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 Ubiñas. 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.


Web Address

www.fordfound.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @FordFoundation

Foundation RSS Feeds

News - www.fordfoundation.org/feeds/newsroom

Assets

$10,344,933,000 - 2011-09-30
$13,798,807,066 - 2007-09-30


Giving

$526,034,000 - 2011-09-30
$583,915,463 - 2007-09-30


Foundation Grants and Resources


  

Recent News from Ford Foundation


21 institutions partner to grow 'public interest technology' field
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

... field of public interest technology, which bridges the areas of digital innovation and public policy in order to use technology to better serve...more

Azim Premji commits Rs 53000 cr more to philanthropy
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation

BENGALURU: Wipro chairman Azim Premji on Wednesday announced an increase in his philanthropic commitment by Rs 52,750 crore ($7.5...more

Guilford Seeks Grant to Aid Shoreline Home Insecure

Guilford Seeks Grant to Aid Shoreline Home Insecure ... we know that with families with children, the impact that has on the child long term is...more

Directory of Impact Investing Asset Managers Gets an Update
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Directory of Impact Investing Asset Managers Gets an Update ... which represents more than 300 impact investment positions and has $425 million...more

Hartford Foundation gifted a record amount in '18
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Philanthropic giving at The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving peaked in 2018 in terms of the amount of grants awarded to the region's...more

Hartford Foundation for Public Giving awards more than $38 million in grants in 2018
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving awarded more than $38 million in grants to nonprofits and educational institutions throughout the region...more

Grantee Voice: Provide Multiyear, Flexible Funding
Foundation: Ford Foundation

... over a decade, and it's baked into our definition of philanthropic effectiveness. ... The National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP)...more

A Ford man joins the family philanthropy
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Henry Ford III is joining the family philanthropy. The scion of the famous family is the newest board member at The Ford Foundation – and the first...more

Impact Investing and Racial Equity: Foundations Leading the Way
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

It has been inspiring to be part of the rapidly growing impact investing movement over the last several years, as foundations and their partners...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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