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 Ubi˝as. 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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Twitter - @FordFoundation

Foundation Grants and Resources

Recent News from Ford Foundation

Impact Finance Bulletin: 'World's biggest' investment fund for creative arts names first investees
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

... latest funds, deals and programmes in the world of investing for good. Read on for our selection of impact investment headlines from the past...more

Avon Community Fund Issues Open Call For Grant Applications
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

A Memorial Tribute to Irene Hirano Inouye (1948-2020)
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

In 2016, the USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy (CPPP) launched the Irene Hirano Inouye Philanthropic Leadership Fund to...more

Philanthropic Groups Step Up in Last Minute Tribune Talks
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

The clock is nearing midnight for the Chicago Tribune and efforts to prevent a takeover from controversial hedge fund Alden Global Capital....more

Maduro's New Blow to Independent Media in Venezuela
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

... donations from foreign governments and philanthropic organizations would be a top priority. ... ÔÇťThere is no other source of money,ÔÇŁ said Felipe Estefan, the Latin America director for...more

Building the Social Justice Architecture for Impact Investing
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Despite exponential growth of impact investing over the past decade, wealth inequality, conflict, and global heating have only worsened. Is...more

What does it take for capitalism to be truly inclusive?
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Walker co-founded the US Impact Investing Alliance, and used to head the Rockefeller Foundation which provided the seed funding to launch the...more

Global Philanthropy Funds Market 2021 Major Manufacturer | Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

Attracting Greater Philanthropic Funding: The Private Equity Model has come with a new report titled Global Philanthropy...more

Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian Dies at 87
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker issued a statement calling Gregorian ÔÇťan icon in higher education and philanthropy ÔÇö and a giant in my...more

Innocent Chukwuma (1966-2021): Gone But Still With Us, By Atedo Peterside
Foundation: Ford Foundation

It is ironic that his last argument with me was about Impact Investing. I eventually declined a formal role, but opted to be a friend of the project. Little...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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