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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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Ford Foundation's Efforts to Elevate Disability Rights Holds Lessons for Other Grant Makers
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Johnson Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

For years, disability rights and inclusion were too often an afterthought in philanthropy. Our own institution, the Ford...more

Philanthropy Funds Market 2028 Key Insights And Leading Players Smithsonian
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

This report researches the worldwide Philanthropy Funds market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (China, Japan) and other...more

ProPublica founder Dick Tofel speaks on funding/ philanthropy flaws and more
Foundation: Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

ProPublica founder Dick Tofel speaks on funding/ philanthropy flaws and ... about how philanthropic funds are awarded to journalistic...more

Wayne County Pulls Commitment Of $32M For New Small Business Fund
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

Michigan's Wayne County was supposed to pump $32 million into a fund that would help small businesses in areas affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, it has pulled the plug, the Detroit Free...more

Rochester Area Community Foundation leader Jennifer Leonard retires
Foundation: Rochester Area Community Foundation, Ford Foundation

Jennifer Leonard is retiring after serving as president of the Rochester Area Community Foundation for nearly 30...more

The 2022 Nonprofit Power 100 - City & State New York
Foundation: Atlantic Philanthropies, Commonwealth Fund, Ford Foundation, New York Community Trust

The public officials, philanthropic leaders and nonprofit executives ... a lifetime achievement award from the Nonprofit Management...more

Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: BCG's Innovative Structure - Non Profit News
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The authors reflect on how the BCG strategy revives unions, ... based at Rutgers University's School of Management and Labor...more

Creating Wealth With 'Baby Bonds' - Chronicle of Philanthropy
Foundation: Ford Foundation

He had to think about transitioning from high school to college, figuring out financial aid, feeding and housing himself, and the economic straits...more

Guest Essay: A More Inclusive Global Order Is Possible - Ford Foundation
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Darren Walker on disrupting inequality, fostering a Global South-led international order at...more

Ford Foundation says that it's winding down woke racial equality fellowship - MSN
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation

He noted that philanthropic support for education is the second highest funding category for philanthropy in the US...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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Roshan, the first telecommunications company that transformed the “luxury” of a phone call in Afghanistan into an everyday convenience,  became the first-ever, certified Benefit Corporation in the Middle East.

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