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 UbiŮas. 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

City of Syracuse, Gifford Foundation Announce $25000 Grant to Conduct Community Outreach for ...

“Through this process, youth will learn and demonstrate civic engagement skills that will last a lifetime. By listening, learning and sharing they...more

Inside a Funder Collaborative Seeking Social Justice Through Pop Culture
Foundation: General Service Foundation, Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Unbound Philanthropy, Unbound Philanthropy, Kellogg Foundation

Funders of this earlier work included Ford, Unbound Philanthropy and the Nathan Cummings Foundation. Last year, the latter two backed a set...more

White males need not apply for this $10000 social justice journalism grant
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Journalism grants to probe social justice issues offered through Brandeis ... They're funded by the Ford Foundation, a philanthropic organization...more

Boys and Girls Clubs receives grant to start awards program
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County announced Tuesday it has been awarded a $10,000 grant by the Ford Motor Fund to launch “Ford Junior...more

Holocaust, Genocide and Interfaith Education Center Continues Innovative Programming
Foundation: Ford Foundation

She has held research grants from the Carnegie Foundation, the Ford Foundation, a Rockefeller fellowship at the National Humanities Center and...more

Missing Patrons: Will More Major Donors Give for Art and Social Justice?
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Weingart Foundation, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation

... point to an emerging philanthropic roadmap for arts patrons and collectors. ... As repeatedly noted here on Inside Philanthropy, museums‚ÄĒparticularly ... Evans on the state of arts philanthropy...more

Charter Oak Health Center gets $300K grant for specialty services project
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is providing a $300,000 grant to Charter Oak Health Care Center Inc. to help the Federally Qualified...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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