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.

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Recent News from Ford Foundation

Citi launches USD150m impact investing fund
Foundation: Citi Foundation , Ford Foundation

Citi has launched the USD150 million Citi Impact Fund that will make equity investments in “double bottom line” private sector companies that have...more

$20K grant from Latino Endowment Fund to help provide STEM programs to 800 Latinx children
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The one-year, $20,000 grant comes from the Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The money will allow the...more

Chamber names Rochford and Whitmer the man and woman of the year for 2019

In 2011, she joined the Redlands Community Foundation, initially as a board member, later serving as the secretary, then in 2018 agreed to serve...more

Vulcan taps Ford Foundation operations chief as new CFO
Foundation: Ford Foundation

“Philanthropy is at the heart of my professional and personal passion,” Bernstein said in a news release. “Vulcan's diverse philanthropic portfolio,...more

Vulcan hires a finance chief from the Ford Foundation as Paul Allen's philanthropic legacy takes ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

John Bernstein was most recently the chief operating officer of the Ford Foundation, the philanthropy established in 1936 by Edsel Ford, son...more

East Windsor Seeks Advisory Committee For Grant-Making Program
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

East Windsor is looking at a brighter future in the coming years, thanks to the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, which has awarded the...more

CRT's 2020 National Arts Show Accepting Submissions thru Feb. 7
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

For nearly 30 years, the Community Renewal Team (CRT) has hosted an annual National Arts Program® (NAP), providing an opportunity for all...more

Pro and amateur artists of all ages in Hartford, Middlesex counties invited to enter National Arts ...
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The 29th annual National Arts Program Show is accepting submissions of artworks from both professional and nonprofessional artists of all ages...more

UA Department of Poultry Science Receives Funding from USPOULTRY Foundation
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The U of A Department of Poultry Science recently received a grant in the amount of $33,309.00 from the USPOULTRY Harold E. Ford...more

Volunteers needed for annual homeless ceusus
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

... Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Farmington Bank Community Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and Melville...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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