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 UbiŮas. 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

Getting smarter about place-based investing
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

“Place-based impact investing is no longer a solo endeavor for many ... for Greater Buffalo anchored the Western New York Impact Investment...more

Seven Indian Women Among 100 Most Influential People In Gender Policy
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Her foray into social work was initiated by her concern for a dowry death ... is an Indian gender equality activist, economist, and social...more

Ford Foundation grants UCLA $1.5M to support immigrant youth and workers
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation grants UCLA $1.5M to support immigrant youth and ... The Ford Foundation awarded the grant to UCLA, a university press...more

Community Foundation Update (05/25/19)
Foundation: Central Indiana Community Foundation, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Cape Cod Foundation, Dayton Foundation, Indianapolis Foundation

The Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties has announced $1.3 million in grants to thirty-eight nonprofits through...more

Ham Foundation announces challenge grant for Vaughan
Foundation: New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

The Ham Foundation Challenge Grant is one of several high-profile foundations and grant-making organizations that have donated funds for...more

Can a Hedge Fund Make the World Better?
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Atlas Impact Partners has launched one of the first impact investment-themed long-short hedge funds. The vehicle will invest in companies...more

Ford Foundation's mission-related investments, debt capital for Mexico's Ejido Verde and ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

RSF Social Finance is hiring an investment manager in San Francisco… Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation seeks a director of...more

Finance Committee Recommends $137K in Tourism Grants

The county had $680,000 available for grants, but received only three applications ... The Waterford Foundation, $14,900 for digital marketing to...more

Leapfrog Breaks Impact Investing Record With $700M Emerging Markets Fund
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

“Today's announcement marks an unprecedented level of commitment to independent impact investment managers, with a new fund backed...more

IIM Bangalore's NSRCEL hosts Social Start-up Santhe
Foundation: Dell Foundation, Ford Foundation

Bengaluru: IIM Bangalore's innovation and entrepreneurship hub NSRCEL in collaboration with Michael & Susan Dell Foundation hosted...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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