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 Ubias. 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

Reinforcements: The New Muscle Swinging Behind Affordable Housing
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Johnson Foundation , Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

This is an impact investment, and Kaiser intends to earn a return. ... But the rise of impact investing has opened up new possibilities here, not just...more

Kids' HOPE Center celebrates training program milestone
Foundation: Ford Family Foundation, Ford Foundation

The Ford Family Foundation had provided a grant of $35,000 per year for the last three years, which ran from May 2015 to May 2018, to be awarded...more

United Way awarded grant to improve reading in Birmingham schools
Foundation: Ford Foundation

United Way awarded grant to improve reading in Birmingham schools ... to address disparities in education, health and financial stability in...more

Ann Arbor holds back on budgeting to implement $55M urban trail
Foundation: Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, Ford Foundation

... University of Michigan Office of Sustainability, Sierra Club, Ford Foundation, Legacy Land Conservancy and Ann Arbor Area Community...more

New board leadership at council for philanthropy
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, New Canaan Community Foundation

“In addition to her years of philanthropic experience, Kathy brings a rich background in higher education and marketing to bear upon her leadership...more

Where Silicon Valley Puts Its Money
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Sobrato Family Foundation, Ford Foundation

Last year, the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund received $114 million from ..... A coalition of philanthropic trade associations even sent a letter to...more

'He could have stopped this': the $18bn charity with a toxic culture
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation

But inside the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, which counts ... and the foundation increasingly gave grants not just to local groups, but...more

Lagos scales up activities in arts sector
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Lagos State is forging ahead with plans to make arts and tourism a ... of four new community theatres by December, a Ford Foundation grant for a...more

Inside a Powerful Silicon Valley Charity, a Toxic Culture Festered
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Microsoft, Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation's problems burst into view last month, when the Chronicle of Philanthropy published a detailed...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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