Our Commitments/
Making opportunity universal and sustainable through


We seek to make big bets at the frontiers of science, technology, and innovation to solve the world’s great inequities

Transforming Catalytic Ideas into Breakthrough Solutions

The Innovation team applies multi-faceted and pioneering approaches to entrenched problems, with a track record of harnessing breakthrough ideas and technologies for long-term transformational change.

Our team explores and devises new ways to use the power of convenings, networks, data science, and innovative solutions to improve the well-being of all people.

  • 5,000residents

    at Bellagio have produced novel solutions and works of art at the Center since its opening in 1959

  • $435million

    in benefits delivered to the American people through Benefits Data Trust

  • $90million

    in joint commitments to advance digital public infrastructure and data science for social benefit

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A Closer Look

Our Multi-Faceted Approach

As a transformational force in the innovation ecosystem, we design, test, launch, and scale up new approaches to solving the world’s most pressing and persistent challenges. With team members working at every stage of the innovation pipeline, we know how to mobilize the people and resources necessary to move from breakthrough ideas to scaled, collaborative impacts. By leveraging the Foundation’s research capabilities, convening power, networking reach, and funding influence, we strive to ensure that new ideas and technologies deliver positive long-lasting solutions and serve the public interest.

Our Work and Impact

Promoting the well-being of humanity around the world takes creative solutions and unexpected collaborations – two keystones of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Innovation team. This team utilizes innovative techniques, partnerships, and technologies to propel forward a diversity of work surrounding climate change, energy poverty, food insecurity, inclusive and equitable economic opportunity, and more.

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