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 Ubińas. 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

LBS and Ford Foundation are on a mission to train Africa's next generation of young leaders
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Dr. Ijeoma Nwagwu also highlighted that the programme will cut across various aspects of nonprofit management, and will strategically examine leadership effectiveness, business fundamentals, and...more

Grant County Court minutes: Feb. 14, 2018
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The court reviewed a letter from GC Health Dept. Accreditation Coordinator Kathy Cancilla requesting that Jessica Winegar, Health Department Manager, be officially appointed as the Local Community...more

Dropbox Launches $20 Million Foundation Focused on Human Rights
Foundation:, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ford Foundation

Online file-hosting service Dropbox has announced the launch of the Dropbox Foundation with an initial endowment of $20 million. Jointly funded by Dropbox co-founder and CEO Drew Houston, co-founder...more

With the Press Under Attack—Literally, in Many Places—Who's Coming to Its Defense?
Foundation: Ford Foundation

“Attacks on the press are not new,” CPJ director of development John Weis, told Inside Philanthropy. “What's new in the United States is President Trump's anti-press rhetoric and his use of the...more

LBS partners Ford Foundation, trains non-profit leaders on leadership and management
Foundation: Ford Foundation

In order to integrate best practices into the nonprofit sector, Lagos Business School has collaborated with Ford Foundation to run a leadership and management programme that will train young African...more

Do's and Don'ts for Building Ties With Donors at Family Foundations

When people think of philanthropy and grant making, big players like the Bill and Melinda Gates or Ford foundations generally come to mind. But it would be a mistake for nonprofits to overlook...more

Donor Organizing: A Funder's Commitment to Next Generation Progressive Philanthropists
Foundation: Surdna Foundation , Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

In this kind of environment, it makes sense to see a social justice stalwart like the Surdna Foundation roll out a new set of grants with an eye on the long-term future of progressive movement...more

Donor Organizing: A Funder's Commitment to NextGen Progressive Philanthropists
Foundation: Surdna Foundation , Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Over a year into Donald Trump's presidency, it can be tempting to see recent progressive philanthropy as a whole lot of rapid response. From standing up for immigrants to safeguarding the...more

What role can community foundations play in achieving the SDGs?
Foundation: Boston Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ford Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO — Last week, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation announced it now has $13.5 billion in assets. That makes it worth more than the Ford Foundation, with an endowment outranked only...more

Hartford Public Schools District Receives $380000 Grant from Hartford Foundation to Support ...
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

HARTFORD, CT -- Across the nation, educators are placing greater emphasis on finding ways to authentically engage families and surrounding school communities in the support and expansion of...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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