Rockefeller Foundation


Rockefeller Foundation
Rockefeller Foundation [Rockefeller Foundation]
a large US public trust (= organization providing money for projects that help society). It was established in 1913 by John D Rockefeller and supports research in medical science, agriculture and social issues. These include problems of hunger, education, social equality and the environment.

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  • Rockefeller Foundation —   [ rɔkɪfelə faʊn deɪʃn], 1913 von J. D. Rockefeller in New York errichtete Stiftung zur Förderung des Wohls der Menschheit. Anfänglich v. a. auf Unterstützung der medizinischen Forschung und Bekämpfung von Volkskrankheiten und Seuchen gerichtet …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Rockefeller Foundation — The Rockefeller Foundation (RF) is a prominent philanthropic organization and private foundation based at 420 Fifth Avenue, New York City. The preeminent institution established by the six generation Rockefeller family, it was founded by John D.… …   Wikipedia

  • Rockefeller Foundation — Die Rockefeller Stiftung (engl. Rockefeller Foundation) ist eine in New York City beheimatete wohltätige Organisation. Sie wurde von John D. Rockefeller gegründet mit dem Zweck, das „Wohl der Menschheit auf der ganzen Welt“ zu fördern. Am 14. Mai …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rockefeller Foundation — a large US public trust (= organization providing money for projects that help society). It was established in 1913 by John D Rockefeller and supports research in medical science, agriculture and social issues. These include problems of hunger,… …   Universalium

  • Rockefeller Foundation — A trust chartered for the broad purpose of promoting the well being of mankind throughout the world, the practical objectives being the advancement of knowledge and the application of knowledge to human interests and needs, particularly by… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Rockefeller — is a surname, and may refer to:Rockefeller family*John D. Rockefeller, Sr. (1839–1937), founder of the Standard Oil Company and the six generation family dynasty, and richest person in history *Laura Spelman Rockefeller (1839–1915), wife of John… …   Wikipedia

  • ROCKEFELLER (LES) — ROCKEFELLER LES Dynastie d’industriels et d’hommes politiques qui naît avec John Davison Rockefeller (1839 1937), se poursuit avec son fils, John D. Rockefeller junior (1874 1960), et se prolonge avec Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller (1908 1979), maire …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Rockefeller —   [ rɔkɪfelə],    1) John Davison, amerikanischer Unternehmer, * Richford (N. Y.) 8. 7. 1839, ✝ Ormond Beach (Fla.) 23. 5. 1937, Großvater von 2); gründete 1859 in Cleveland (Ohio) eine Produktenhandlung, der er 1863 eine Erdölraffinerie… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Rockefeller Brothers Fund — The Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF), ( Philanthropy for an Interdependent World ), is an international philanthropic organisation created and run by members of the Rockefeller family. It was set up in New York City in 1940 as the primary… …   Wikipedia

  • Rockefeller family — See also: Rockefeller Rockefeller Ethnicity German American Current region Ohio, New York Information Place of origin …   Wikipedia


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