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Brothers Fund

Rockefeller Brothers Fund
NEW YORK, NY 10022

Phone: 212-

Fax: 212-812-4299

EIN: 13-1760106
Incorporated in New York in 1940,
exempt since January 1997

Description: One of the earliest major players in strategic funding of the environmental movement to destroy resource industries, particularly forestry, mining, ranching, and farming. Now strongly involved in anti-globalization efforts to eliminate free trade and subvert capitalism.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund is profiled in Ron Arnold and Alan Gottlieb's book, Trashing the Economy: How Runaway Environmentalism is Wrecking America.

Rockefeller Brothers Fund is featured in a Martin Morse Wooster article in the January 2005 issue of Foundation Watch, published by Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C. This is a PDF document that requires Adobe Acrobat Reader, available free at

Rockefeller Brothers Fund Revenue and Expenses: Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2000
  Revenue     Expenses
Contributions $654,901
Interest $1,350,244
Dividends $14,453,399
Sale of Assets $103,693,889
Special Events $0
Sales $0
Other $186,525
Operating and
administrative expenses
Contributions $33,480,512
Other $0
Total Expense and
Total Assets $753,327,772
Total Revenue $120,338,958   NET GAIN/LOSS $72,181,652
Rockefeller Brothers Fund Officers
Steven C. Rockefeller
Neva R. Goodwin
Vice Chair
Stephen B. Heintz
William F. McCalpin
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Linda E. Jacobs
Vice President
Benjamin R. Shute, Jr.
Boris A. Wessely
Geraldine F. Watson
Leah A. D'Angelo
Assistant Treasurer
Links go to Rockefeller Brothers Fund website

Steven C. Rockefeller, Chair
Professor of Religion at Middlebury College in Vermont. Formerly Dean of the College.
Master of Divinity, Union Theological Seminary in New York City.
Ph.D. in philosophy of religion from Columbia University.
uthor, John Dewey: Religious Faith and Democratic Humanism (Columbia, 1991), and Spirit and Nature: Why the Environment is a Religious Issue (Beacon, 1992).
Coordinated the drafting of the Earth Charter for the Earth Charter Commission and Earth Council.


  • David J. Callard President, Wand Partners Inc.; Director, CyberDialogue; Former General Partner, Alex Brown & Sons; Director, Information Management Associates Inc.; Director, iGo Corporation; Trustee, Panorama Trust
  • Richard Chasin Former president, Rockefeller Family Fund (1981–1992)
  • Peggy Dulany Founder & Chair, the Synergos Institute; Past Senior Vice President, New York City Partnership; Chair, ProVentures; Board member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Jessica P. Einhorn Managing Director for Finance & Resource Mobilization, the World Bank; Trustee, German Marshall Fund; Director, Institute for International Economics; Executive Committee member, The Trilateral Commission; Director, the European Institute
  • Jonathan F. Fanton, New School for Social Research
  • Neva R. Goodwin Co-director, Tufts University Global Development & Environment Institute; Director, World Development Institute; Director, Winrock International
  • Stephen B. Heintz Founding President & CEO, Demos; Former President, Institute for EastWest Studies; Former Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Economic Development; Former Chief of Staff, Sen. Joseph Lieberman
  • Hunter Lewis Co-founder & President, Cambridge Associates (Arlington, VA)
  • James Moltz President, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute; CIO, Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.; Former Director, New York Stock Exchange; Trustee, Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; Trustee, Charles F. Culpeper Foundation; Trustee, Frank Russell Company
  • John Morning President, John Morning Design
  • Robert B. Oxnam Senior Advisor, Bessemer Securities Group; President Emeritus, the Asia Society; Director, Clemente Global Growth Fund; Director, First Phillipine Fund; Member, Council on Foreign Relations
  • Joseph A. Pierson President, Cypress Films Inc.; Trustee, Preservation League of New York State; Charter board member, Historic House Trust of New York City
  • David Rockefeller, Jr Vice Chairman, Rockefeller Family & Associates; Director & Former Chair, Rockefeller & Co.; Trustee, Asian Cultural Council; Trustee, Museum of Modern Art; Trustee, National Park Foundation; Advisor, Alaska Conservation Foundation; Founder, Alaska Fund
  • Richard Rockefeller Physician
  • Edmond D. Villani President, Scudder Kemper Investments
  • Frank Wisner Vice Chairman, American International Group Inc.; Former U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, Egypt, India, and the Philippines; Former Undersecretary, U.S. Departments of Defense and State
  • Tadataka Yamada Research Chairman, SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals

Peter W. Riggs: Director of East Asia Program since 1993.
Previously, consultant, government of Estonia, management plan, fishing industry and coastal communities.

Consultant, Cambodian Environmental Assessment Team. 

1989 - 1991: visiting lecturer in environmental impact assessment, Pusat Studi Lingkungan, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia.

Recipient, Shansi Memorial Association Fellowship from Gadjah  Mada University, Mellon Foundation Research Grant, Thomas J. Watson Fellowship, Oberlin College's Gorn Prize for Environmental Studies.

Conversant in Indonesian, Japanese, and Russian.

Former professional jazz musician, founding member, arts in education theatre troupe, “The Moving Company.”
B.A., Environmental Studies, Oberlin College; M.S., Centre for Tropical Coastal Management, University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom.
Author: Accountability in the Pesticide Industry
The Rise of Nongovernmental Organizations in China: Implications for Americans; John W. Cook, David M. Lampton, Kevin F. F. Quigley, Peter Riggs, William J. Van Ness, Jr., M. Jon Vondracek, Patricia D. Wright. May 1994.
Urban Environmental Design Charrette in the Pearl River Delta 13th-16th June 2002
International Workshop on the Rehabilitation of Degraded Coastal Systems
Phuket Marine Biological Center, PO Box 60, Phuket 83000, Thailand
19-24 January 1998 Mangroves, shrimp aquaculture and resource tenure: providing economic incentives for community-based restoration activities in coastal SE Asia.

Asian Development Bank NGO Open Forum 9 May 2002
Member, World Bank Group's Common Property Resource Management Network
Trade Policy and Sustainability: The Regional Approached 1-2 February 1999 Geneva Switzerland (International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development - ICTSD)

RBF Contributors:

  • Hope Aldrich $50,000
    Millstream Fund
    25 West 43rd Street, Suite 1202
    New York, New York 10036

  • Laura Thorn  $65,274
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 5600
    New York, New York 0112 

  • Mary Louise Pierson $7,403
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room
    5600 New York, New York

  • Steven & Barbara Rockefeller $250,000
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 5600
    New York, New York 10112 

  • John D Rockefeller IV $105,049
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 5600
    New York, New York 10112 

  • Theodore Spencer $24,406
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 5600
    New York, New York 10112 

  • David H. Spencer $22,769
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 5600
    New York, New York 10112 

  • Lucy R. Waletsky $100,000
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 5600
    New York, New York 10112 

  • Clare Pierson $5,000
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 5600
    New York, New York 10112

  • Naomi Waletsky $5,000
    Apt. 1022
    666 Great Greenwich Street
    New York, New York 10014 

  • Joseph Pierson & Julie Robbins $5,000
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 5600
    New York, New York 10112

  • Steven Rockefeller, Jr.  $5,000
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 5600
    New York, New York 10112         

  • Rachel & George Gumina $5,000
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 5600
    New York, New York 10112       

  • Ingrid Rockefeller Kirkland $5,000
    30 Rockefeller Plaza, Room 5600
    New York, New York 10112

Total Contributions received $        654,901