Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.

At Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, our mission is to help donors create thoughtful, effective philanthropy throughout the world.

aka RPA   |   New York, NY   |  www.rockpa.org

Mission

At Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, our mission is to help donors create thoughtful, effective philanthropy throughout the world. Integrity Our reason for being — guiding philanthropy that shifts the world forward — is impossible without the highest levels of professional and ethical standards. This is reflected in every relationship we create, just as it shapes the way we work. As our client, you’ll receive the same deep respect that we show our partners, vendors and other stakeholders. Our processes and management are transparent, and we always disclose any potential conflicts of interest. Our team operates within a work environment that helps them thrive personally and professionally.

Ruling year info

1991

President & CEO

Melissa A. Berman

Main address

6 West 48th Street, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10036 USA

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EIN

13-3615533

NTEE code info

Other Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations N.E.C. (T99)

International Relief (Q33)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs and results

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How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person),

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/6/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Valerie Rockefeller

Rockefeller Brothers Fund

Cathy Frank Halstead

Mac Broderick

Castleton Commodities International

Melissa Berman

RPA

Michael Quattrone

David Rockefeller Fund

Kyungsun Chung

Root Impact

Luther Ragin, Jr.

Global Impact Investing Network

Peter Case

Truth Box Architects

Sarah Teacher

Impact Investing Institute

Theo Spencer

Rien van Gendt

Van Leer Group Foundation

Ana Marie Argilagos

Hispanics in Philanthropy

Melvin Galloway

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Philomena Gibbons

Wellcome Trust

Crystal Hayling

The Libra Foundation

Massimo Lapucci

Fondazione CRT

Ryan Rockefeller

Peter Rockefeller

Brock Capital Group

Robin Strawbridge

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 04/06/2022

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 04/06/2022

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  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.