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 Ubias. 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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Nathan Cummings Foundation's Going 'All In' Was A Long Time In The Making
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, F.B. Heron Foundation, Ford Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation

NCF, of course, is one of a growing number of major foundations embracing impact investing. About a year ago, the F.B. Heron Foundation announced it had officially moved to investing 100% of its $300...more

Philanthropy as Economic Development? Foundations increasingly step up to kickstart risky ...
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Ford Foundation

The philanthropic efforts of nonprofits and foundations throughout Michigan are increasingly addressing bigger issues such as affordable housing, community revitalization and employment. While these...more

Board OK's application for $150000 grant
Foundation: Ford Foundation

In his proposal, Mueller said the planning process would entail bi-monthly meetings of a select group of community leaders to oversee the planning process, supported by an external facilitator;...more

Just desserts - Sara Lee foundation to invest all assets into social change
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation

The New York-based Nathan Cummings Foundation (NCF), which in 2016 agreed grants of $23 million, said its decision would make it "one of the largest foundations to commit 100 percent" to...more

The Equity Question in Ford's Philanthropic Approach to Puerto Rico
Foundation: Puerto Rico Community Foundation , Ford Foundation

These are not new questions for philanthropy, but they are vitally important. In the same El Nuevo Dia article, Frankie Miranda, senior vice president at the Hispanic [sic] Federation, says, “From...more

Pittsburgh Arts Advocates Make Their Funding Case At The Capitol
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

“There's always bipartisan support -- whether it's local at the state level or at the federal level -- for the arts,” he said. “We feel like we can count on that. People see the value of the...more

Main Street Community Foundation collaborates to support new journalism series on impact of ...
Foundation: Connecticut Community Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Main Street Community Foundation, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

The participating community foundations represent regions throughout the state including the Main Street Community Foundation (Bristol, Southington and surrounding towns), the Hartford Foundation for...more

Nancy Nagel Gibbs '71 to Give Commencement Address
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Dr. Freida Ekotto '86 is chair of the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies and professor of comparative literature at the University of Michigan. Ekotto is the recipient of numerous grants...more

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Donors Raised $100K in Support of Three New Funds
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

These interns will conduct neighborhood surveys, attend trainings and help with new resident recruitment. According to Liana Garcia Fresher, Senior Development Officer at the Hartford Foundation for...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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