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

Barry Diller Reflects On Old Hollywood, His Paramount Days, and Philanthropy
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Goldman Sachs Foundation, Parker Foundation

On Thursday afternoon, at the end of the third-annual, two-day Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, Barry Diller, the chairman of Expedia and...more

Ford Foundation's Darren Walker Writes About the Privilege of Being Privileged
Foundation: Ford Foundation

News type. Member News. Funding Area. Philanthropic & Nonprofit Sectors · PhilanthroPOST logo. Recent News. Pershing Square Supports...more

Did Clinton campaign chair John Podesta help Ford Foundation deal with India?
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation and Greenpeace, whose financing and contributions were under scrutiny by the Indian government last ... reminded Podesta of this in an email about the “India...more

Hartford Foundation commits $10K grants for small nonprofits
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is launching a "Building On Success" program that will involve 12 nonprofits from the Greater Hartford...more

The privilege of being privileged
Foundation: Ford Foundation

We have an “obligation to capitalism” he writes, since capitalism is what created the Foundation in the first place, and it's what makes...more

Philanthropic organizations look to adapt in new era
Foundation: Ford Foundation

ASHTABULA — Philanthropic organizations in Ashtabula County have ... Rivas said her first encounter with philanthropy was when she was 7 and...more

Inclusive philanthropy in the New Gilded Age
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation

Critiquing the models on philanthropy in general was the claim that ... Therefore, while philanthropic endeavours can lead to a school being...more

Ashtabula County Council of Foundations to showcase power of philanthropy
Foundation: Ford Foundation

ASHTABULA — The power of philanthropy will be showcased Friday at the Ashtabula County Council of Foundations luncheon. The event,...more

Community News For The Windsor Edition
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

WINDSOR — Windsor Education Foundation's seventh annual "Farms to Fork" dinner raised more than $6,000 to be used to fund grants for...more

Where Do You See Yourself In the Next Five Years?
Foundation: Altman Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies, Ford Foundation, Overbrook Foundation

Our plan builds on PNY's nearly four-decade history of nurturing an effective philanthropic community. We hope you will take the time to read the...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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