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 Ubias. 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

The Week in impact investing: Trillions
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, McKnight Foundation

There has long been talk of growing impact investing from the billions to the trillions. The time is now. – David Bank and Amy Cortese. Weekly...more

Major Foundations Commit $7.1 Million to Aid Workers and Families
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

“We really hope other philanthropic organizations and individuals contribute to the fund,” Gupta says, “there is really an opportunity here to make...more

Irene Inouye, 71, Fund-Raising Champion of Japanese-Americans, Dies
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

... and who, as a philanthropic leader, helped leverage hundreds of millions of dollars to lift Detroit out of bankruptcy in 2014, ... In 2016, the University of Southern California's Center on...more

Why the rent is due for rich people in the time of coronavirus

... Alexandra Graddy-Reed, assistant professor of public policy at the University of Southern California who focuses on philanthropy. “People who...more

Greg Farrell, Civic Reformer and Schools Innovator, Dies at 84
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Created by Ford, in part to compensate for the fact that as a nonprofit ... agencies and nonprofit organizations to improve management and delivery...more

Covid-19 Charity Connection Formed to Aid State Nonprofits
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

“4-CT will expand the ranks of these philanthropic partners supporting the nonprofits on the frontlines. ... I am committed to working with all our partners in philanthropy to ensure that state...more

The Getty Trust and Helen Frankenthaler Foundation Will Give $15 Million in Emergency Relief to ...
Foundation: California Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Grants of between $25,000 and $200,000 will be administered through the California Community Foundation, which is also redirecting funds from...more

Philanthropists launch Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection with $10M to aid the neediest
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Both men have corporate and philanthropic backgrounds and are involved in Social Venture Partners Connecticut, which works to use philanthropy...more

The Week in impact investing: Urgency
Foundation: Ford Foundation

TGIF, Agents of Impact! Hope goes viral. This week we learned a lesson in exponential growth. Not just of COVID-19's spread. But in how to fight...more

NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund Launched To Support New York City Nonprofit ...
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation

The New $75 Million Fund will Provide Grants and Loans to New York ... Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, Joan Ganz...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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