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.

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Recent News from Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation - Transforming philanthropy from #GenerositytoJustice
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Artist Theaster Gates says philanthropy must believe in people to move from #GenerositytoJustice. More:...more

Bandon Community Youth Center: With growth comes additional needs
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation

BANDON — The Bandon Community Youth Center has received year three of funding from the Oregon Community Foundation's K-12...more

Crawford foundation names five new board members

BUCYRUS — The Community Foundation for Crawford County welcomed five new board members when they met last month: Chad Birge,...more

Sock Store Gives Job Opportunities To Adults With Disabilities
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The nonprofit opened the business in September with a grant that came to it through the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's social...more

Impact Finance Bulletin: GSG pulls annual summit out of Santiago
Foundation: Ford Foundation

This time, Croatia's first social impact fund, $100m financing partnership for .... and the charity is a finalist in the 2019 Social Enterprise UK...more

Connecticut finds $500000 for census outreach
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

... state funds for community outreach in the 2020 census, answering a challenge from philanthropic foundations ready to provide a matching...more

Connecticut will lose $2900 in federal funding for every person not counted in the 2020 Census ...
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

That will be matched by another $500,000 in philanthropic funding and more than $400,000 from the Hartford Foundation for Public...more

Bellville-area church, news briefs
Foundation: Ford Foundation

HNCO receives Ford Foundation Grant. ASHLAND — The S.N. & Ada Ford Foundation in Mansfield has approved a $5,000 grant or Hospice of...more

A wealth tax could have unpredictable effects on politics and philanthropy
Foundation: Ford Foundation

We should be wary of a wealth tax because Henry Ford hated Jews. That's the argument Harvard economist and former director of the...more

Foundation Adrift: The History of Casey's Philanthropy
Foundation: Casey Family Programs, Annie E. Casey Foundation, Ford Foundation

Foundation Adrift: The History of Casey's Philanthropy ... it was not enough to protect Mr. Casey's legacy from the philanthropic sector's strong...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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Social Entrepreneurship

Electric Car Startup is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

Electric Car Startup is Revolutionizing Mobility for Wheelchair Users

Stacy Zoern’s electric-car startup Kenguru is starting to revolutionize mobility for millions of wheelchair users. Her Kenguru hatchback enables users access the vehicle using its rear-opening tailgate and automatic ramp, securing their wheelchairs via interlocking device. It has no seats.

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