Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Not to be confused with the Rockefeller Foundation, the Rockefeller Family Fund or the David Rockefeller Fund.
The Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) is a foundation created and run by members of the Rockefeller family to purchase political influence. It was founded in New York City in 1940 as the primary philanthropic vehicle for the five third-generation Rockefeller brothers: John D. Rockefeller III, Nelson, Laurance, Winthrop and David.
The list of grants is only a small selection from several thousand grants. Many of the grantees give further grants to smaller groups, making it hard to get full oversight of the money flow.
The focus areas seem to be supporting regime change (human rights) outfits against Iran, China, Western Balkans, Middle East, etc, plus financing a select controlled opposition in the United States.
The Rockefellers have been early and decisive in funding a large number of groups in the climate change movement.
The Special Studies Project
From 1956 to 1960, the Fund financed a study conceived by its then president, Nelson Rockefeller, to 'define the major problems and opportunities facing the U.S. and clarify national purposes and objectives, and to develop principles which could serve as the basis of future national policy'.
Henry Kissinger,who was then on the faculty of Harvard University, was recruited to direct the project. He also brought on board such luminaries as Edward Teller, Charles Percy, Dean Rusk, John Gardner (president of the Carnegie Corporation) and Henry Luce, along with his brothers Laurance and John D. Rockefeller III.
Seven panels were constituted that looked at issues including military strategy, foreign policy, international economic strategy, governmental reorganization, and the nuclear arms race. Many of its major recommendations - principal among them a massive arms buildup to counter perceived Soviet military superiority - were adopted by U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower in his State of the Union address in January, 1958.The findings of the project formed the framework of Nelson Rockefeller's 1960 presidential election platform
Employee on Wikispooks
|Steven Clark Rockefeller||Chair||1998||2006|
1 of the 20 of the members already have pages here:
|ClimateWorks||Large funder of projects intended to steer public opinion and take control over all government policy under the pretext of fighting climate change. Part of "a blob" of similar very wealthy interconnected foundations with opaque structures. Backers include Bill Gates and Michael Bloomberg.|