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 Ubiņas. 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.


Web Address

www.fordfound.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @FordFoundation

Foundation RSS Feeds

News - www.fordfoundation.org/feeds/newsroom

Assets

$10,344,933,000 - 2011-09-30
$13,798,807,066 - 2007-09-30


Giving

$526,034,000 - 2011-09-30
$583,915,463 - 2007-09-30


Foundation Grants and Resources


  

Recent News from Ford Foundation


Volunteers needed for annual homeless ceusus
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

... Fairfield County's Community Foundation, Farmington Bank Community Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and Melville...more

Ellington Community Fund Seeks Advisory Committee Nominees
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Advisory committee will identify community needs and design a grant-making process to ensure greatest impact for benefit of town...more

Nonprofit Organizations Are Focus of Workshops on 2020 Census
Foundation: Connecticut Community Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Connecticut Council for Philanthropy is a statewide association of ... Connecticut's nonprofits and philanthropic organizations have a special...more

Longtime director of Hartford immigrant resource center receives national 'I Love My Librarian' award
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Naficy recalled starting out with just one part-timer in 2000, when the program started out with a five-year grant from the Hartford Foundation for...more

Delivering Climate Finance at the Local Level: The Dema Fund
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The fund manages almost US$6 million. It operates four separate funding streams developed for, and governed by, communities, and most grants...more

Delivering Climate Finance at the Local Level: The Dema Fund
Foundation: Ford Foundation

IIED is researching solutions for getting climate finance to the local level. ... that support local climate action and that demonstrate innovative ways of ... and are working with Brazilian...more

How to Escape a Lion
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Land took the same test he used at NASA to select the most innovative ... At age 10, only 30% of the same children were still creative...more

We should treat inequality as injustice, says Ford Foundation President Darren Walker
Foundation: Ford Foundation

David Brancaccio: Andrew Carnegie's vision of philanthropy needs an ... Brancaccio: A major issue that philanthropic organizations are trying...more

Conservation's Role in Philanthropic Giving Is Changing
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

In an effort to understand how environmental philanthropy can help ... field, demonstrate a changing landscape of philanthropic conservation...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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