Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation (English Rockefeller Foundation ) is a New York-based organization. It was founded by John D. Rockefeller with the purpose of promoting the " welfare of mankind throughout the world ".

On May 14, 1913 New York's then- Governor William Sulzer approved the statutes of the foundation, which soon began its activities.

  • Founding members: John D. Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Frederick Taylor Gates, Harry Pratt Judson, Simon Flexner, Starr J. Murphy, Jerome D. Greene, Wickliffe Rose and Charles 0 Heydt.
  • Board of Directors: Chairman: John D. Rockefeller, Jr.; President George E. Vincent; Secretary: Edwin R. Embree; Treasurer: L. G. Myers; Auditor: Robert H. Kirk; assistant treasurer: Landon Minor Dashiell;
  • Members: Wallace Buttrick, Simon Flexner, Harry E. Fosdick, Frederick T. Gates, A. Burton Hepburn, Charles E. Hughes, Harry Pratt Judson, Starr J. Murphy, John D. Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Wickliffe Rose, Julius Rosenwald, Martin A. Ryerson, Frederick Strauss, George E. Vincent.

The Foundation's assets totaled $ 101,324,576.78 and was with the Carnegie Foundation, the largest in America. It was the purpose in life of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

The Foundation worked in the following areas

  • Agriculture - Agriculture
  • Culture - Culture
  • Education - Education
  • Health - Health
  • Institute of Medical Research ( RIMR ) to research the causes, prevention and cures of disease. Today: The Rockefeller University
  • Natural Sciences - Science
  • Peace & Conflict - Peace and Conflict Studies
  • Social Sciences - Social Sciences

Over the years, the organization has contributed to the promotion of public health and medical education, scientific progress and social research, it has been used for an increase in food production, for art and culture, and many other areas of public life around the globe.

The end of 2001 the endowment was valued at approximately 3.1 billion U.S. dollars.

An important sub - organization for Germany was the Abraham Lincoln Foundation (ALS), the many outstanding scientists counted in the Weimar period to its members, grants awarded to begabete trainees and generally sought to promote the concept of democracy in education.

There were also serious mistakes. From 1932 to 1935, the foundation funded, among other things, the twin studies of Otmar Freiherr von Verschuer at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology, Human Heredity and Eugenics in Berlin.

The fascist and Protestant churches publicist Gislher Savoy had received an ALS scholarship for a stay in the U.S. at a young age. After his return he became one of the most aggressive anti-Americans in the Nazi journalism, where he presented himself because of his journey as a professional. He remained in this line for life at even later at Christ and the world.

The Bellagio Center

The Rockefeller Foundation is also the owner and operator of the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center in Villa Serbelloni in Bellagio, Italy. The property was bequeathed to the Foundation in 1950. To center on a 200,000 m² grounds at the tip of the peninsula on Lake Como, the main building is one with one or two- room apartments, a library with adjoining lounge, a breakfast room and dining room with a spacious outdoor terrace. Small structures in the forest with internet access are set up as a research rooms for the guests. In a second building complex right on the lake, which was opened in September 2001, are available to guests apartments and meeting rooms available.

The Bellagio Center both a conference and a residency program is carried out. Social and natural scientists, artists, writers, musicians and politicians around the world can apply for a stay of two to six weeks from the Foundation.