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

Bay Area Philanthropy, Business, and Community Advocates Unite to Launch Landmark Regional ...
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

SAN FRANCISCO — Today, Bay Area community and faith leaders, housing advocates, business leaders, and philanthropists launched a...more

Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Fronts New Bay Area Affordable Housing Fund
Foundation: Ford Foundation, San Francisco Foundation

The philanthropic organization started by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, on Thursday announced a ... But collaboration is key, from philanthropy groups to city...more

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

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

Greater Hartford Arts Council awards nearly half-million dollars in grants
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Greater Hartford Arts Council this week announced grants totaling $444,720 ... a Hartford-based collaborative that performs, writes and teaches...more

Foundation: Ford Foundation

JACK Presents REPARATIONS & PHILANTHROPY ... We'll explore examples of new philanthropic initiatives that look to shift power instead...more

Democracy in Practice: How the Ford Foundation and Its BUILD Grantees Are Changing Philanthropy
Foundation: Ford Foundation

According to the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, ..... few critical principles of power-sharing that other philanthropic bodies would...more

Multiyear and Unrestricted: The Grants of Nonprofit Dreams Come to Life
Foundation: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, Edna McConnell Clark Foundation , Ford Foundation

Put simply, the philanthropic norm is a “short leash,” involving one-year ... Thus, in the long run, while trust-based philanthropy lessens the effects...more

The Philanthropy We Need: Ford Foundation President Calls for Transformation
Foundation: Ford Foundation

He goes on to own that philanthropy is part and parcel of that system, naming some of the most substantive critiques of the last year, critiques...more

Sell the Ford Foundation Building
Foundation: Ford Foundation

In his new year's letter, released today, Walker even acknowledges prominent recent criticisms of the philanthropy-industrial complex, and...more

Hartford Foundation awards $924K to address homelessness
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Five nonprofit organizations, including several based in Hartford, are splitting more than $924,000 from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving...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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