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

Podcast: Celebrating Unsung Donors, Yesterday and Today
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Karl Zinsmeister, who oversees publication at the Philanthropy Roundtable, has taken upon himself to ... And where did his philanthropic interests...more

Senior Associate, US Impact Investing Alliance
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The Senior Associate will serve as an essential team member of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance (“the Alliance”) which is being incubated at the...more

Bridge Family Center Awarded Major Grant from Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

“It is an honor to receive a General Operating Support grant from the Hartford Foundation. It is an endorsement of our mission and of our health as...more

Impact Investing and Venture Philanthropy's Role in Sowing the Seeds of Financial Opportunity
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Since philanthropic foundations are established and controlled by billionaires whose wealth and power is derived from human exploitation...more

DC3 to Develop Inclusive Urban Development Strategy for Next Phase of Detroit City of Design ...
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

... CHAT of Michigan, Cite du Design, University of Michigan, ArtPlace, Ford Foundation, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, University...more

Living Cities Catalyst Impact Funds Selected for Annual ImpactAssets 50 Showcase
Foundation: Ford Foundation

... Executive Director, U.S. Impact Investing Alliance of Ford Foundation and ... ImpactAssets' donor advised fund (The Giving Fund), Impact...more

Name-Checking the Leading Lights of Impact Investing at the Economist Conference
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Simply by declaring that impact investing is going mainstream, the ... children) defect, all of the big banks have stood up impact investment...more

Hartford Foundation awards schools grant for community partnerships
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

MANCHESTER — For the third consecutive year, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is awarding Manchester Public Schools a one-year grant...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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Social Entrepreneurship

New York Social Impact Partnership to Tackle Recidivism

New York Social Impact Partnership to Tackle Recidivism
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