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

Spelman College Awarded $5.4 Million Grant from the Walton Family Foundation for Atlanta ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Walton Family Foundation

"The Atlanta University Center has a rich history of excellence in the arts. ... Over the course of the Walton Family Foundation grant, the funding...more

She's rewriting the rules of philanthropy in New Orleans
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Greater New Orleans Foundation

A portrait of Linetta Gilbert by artist Jessica Strahan of Where Y'Art, as commissioned by | The Times-Picayune for its "300 for...more

Foundation, PIND partner to train 1000 youths in agric, ICT
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The deal was signed as part of the Bright Future Grant of the Niger Delta Youth Empowerment Pathways (NDYEP), which is funded by the...more

Artists' Awards to be Celebrated at Upcoming Reception

The Guilford Performing Arts Festival (GPAF) has awarded its inaugural Guilford ... Baerman, winner in the Music category, will develop an...more

Global Impact Investing Network appoints new board member
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has appointed Xavier 'Xav' de Souza Briggs as its newest Board member. Briggs is Vice President...more

Global impact investing network appoints Xavier De Souza Briggs as new board member
Foundation: Ford Foundation


Paving the Way for Greater Impact Investing in Asia-Pacific
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

While Asia-Pacific foundations are intrigued by impact investing, they ... In doing so, it tightly weaves impact investment into its overall mission...more

Middletown musician Noah Baerman wins Guilford Performing Arts Fest artist's award

Baerman was the recipient of a 2008 New Jazz Works grant from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation. He teaches at...more

Forests and indigenous rights land $459M commitment
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Moore Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Christensen Fund, Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, United Nations Foundation

A group of 17 philanthropic foundations has committed nearly half a billion dollars in support of land-based ... “And so we in philanthropy must step...more

Guilford Foundation Receives 2018 Friend of Education Award

The Guilford Foundation awards over $12,000 in scholarships and grants money to fund student-lead initiatives through a partnership with 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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