Services Overview

Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors helps donors create and direct thoughtful, effective charitable giving programs throughout the world. We represent the cumulative knowledge and experience of more than a century of high quality professional service to America’s most philanthropic family and have supported over $3 billion of grantmaking. Today, Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors works with more than 160 donors, facilitating more than $280 million in grants and social investments to more than 20 countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, Latin America and North America.

RPA’s broad range of services includes:

  • Developing strategic and operating plans
  • Implementing and evaluating competitive grant programs
  • Assessing the quality, results and impact of grantmaking
  • Supporting fiscal sponsorship and re-granting programs
  • Providing in-depth research and advice on issues, approaches and best practices
  • Developing tools and publications to guide donors through the process of strategic giving

RPA has the skill and expertise to engage clients at all stages of the philanthropic life cycle, from concept and start-up to ongoing operations and succession planning. Our clients include:

  • Individual donors and families
  • Family foundations, charitable trusts and donor-advised fundholders
  • Independent foundations
  • Corporations and corporate foundations
  • Public institutions and agencies
  • Family offices

RPA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. For more information, please contact us.

Philanthropists Set Spending Deadlines

The Wall Street Journal
May 21, 2009
By Shelly Banjo

A growing number of philanthropists are adopting spending deadlines and sunset provisions to ensure urgent global needs are addressed in a timely way.

By granting the entirety of funds within a certain period of time, these charitable efforts are looking to have a bigger immediate impact than traditional foundations, which are typically set up to last forever and pay out roughly 5% of assets a year.

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