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 Ubińas. 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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Grant to help Rexford foundation for children in foster care

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Foundation: Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

The Community Foundation of Northwest Mississippi totally funded the Community Digital Scholars program. We've also helped 400 other...more

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Foundation: Marguerite Casey Foundation, Marguerite Casey Foundation , Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

... formerly a philanthropic advisor at US Trust, consultant Nitika Raj and Brent ... “Twenty years we have a field called LGBT philanthropy,” Vaid...more

Hartford Foundation Awards $40000 Grant For South Windsor Senior Center Renovations
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The center's advisory council of 14 seniors will provide input on use of the new...more

Big Gifts, Big Problems: Takeaways From Capital Project Hell at Lincoln Center
Foundation: Ford Foundation

This may be the future of arts philanthropy. The "Old World" model of Geffenesque patrons seems to be receding, making way for donors striving...more

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Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

“As a philanthropic organization, we do not engage in political activities nor do we provide grants to support such activities,” the foundation...more

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Foundation: Surdna Foundation , Ford Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

Recently, I had the opportunity to connect with Risë Wilson, Rauschenberg's director of philanthropy, to talk about the foundation's pivot, its strategy...more

Grants and Other Opportunities
Foundation: Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Greater New Britain, Connecticut Community Foundation, Perrin Family Foundation, Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut

Find Grants, Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and Other Opportunites from CCP members and select non-members. Links are provided to funder...more

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Foundation: Ford Foundation, Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

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Open Society, Ford Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy Support Delivering on the Dream Initiative
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, Unbound Philanthropy

Open Society, Ford Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy Support Delivering on the ... Read @ Inside Philanthropy ... Philanthropic & Nonprofit...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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