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 Michigan. 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 10th president, Darren Walker. They remain committed 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

Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Announces New SHIFT Program Awardees for 2021 - WFMZ
Foundation: NoVo Foundation, Ford Foundation

Helm's project A Legacy of Hawaiian Song and String will explore the music of late 19th-century composer and musical prodigy Mekia Kealakai while spreading...more

Suffield fund awards 10 grants | Newsletters |

SUFFIELD — Ten local organizations have received grants totaling $80,753 from the Amiel P. Zak Public Service Fund at the Hartford Foundation for...more

Hebron doles out Hartford foundation grants - Yahoo News

The foundation announced the distribution of Greater Together Community Funds Awards in late 2019 in each of its 29 service towns to implement...more

Philanthropy for “Citizens of the World”: Community Foundations - Capital Research Center
Foundation: Cleveland Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Nor does it suggest that there's something inherently wrong with community foundations as a philanthropic vehicle. What it does reveal is how thoroughly...more

GLCF to host annual Celebrate Giving event - Lowell Sun
Foundation: Barr Foundation, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Ford Foundation

LOWELL — The Greater Lowell Community Foundation will host its annual Celebrate Giving event with keynote speaker San San Wong, director of...more

City Of East Windsor: The East Windsor Greater Together Community Fund Grants - Patch
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

... to receive a grant and the grant applications are available on the Harford Foundation's Greater Together Community Fund's East Windsor...more

Trickle Up Names Nathalie Laidler-Kylander as New President - PR Newswire
Foundation: MetLife Foundation, Ford Foundation

Through her research, teaching and consulting, she is recognized as a leading expert on nonprofit brand management. Her work has been published...more

George Soros Is Making Changes At His Foundation While He Still Can | Forbes India
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

The sprawling foundation Soros has funded for decades wants to refocus ... what were called “tie-off grants,” a final year or so of funding...more

Charities, and families, need our help more than ever |

The Milford Foundation is taking action. Last week we provided $120,000 in donations to community foodbanks serving hard-hit communities in...more

George Soros Is Making Changes at His Foundation While He Still Can - The New York Times
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Mr. Malloch-Brown says the transformation will put the philanthropy, ... The plan is to concentrate bigger philanthropic bets at the global...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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