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 Ubińas. 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

Social Media Links

Twitter - @FordFoundation

Foundation Grants and Resources


Recent News from Ford Foundation

How Can Philanthropy Help Rehabilitate US Democracy?
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Solidago Foundation, Ford Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Seattle Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

... philanthropic organizations (the independent sector). In this piece, we focus on how philanthropy can repair and rehabilitate our dysfunctional...more

The Pandemic Is Pushing the World's Most Esteemed Charities to Their Limits
Foundation: Ford Foundation

... executive vice president of Candid, which tracks philanthropic giving. ... The Center for Disaster Philanthropy helps donors make informed...more

Announcing a $100k Ford Foundation Grant to Support Community Scholars
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Charlottesville—Today, Virginia Humanities announced a $100,000 grant from the Ford Foundation to support community knowledge bearers...more

A Defensive, Disdainful Response to Congressional Scrutiny of Big Philanthropy
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Fund for the Republic president Robert M. Hutchins delivered a speech, forcefully defending philanthropic foundations—their prerogatives,...more

Hartford Foundation Awards Five Community Colleges Grants To Support Students Amid The ...
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Asnuntuck Community College will use part of its grant to purchase and lend laptops to students on campus. Teresa Foley, interim dean of...more

Global Philanthropy Funds Market Size, Share, Types, Products, Trends, Growth, Applications and ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

The latest Philanthropy Funds market report offers a detailed analysis of growth driving factors, challenges, and opportunities that will govern...more

Farmington High School Musicians Receive State Awards

Akshitha Viswanathan is a senior who regularly creates her own music and attributes her skills to the public school music program. An...more

Hartford Library receives federal grant to help reach those without internet access

“Libraries are at the forefront of narrowing the digital divide,” she says, and due to other funding (including from the Hartford Foundation for...more

Hartford Foundation Awards Grants to Improve Community College Completion Rates for Low ...
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving is the community foundation for Hartford and 28 surrounding communities. Made possible by the gifts...more

Bill Gates, the Virus and the Quest to Vaccinate the World
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation

By September, the foundation had doubled its commitment. ... So far, it has pulled in only $3.6 billion in funding for research, manufacturing...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

Social Enterprise Network Sites

Social Entrepreneurship

Social Enterprises Address Housing Crises

Funding for social enterprises and housing associations are extremely lacking. Nick O’Donohoe, Chief Executive, Big Society Capital points out that there is a need to “build bigger, more stronger, more resilient social enterprises” because they are “critical to growth and prosperity and quality of life in our community.”

Social Services Jobs

  Fundraising & Development Jobs
  Human Services Jobs
  Executive Director Jobs
  Education Jobs
  Social Services Jobs

Federal Government Grant and Assistance Programs

Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2008-2021 Copyright Michael Saunders