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

Three Ways Ford Foundation's Shift To Inequality Will Affect Nonprofits Everywhere
Foundation: Ford Foundation

You know Ford Motor F -0.45% Company, the automotive giant. But what you may not be familiar with is the multibillion-dollar grant-making...more

Waterford schools foundation receives $10500 gift

The Waterford Foundation for Public Education received a grant from the AT&T Foundation Monday. Supterintendent Keith Wunderlich, left, is...more

Lessons for Chinese Philanthropists from the American Experience
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Microsoft, Ford Foundation

Private philanthropy has a long tradition in the West, historically mostly ... The 20th century saw the creation of large philanthropic...more

A $50000 Artist Grant to Do Something Different
Foundation: Ford Foundation

This year, the organization announced a $20 million operations endowment from Ford Foundation, million-dollar-grants from The...more

Grant to fund school to career program
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The grant will support community partnerships and increase options, like ... “This year's focus on developing authentic family, school, and...more

FRONTLINE Receives $4.2 Million MacArthur Foundation Grant
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

As part of an expanded grantmaking push in the journalism and media space, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today...more

Global Philanthropy and Inequality
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Global philanthropy aims to reduce inequality in developing countries ... Philanthropic activity in Southern countries means new institutions...more

'Joshi offered key MHA info to Ford Foundation'
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation

'Joshi offered key MHA info to Ford Foundation' ... HIV/AIDS Alliance, both recipients of grants from Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, by issuing them...more

Foundations and Politics: How Left-Wing Foundations Dominate the Game
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Johnson Foundation , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The research was funded by grants — worth $296,325 in 2001 and $463,900 in 2007 — from the left-wing Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,...more

How impact investing is changing philanthropy
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

The article addresses concerns about impact investing through many organization's philanthropy and how there should be more of it. Many organizations such as Benefit Chicago and Kresge Foundation...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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