allocations and performance. The Board of Trustees performs its duties through committees that include, but are not limited to: the Executive Committee, Investment Committee, Budget and Compensation Committee and Audit Committee and Trusteeship Committee as described in the Foundation’s Bylaws.

Board Chair

Agnes Binagwaho

Vice Chancellor, The University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda

Agnes Binagwaho

Vice Chancellor, The University of Global Health Equity, Rwanda

Donald Kaberuka

Former President, African Development Bank Group

Yifei Li

Country Chair, Man Group China

Afsaneh Mashayekhi Beschloss

Founder and CEO, RockCreek

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Co-Founder and Executive Chair, Sahel Consulting: Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd.

Paul Polman

Business leader, campaigner, co-author of “Net Positive”

Sharon Percy Rockefeller

President & CEO, WETA

Juan Manuel Santos

Former President of Colombia & Nobel Peace Laureate

Dr. Rajiv J. Shah

President, President's Office

Adam Silver

Commissioner, National Basketball Association

Patty Stonesifer

Former President and CEO, Martha's Table

Ravi Venkatesan

Special Representative for Young People & Innovation, UNICEF and Founder, G.A.M.E


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