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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 Michigan. 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 10th president, Darren Walker. They remain committed 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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Knight Foundation Leader to Retire, Leaving a Powerful Legacy - Chronicle of Philanthropy
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Denver Foundation, Ford Foundation

Alberto Ibargüen made an indelible mark by helping to save Detroit, boost the arts in Miami, and keep journalism alive and well in the...more

Knight Foundation leader to retire, leaving powerful legacy - WLRN
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

WLRN 91.3 FM | By Alex Daniels | The Chronicle of Philanthropy ... traditionally a municipal, not philanthropic,...more

Aurora City Council OKs $1.2 million contract to add more security cameras in the city
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The city was awarded the Corridor Improvements Grants Program grant from the ... that is an outgrowth of the Ford Foundation going back to...more

Philanthropy Can Help Catalyze Change and Support Opportunities to Do More for and Within ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation, William Penn Foundation

The William Penn Foundation is donating $1 million to help disadvantaged Asian-Americans in Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. The donation is part of the foundation's Spark Change...more

Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation receives record $10 million donation - Star Tribune
Foundation: Ford Foundation

... donors as part of an effort to drum up more philanthropic support. ... Kelly Smith covers nonprofits/philanthropy for the Star Tribune and...more

Rockford foundation continues to support sister city in Ukraine | News |
Foundation: Community Foundation of Northern Illinois

ROCKFORD — The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois is continuing to support Rockford's Ukrainian sister city...more

What's New for Feminist Giving in February 2023 - Philanthropy Women
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

Welcome to February of 2023, which promises some big new things for gender equality funding. Before we get into the top happenings in...more

Community Foundation's New Leader Focuses on Equitable Economic Mobility
Foundation: Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Ford Foundation

When Katie Zobel announced in 2022 that she'd be stepping down as president and CEO of the Community Foundation of Western Massachusetts, the agency in Springfield, Mass., was one of the first to...more

Major Funders Call for Increased Support of Black Feminists - Chronicle of Philanthropy
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Satterberg Foundation, Ford Foundation

The open letter, from the Melinda Gates'a Pivotal Ventures, Rihanna's Clara Lionel Foundation, and the Ford Foundation and MacArthur...more

Major funders call for increased support of Black feminists - ABC News
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Satterberg Foundation, Ford Foundation

... Satterberg Foundation, and Wellspring Philanthropic Fund. ... Associated Press coverage of philanthropy and nonprofits receives...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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Devin Thrope, writing contributor at Forbes, shares his experience of attending the Social Venture Network (SVN), a national association of social entrepreneurs held in San Diego.

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