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 Ubiñas. 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

Fund to give $322000 for local journalism engagement efforts
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

Support comes from the Miami-based John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York-based Ford Foundation and the Detroit-based Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. The local foundation...more

The past week in the Charleston economy
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

The grants are from five foundations: $150,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; $250,000 from the Ford Foundation; $200,000 from The Kresge Foundation; $250,000 from The Speedwell Foundation;...more

John A. Hartford Foundation Awards Three Grants to Help Seniors
Foundation: John A. Hartford Foundation

The John A. Hartford Foundation in New York City has announced three grants totaling $833,000 in support of efforts to disseminate evidence and tools that can improve cost and quality outcomes for...more

Community Foundation Update (12/09/17)
Foundation: Community Foundation of the Lowcountry, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Alaska Community Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, Community Foundation of Louisville, New York Community Trust, Vermont Community Foundation

Alaska. The Seward Community Foundation, an affiliate of the Alaska Community Foundation, has announced grants totaling more than $500,000 to organizations serving residents of Seward, Moose Pass,...more

Thank You For Your Wonderful Support This Year

Thanks to Shineman, we had billboards up this year – maybe you've seen the one that's still up? We wanted to remind you we're still here, bringing art experiences to your community. The Oswego...more

The Future Awards Africa holds today
Foundation: Ford Foundation

All is now set for the 12th edition of The Future Awards Africa 2017. Themed 'Nigeria's New Tribe', the 2017 edition seeks to acknowledge inspiring young people making a difference through social...more

First scientists fair in Southeast coming
Foundation: Ford Foundation

A non-governmental organisation based in Enugu, the South Saharan Social Development Organisation is behind that plan. The NGO said that over 25 original inventions and innovations from people either...more

Charleston's International African American Museum announces more donations worth $1 million
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Lilly Endowment

The grants are from five foundations: $150,000 from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, $250,000 from the Ford Foundation, $200,000 from The Kresge Foundation, $250,000 from The Speedwell Foundation and...more

Bon voyage: KBMF crew plans trip to South Africa to replicate Zulu Butte trip
Foundation: Ford Foundation

“Really I think it became about their spending a lot of time with the arts community in Butte and realizing the value of arts … ... While radio may seem like a thing of the past to those who have...more

Strange Bedfellows? Ford and Walton Join Forces on Arts Diversity
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

Add it all up, and the Walton Family Foundation's unlikely partnership with the left-leaning Ford Foundation isn't a bizarre philanthropic outlier as much as brand "enhancement" wrought by...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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