Rockefeller Foundation

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The Rockefeller Foundation is a charitable organization that operates out of New York City. It was established by John D. Rockefeller to "promote the well-being of mankind throughout the world."

On May 14, 1913, New York Governor William Sulzer approved the charter for the foundation which soon after began operations.

Through the years the foundation has given assistance to public health, medical education, increasing food production, scientific advancement, social research, the arts, and other fields all over the world. When created in 1913, the Rockefeller Foundation was endowed in several installments that totaled about $250 million. The market value of the Rockefeller Foundation's endowment was $3.1 billion at year-end 2001.

The Foundationís International Health Division expanded the work of the Sanitary Commission worldwide, working against various diseases in fifty-two countries on six continents and twenty-nine islands, bringing international recognition of the need for public health and environmental sanitation. Its early field research on hookworm, malaria, and yellow fever provided the basic techniques to control these diseases and established the pattern of modern public health services. Th RF built and endowed the world's first School of Hygiene and Public Health, at The Johns Hopkins University, and then spent over $25 million in developing public health schools in the U.S. and in twenty-one foreign countries. Its agricultural development program in Mexico led to what has been called the Green Revolution in the advancement of food production around the world; and the RF provided significant funding for the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. Thousands of scientists and scholars from all over the world have received RF fellowships and scholarships for advanced study. The foundation helped to found the Social Science Research Council and has provided significant support for such organizations as the National Bureau of Economic Research, the Brookings Institution, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Russian Institute at Columbia University. In the arts the RF has helped establish or support the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Ontario, Canada, and the American Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Connecticut; Arena Stage in Washington, D.C.; Karamu House in Cleveland; and Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York.

External Links

Rockefeller, Nazis and UN Population Control [1] (

Kissinger and Rockefeller Connections to American Central Intelligence and the Origins of AIDS and Ebola by Dr. Leonard G.Horowitz [2] (

Meet the Rockefellers - an investigative report, Baobab Press [3] (


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