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

Martin County Community Foundation
Foundation: Martin County Community Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation

After nearly three decades of cultivating the growth of charitable causes, the Martin County Community Foundation is ready to “make it rain” for a...more

New Book Pries Open the Policy Window on Education Philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

New Book Pries Open the Policy Window on Education Philanthropy ... Army, which is a well-known nonprofit but not a philanthropic...more

Convergence: Philanthropy as a Partner in Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
Foundation: Ford Foundation

UN General Assembly Opening Week Side Event. Wednesday, September 21 8:15am – 2:00pm. Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd Street, New...more

Among Ford's Foot Soldiers For Combating Inequality: Public Interest Technologists
Foundation: Ford Foundation

When the Ford Foundation pivoted toward combating inequality "in all its forms," many people wondered how, practically speaking, this strategy...more

How LOFT is helping the local community

Thanks to a $2,363 grant from the Lafayette Oxford Foundation for Tomorrow ... The Gordon Community Center, formally Abbeville School, was the...more

Jamal Crawford on philanthropy: 'Do it because it's the right thing to do.'

Twice this year, Crawford received recognition for his philanthropic efforts. ... Wilkens presented Crawford with a Sports Philanthropy Award in...more

Educational issues a symptom of Detroit's highly racialized character, Ford Foundation president ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Underscoring the foundation's grants today is a strong focus on equality and inclusion. For Walker, herself and many others, it was education...more

In 2014 29 Orgs Committed $1.5 Billion to Impact Investing. Where's the Money after 18 Months?
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Case Foundation, Ford Foundation, McKnight Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation

29 organizations committed impact investing funds as part of the United ... “We're going to have some major new commitments of impact...more

What A Difference A Year Makes Tideline Grew Rapidly Reflecting Surging Interest in Impact ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

All have invested in expanding their impact investment strategies with ... “In order to capitalize on the growth of impact investing, our clients are...more

Hartford Community Schools Receive $1.6 Million
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. In 2015, the...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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