The Ford Foundation (NY)

The Ford Foundation was founded on January 15, 1936 by the son of the founder of the Ford Motor Company, Edsel Ford.

During its early years, the foundation led by the Ford family members operated in Michgan. The foundation aimed to allocate resources for scientific, educational, and charitable purposes, all for the welfare of the public.

Today, the Ford Foundation is led by its 9th president, Luis Ubiņas. They remain commited to advancing human welfare. The headquarters of the foundation is in New York City which supports all 50 states, and 10 regional offices worldwide which supports over 50 countries.

Their program continues to serve public welfare through strengthening democratic values, reducing poverty and injustice, and promoting international cooperation and advancing human achievement.

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Recent News from Ford Foundation

The arts are 'the soul of the country' and are worth fighting for, Ford Foundation leader tells arts ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

He shot down the suggestion that private donations, foundation grants and crowdsourcing campaigns can replace the endowments, saying that...more

City Schools Education Foundation Announces CORE Awards, Banquet
Foundation: Ford Foundation

She received a Ford Foundation grant to form a performing troupe at New York State School for the Deaf; was choreographer for Levi Strauss...more

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities Receives Major Grants from the Anne Ford Foundation and ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities, a nonprofit organization based in Westport, CT, has received generous grants from both the Anne...more

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Foundation: John A. Hartford Foundation

Current enrollment in college; Interest in philanthropy, health care, and/or aging ... Wellspring Advisors, a private philanthropic consulting firm, seeks...more

Fluxx Receives $16 Million
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

“Fluxx's mission is to enable the philanthropic community to do their ... “We are fusing leading-edge technology with tried and true philanthropy,”...more

Knight Foundation Boosts Funding for Local Journalism in Detroit Area
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

... Engagement Fund, an organization that also has the support of the Ford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast...more

Rasmuson Foundation works to make communities better
Foundation: Rasmuson Foundation, Ford Foundation

Kaplan says the history of the Rasmuson Foundation in Alaska began in ... Kaplan says the foundation has grown to about $600 million, and...more

An Insider's Guide to the CEP Conference
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Johnson Foundation , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

Tags: 2017 Conference, CEP conference, leading effective foundations · Phil Buchanan · Previous post Influencing Philanthropic Practice...more

Knight Foundation is Making a Million Dollar Investment in Detroit Journalism
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

... for the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund, a collaboration with the Ford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast...more

NALAC Awards $309500 to 49 Artists and Organizations
Foundation: Surdna Foundation , Ford Foundation

The National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures (NALAC) is pleased to announce $309,500 in grants to 49 artists and organizations through...more

Illustrative Grants from Ford Foundation

Center for Teaching Quality Inc. - $199,500

Center for Studies of the State and Society - $493,706

Center for Studies of the State and Society - $150,000

Center for Rural Strategies Inc. - $400,000

Rick KNIEF - $70,000

Njabulo Simakahle Ndebele - $139,500

A Better Balance - $100,000

Accion Latina - $25,000

Acorn Housing Corporation - $200,000

Action Canada for Population and Development - $325,000

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