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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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Why Impact Investing Needs to Prioritize Public Interest Technology
Foundation: Ford Foundation

"Today, we find ourselves in the midst of an 'AI boom,' and the red flags keep appearing," writesWilneida Negr in the Stanford Social Innovation Review. The co-founder of Startups & Society...more

Tammany Hall 2.0: Priorities Usa
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Joyce Foundation, Tides Foundation, Fidelity Investments Charitable Gift Fund

President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order designed to streamline the process for registering to vote and purging voter rolls, the New York Times reports. The order is the result of a...more

Statement of Commitment to USAID's Democracy Delivers Initiative - Ford Foundation
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The event brought together US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, USAID Administrator, Samantha Power, philanthropic and business leaders,...more

Clinton Global Initiative will launch network to provide new humanitarian aid to Ukrainians
Foundation: Ford Foundation

... philanthropic leaders to build on the momentum of the conference's return last year after a six-year hiatus. “The focus will be on what we can...more

Strings attached: What's changed for philanthropy and BIPOC organizations since 2020?
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Like other private sectors, the philanthropy world pledged billions of dollars toward racial equity. ... philanthropic organization with a mission...more

Carnegie Corporation of New York Contributes $5 Million to National Initiative Focused on ...
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation

September 7, 2023 – Carnegie Corporation of New York announced today that it is joining a coalition of 22 philanthropic donors as part of...more

Aspirus Medford Foundation Donates to VFW Loan Closet | Press Room

– The Aspirus Medford Foundation recently donated rollators and knee walkers to the Medford VFW Post 5729. The VFW maintains a supply of durable...more

Philanthropy Funds Market Product Scope € Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie Foundation ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations has come up with a new report namely, Global Philanthropy Funds Market 2018 by Manufacturers, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2023 that delivers in-depth scenarioesis of...more

Obituary for Robert E. Will - Star Tribune
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Lilly Endowment

While at Carleton, he also earned grants from the Ford Foundation, the Mellon Foundation, General Electric, the Lilly Endowment, and the...more

Fran Seegull on Linkedin: The Tipping Point Fund on Impact Investing Announces Grants to ...
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

When it comes to helping the world's most vulnerable people, there's a lot of work to be donebut there's also a lot of money to be made. That's because impact investing, a type of investment that...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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