ARCHIVED* Rockefeller Foundation 100 Resilient Cities Centennial Challenge

In 2014, marking the centennial anniversary of its founding, the Rockefeller Foundation announced the launch of a $100 million challenge to help one hundred cities build greater resilience. As of May 2016, the 100 Resilient Cities network reached 100 members and is no longer accepting applications.

Between 2014 and 2016, Rockefeller invited municipal officials and leaders of major institutions within a city to apply for support to develop and implement a plan for building city-level resilience, while addressing the poor and most vulnerable constituents in particular.

Each winning city received three forms of support: assistance in creating a plan, along with tools, technical support, and resources for implementation; membership in the foundation's network of 100 Resilient Cities, which provides support aimed at fostering knowledge sharing among network members; and support for the hiring of a "Chief Resilience Officer" to oversee the development of a resilience strategy for the city - and to be part of the 100 Resilient Cities learning network.


Publication Date: July 2014

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