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

Sanford Foundation to get new home

The building will also include the Sanford Hall - an area devoted to the philanthropy of Denny Sanford and the nearly $1 Billion he has donated to...more

Sanford to build 'house' honoring Denny Sanford's legacy

... of a presidential library dedicated to his philanthropic involvement at Sanford ... “There's this ripple effect that has been created by Denny's philanthropy, ... Sanford Foundation...more

Bring the Funders of Black Lives Matter Violence to Justice
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The announcement defaults to Borealis Philanthropy. What is Borealis Philanthropy? It's what is known as a philanthropic intermediary. And it's not...more

Liberal foundations are trying to deradicalize Black Lives Matter with giant donations
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The Black-Led Movement Fund (BLMF), led by Borealis Philanthropy, is a collaborative and ... In partnership with donors and activists, the BLMF aims to support philanthropic and field-building...more

According to Forbes, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation Sets Example for Philanthropists
Foundation: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation , Ford Foundation

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

Black Lives Matter cashes in with $100 million from liberal foundations
Foundation: NoVo Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

The Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy recently announced the ... That funding comes in addition to more than $33 million in grants to...more

Nonprofit Details Plans for Memorial to Lynching Victims
Foundation: Ford Foundation

... to date include Google and the Ford Foundation. Read a Chronicle of Philanthropy feature about Mr. Stevenson and the lynching-memorial...more

Foundations Want You To Know They Make A Difference--Not Just Write Checks
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Skillman Foundation

"We wanted to give voice to a collective concern that we all have in philanthropy about what's happening in our country." It all started with...more

Why Ford Foundation Is Underwriting Black Lives Matter
Foundation: Ford Foundation

... fund designed to support the work of the Movement for Black Lives (M4BL), and led by Borealis Philanthropy. ... Philanthropic & Nonprofit...more

Guilford Youth Leadership is Purple Proud

The Interact Youth Advisory Group recommended the $1,500 grant for DAY Week to the Guilford Foundation, specifically for the purple flag displays...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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