Over the course of his career as a philanthropist and financial executive, Robert Rosenkranz has worked to support public policy education and research nationwide.   In 1985, he established The Rosenkranz Foundation, a nonprofit focused on public policy discourse, higher education, and the arts.

The Rosenkranz Foundation supports the activities of Intelligence Squared U.S., a public policy debate program headquartered in New York City. Intelligence Squared U.S. provides a valuable forum for reasoned public discourse through which people from a diverse array of intellectual backgrounds can discuss some of the most pressing public policy issues of the day.  Intelligence Squared U.S. broadcasts live in locations such as Chicago, New York, and Washington, D.C., broadcast on more than 220 National Public Radio stations, and it distributes content through a number of well-known digital media channels.  Robert Rosenkranz has served as the chairman of Intelligence Squared U.S. for nearly a decade.

The Rosenkranz Foundation also supports the work of major think tanks such as the American Enterprise Institute, the Policy Exchange in London, and the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research. Moreover, the foundation endowed a writer-in-residency position at Yale University and underwrote the renovation of Pierson College’s Rosenkranz Court.

A patron of the arts, Robert also leads the foundation in promoting the study and appreciation of Asian art.