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 Ubiñas. 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

Conference in Beijing highlights gender inequality
Foundation: Ford Foundation

"In terms of philanthropic commitments, international experience has shown that we need to strive for strategic philanthropy. This is the only way...more

CT Philanthropy Digest - June 2017
Foundation: Aetna Foundation , Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Main Street Community Foundation, New Canaan Community Foundation

ABOUT CCP and the CONNECTICUT PHILANTHROPY DIGEST >> .... funds, individual philanthropists, and those serving the philanthropic...more

Ackman, Counting Philanthropic Wins, Says He Needs to Make Money
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Ackman, speaking at a June 5 dinner in Manhattan for the nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs he funds, made clear it's not his...more

This foundation wants its investments to have a social impact
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Why did you decide to go all in on social-impact investing? After the 2008 crash, there was rising inequity and unemployment. If we were just...more

How Are Funders Boosting Arts Engagement Across Diverse Communities?
Foundation: Ford Foundation, James Irvine Foundation , Joyce Foundation, Wallace Foundation, Wallace Foundation , Wallace Foundation , Irvine Foundation, Wallace Foundation

Corporate funders are relatively less active in the arts philanthropy space. ... "Philanthropic efforts in the arts must make a fundamental shift...more

Institutional LGBTQ funding reached record high in 2015
Foundation: Arcus Foundation, Gill Foundation, California Endowment, Coca-Cola Foundation, Ford Foundation

Of the 100 largest foundations in the United States, 41 awarded at least one grant on LGBTQ issues — a slight increase over 2014. Of these...more

LOFT could use sponsorships

The Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow (LOFT) is our local community foundation through which individuals, families, organizations...more

Shubert Foundation Awards $26.8 Million in Grants
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Through its 2017 Grants Program, the Shubert Foundation in New York City has awarded grants totaling $26.8 million to performing arts...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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