The Rockefeller Foundation is one of the most prominent and powerful philanthropic organizations in the world. It was established in the 19th century by John D. Rockefeller, Sr., along with his son, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. The non-profit corporation was created with the general mission of promoting "the well-being of mankind throughout the world" and has been central to the development of post-secondary education in the United States, especially the Ivy League universities. The organization also single-handedly financed the University of Chicago and the Chicago School of Economics.
John D. Rockefeller, Sr., was very impressed with Andrew Carnegie's philosophy on philanthropy and used the Carnegie system as a model, but the general mission statement allowed more latitude for the foundation to address its private agenda. In addition, the Rockefeller Foundation has been very interested in international affairs, helping to fund the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom. Headquartered in New York City, it is also well known for relationships with Chase Manhattan Bank and J.P. Morgan Chase, along with the foundation's real estate holdings on Fifth Avenue.
During its early years the foundation focused largely on medical advances in health and public hygiene, in addition to education. The foundation established public health schools at both Johns Hopkins and Harvard University. It also established the International Health Commission as the first worldwide health organization, providing the model for the contemporary World Health Organization. The foundation would also establish the China Medical Board as part of the international effort.
Though they were focused in the early stages on health for the international masses, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., established a memorial foundation later in honor of his mother and this memorial began to include social sciences in the cumulative mission. The research would expand to include agrarian yield improvements in the 1940s, laying the framework for what has evolved into the Green Revolution. The agrarian focus is still a major part of the organization's mission, especially in regions of Africa that are decimated with drought, illiteracy and an AIDS epidemic.
The Rockefeller Foundation is currently working in partnership with the Gates Foundation and the Ford Foundation in this region to supposedly raise the standard of living and access to health care for the millions that are affected, but are often criticized for ineffective measures and possible corruption within the system, especially with the political climate in the region. The Medical Sciences Division of the foundation directs its energies toward women's health issues and research on viruses in various regions of the world.
The Rockefeller Foundation is a private organization with a very impressive list of past and present trustees, including David Rockefeller, Jr. The Rockefeller Foundation President is Judith Rodin, Chair of the Department of Psychology at Yale University. There have been several members of the donor family that served as trustees of the foundation. Both John D. Rockefeller, Sr., and his son were very active in the foundation's work in the early stages of development, but recent history has seen few family members in the management staff in order to limit the amount of family influence and promote a perception of independence. David Rockefeller, Jr., became a trustee in 2006.
This reconnection with the family may be a problem for the Rockefeller Foundation. David Rockefeller is known to be a co-director of the Bilderberg Group, which is a perceived informal group of the global financial elite that meets annually by invitation at various locations around the globe. The interests of the group are held in extreme secrecy. Rockefeller himself has given speeches on the subject of population control and the allocation of resources for a planet that is over-populated.
David Rockefeller's political power is also a contentious perceptive situation. In addition to a Bilderberg Director, he is a lifetime trustee of the Trilateral Commission and a board member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an admitted globalist and has clearly stated in several speeches that the secrecy that has been afforded the Bilderbergers by international news agencies for the past 50 years has been essential to allowing the group to focus on its agenda for world government with very little information on the organization being released publicly.
As a leading proponent of world government, David Rockefeller has directed his family's massive fortunes toward achieving this goal. In the process, he has made himself and his loved ones a target of literally tens of millions who do not appreciate the idea of a worldwide bureaucratic Leviathan. Rockefeller continues to pursue his goals but the Internet Reformation itself is gradually undermining them. When the ambit of Rockefeller's achievements are finally totaled, they may reveal an assiduous promotion of global authoritarianism and nothing more.