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

Coalition Of High-Profile Donors Finance Impact Investing Infrastructure
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Nine foundations and family offices recently announced the launch of the Tipping Point Fund (TPF). The Tipping Point Fund aims to boost field-building efforts in impact investing and maintain both...more

New fund seeks to scale impact investing through collective action
Foundation: Ford Foundation

As impact investing expands, it needs clarity around metrics and new policies, especially as concerns mount over new entrants into the field...more

New Tipping Point Fund May Help Advisors Promote Impact Investing
Foundation: Ford Foundation

New Tipping Point Fund May Help Advisors Promote Impact Investing ... “The organic growth of impact investment has led to some market confusion...more

Ford Foundation's Walker on the Future of Philanthropy
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation and author of “From Generosity to Justice: A New Gospel of Wealth,” discusses Andrew Carnegie,...more

$12.5 million Tipping Point Fund, A Coalition Of High-Profile Donors, Will Finance Impact Investing ...
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Public advocacy and a shared system for measurement are critical to building a solid infrastructure for impact investing. But they haven't received a...more

Is There More to Philanthropy Than Just Being Generous?
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Americans and generosity have always gone hand in hand. In fact, we have a long, storied history together. Long before 1889, when...more

Hartford-area Teachers Learn High-Tech Skills at MakerspaceCT

As Greater Hartford's community foundation, the Hartford Foundation For Public Giving brings together the members of the community to...more

Ford Foundation - Transforming philanthropy from #GenerositytoJustice
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Artist Theaster Gates says philanthropy must believe in people to move from #GenerositytoJustice. More:...more

Bandon Community Youth Center: With growth comes additional needs
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation

BANDON — The Bandon Community Youth Center has received year three of funding from the Oregon Community Foundation's K-12...more

Crawford foundation names five new board members

BUCYRUS — The Community Foundation for Crawford County welcomed five new board members when they met last month: Chad Birge,...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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Hong Kong is one of those places that combines all the fundamentals for social enterprise. It comprises of a global financial hub, a highly educated and innovative population, and sufficient government and business support geared to address a myriad of social problems.

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