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

Milken Institute Global Conference Opens October 12
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Nearly 500 top officials in business, finance, technology, health, media, government, philanthropy, and academia, will lend their expertise and...more

Alaska Native Heritage Center Recieve $3M Grant From the Ford Foundation
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

This collective effort brings together 16 major donors and foundations to award $1 - $6 million grants to 20 different organizations across the...more

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Foundation: Ford Foundation

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West Business Development Center announces second round of business awards

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Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, J. Paul Getty Trust, Lilly Endowment, Open Society Foundations

This report also studies the global Philanthropy Funds market share, competition landscape, status share, growth rate, future trends, market...more

The Week in impact investing: Dissent
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

Social Impact Ventures' Willemijn Verloop, an ImpactAlpha Agent of Impact, will chair the Netherlands new national advisory board to promote...more

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Foundation: Barr Foundation , Ford Foundation, William Penn Foundation, Terra Foundation for American Art

Foundation partners will provide matching funds for multi-year grants and other supports. Those foundations include the Barr Foundation...more

QBE closes in on $1 billion in progressive investments
Foundation: Ford Foundation

It is pursuing investments such as green bonds, which would bring “impact” investment to 4% of total QBE investment. At the end of...more

Ford Foundation's impact strategy
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Elsewhere, renown impact investor Pictet Asset Management explains how impact investment is becoming more mainstream – and should...more

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Foundation: Ford Foundation

The 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards begins its weeklong run Monday with Night 1 of its ... OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A REALITY PROGRAM ... OUTSTANDING MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A DOCUMENTARY SERIES...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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Bina Sitaram, a 40-year old former senior garment technician in the fashion industry, has created a social enterprise that affords young students lessons in healthy living by holding gardening, cooking and arts and crafts sessions.

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