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

Ford Foundation Awards MoCAD $120000 Grant for Fellowship Program
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation Awards MoCAD $120,000 Grant for Fellowship Program ... The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts has announced that it...more

Are Foundations and Their Grantees Discussing Race?
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Last week I attended a convening of the Ford Foundation's philanthropy portfolio grantees, of which CEP is one. The gathering, held at the...more

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Interview with Jim Gibbons
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Philanthropy sat with Gibbons to learn more about his organization's mission, its decentralized structure, the barriers to work and self-support...more

Ford Foundation's Darren Walker In NY Times Piece on Criminal Justice
Foundation: Ford Foundation

If America is to be America, we have to engage in a larger conversation than just the criminal justice system,” notes...more

A Watchdog with Only One Eye
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

If Mayer had wanted to expose philanthropy scandals from the period, she could ... Today the wealthy's “weapon of choice” is philanthropy, and they are ... an excellent example of...more

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Foundation: Ford Foundation

Ford and any other philanthropy that aims to improve life for the most ... The wrong kind of philanthropic help can actually reduce economic mobility...more

Hartford Foundation Announces Grants To Replace State Cuts
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

In light of these budget cuts, the Hartford Foundation recently announced that they will offer $1 million in grants to assist qualifying, area...more

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Foundation: Greater Houston Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, Greater New Orleans Foundation

... in many millions of dollars in philanthropic money annually from funders on both sides of this contentious issue—with no end to this giving in...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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