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Rockefeller Foundation

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Formed in 1913, the Rockefeller Foundation, sometimes a target of conspiracy theorists as a "hidden government", is a major U.S. philanthropic organization, significantly associated with the start of formal medical research programs. [1] It is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation.

Its current work focuses on five interrelated initiatives: [2]

  1. Basic Survival Safeguards: Secure food, water, housing and infrastructure
  2. Global Health: Accessible, affordable and equitable health services and systems
  3. Climate & Environment: Sustainable growth and resilience to climate change
  4. Urbanization: Solutions for fast-growing cities
  5. Social & Economic Security: Stronger safety nets, reinvigorated citizenship, re-imagined policy frameworks


  1. John Barry, The Great Influenza
  2. Our Focus, Rockefeller Foundation