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 Ubiñas. 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

Philanthropic Organizations Pay $30 M. for 'Ebony' and 'Jet' Photo Archive, Plan Donation to Getty ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The Chicago-based company Johnson Publishing, which filed for bankruptcy in April, has sold its archive of images from Ebony and Jet magazines...more

Fall 2019 Season Announced for Works & Process Performing Arts Series At The Guggenheim
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Since 1984 the performing arts series has championed new works and offered ... programs that explore the creative process through stimulating discussions and .... and Harriet Jung and music by John...more

Sundance Institute Announces 2019 Creative Producing Labs & Summit
Foundation: Ford Foundation

These are the flagship convenings for the Institute's Creative Producing .... band students reconcile with tuba thefts from Los Angeles high...more

The Man With the $13 Billion Checkbook
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

He spent two years considering how a philanthropy could do better. ... “It's hard to overemphasize how little inequality had been a...more

Summer jobs program connects teenagers with businesses, paycheck included

Summer jobs program connects teenagers with businesses, paycheck ... All students accepted into the Summer Youth Employment Program...more

Milos Stehlik, Founder of Facets Multimedia in Chicago, Dies at 70
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

... opinions were sought by the National Endowment for the Arts Media Program, the MacArthur Foundation and the Ford Foundation, among...more

Get That Money
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The Career Opportunity Grant helps artists access career-enhancing ... grail of grants for individual Oregon artists is the Hallie Ford Foundation...more

Koch Grant Sparks Debate at SCU Over Philanthropy, Free Speech, Academic Independence

Koch Grant Sparks Debate at SCU Over Philanthropy, Free Speech, ... time, accused the Kochs' philanthropic arm of influencing faculty...more

Hartford Foundation nonprofit program to provide up to $40000 for 10 nonprofits starting new ...
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving's Nonprofit Support Program has ... The ideas the nonprofits came up with range from providing a service related ... For instance, her team focused on its...more

Vaughan among NH non-profits awarded $5m in tax credits
Foundation: New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Those resources include New Hampshire state tax credits, federal Community Development Block Grant resources and the CDFA Clean Energy...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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Founder of the Eden Project, Sir Tim Smit, supported the Yorkshire Venture Philanthropy (YVP) investment program launch, which is designed to improve funding in social enterprises within the region.

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