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

The Ford Foundation's plans to "disrupt inequality"
Foundation: Ford Foundation

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Blacks Are Financially Struggling: Here's How We Can Help Them
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation

Now's the time for us all to make a philanthropic commitment to providing the ... and continuing to promote effective philanthropy in Black...more

Ford Foundation: Saving Manhattan, Snubbing Detroit
Foundation: Ford Foundation

For comparison, in 2015 total Ford Foundation grants to Detroit totaled $21.7 million, and even this was a big step up from decades of neglecting...more

Unlocking Endowments: How Foundations Are Stepping Up Impact Investing
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Swan, Looney and Kogiso shared insights about impact investing with ... The series is being produced in partnership with Impact...more

Omidyar Network pushes investors 'Beyond Tradeoffs' to scale capital for impact
Foundation: Ford Foundation

That is true of all investing, not just impact investing. A new series sponsored by the Omidyar Network makes that point repeatedly, as the hybrid...more

The Perils of Liberal Philanthropy
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

In 2016, the Ford Foundation, the nation's second-largest philanthropic ... Foundation's — or the warping effects of liberal philanthropy's soft...more

African philanthropy for Africa is the future
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Open Society Foundations

There has been large amounts of charity, donations, and philanthropy going to and from Africa post-colonial era for decades. Those that have gone...more

Hartford Foundation will invest $2.9 million for 29 Hartford-area municipalities to fund local initiatives
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving said Thursday it would invest $2.9 million to ... In 2017, the foundation awarded $34.5 million in...more

Investing's Final Frontier: Impact Measurement
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

... answer this basic question: Is this social impact investment/initiative having ... that would jettison an already fast-growing impact investing...more

How Megadonors Could Rescue America's Universities
Foundation: Ford Foundation

And higher education has been losing the traditional support of major philanthropic foundations. The Ford Foundation, for instance, announced...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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