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 Ubińas. 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

System Shifts in Philanthropy – Giving Credit Where Credit is Due | Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors
Foundation: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Ford Foundation

Our team is tracking progress as we go, so please get in touch with our Scaling Solutions team to share your work or that of other philanthropic...more

Ford Foundation, Borealis Philanthropy, Center for Cultural Power, National Association of ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Funding will enable immigrant rights advocates, artists, writers and organizations to work over the next three years to organize and preserve...more

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Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, United Nations Foundation

Philanthropy is about people giving their time, help and care to causes they ... Philanthropic activities come in many forms, some people choose...more

Leap Africa Mourns Board Member, Seyi Bickersteth
Foundation: Ford Foundation

This award will be presented annually to an outstanding young social entrepreneur who embodies Mr. Bickersteth's values of...more

Manchester home for neglected, abused kids in danger of closing due to town budget cut
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The program gets no state funding, Barber said. That separation allows TLC to serve only Manchester students, he said, but it also means the...more

WaterEquity Selected for 2021 ImpactAssets 50
Foundation: Ford Foundation

“As impact investing continues its inexorable rise, it is critical to provide ... The IA 50 is intended to illustrate the breadth of impact investment...more

Philanthropy Funds Market Outlook 2021: Major Technology Giants in Buzz Again | Smithsonian ...
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Philanthropy can include donating money to a worthy cause or volunteering time, effort, or other forms of altruism, it is A nongovernmental,...more

Spelman College among eight HBCUs awarded stewardship plan grants from National Trust for ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The Initiative seeks to provide technical assistance, fund new Cultural Heritage Stewardship Plans, and empower HBCUs with the resources to...more

Nonprofit consortium launches campaign to give underrepresented communities voice in redistricting
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Joyce Foundation

A total of $550,000 in grants from the New York-based Ford Foundation and the Chicago-based Joyce Foundation are funding the initiative. Each of...more

Funders Unite to Support Los Angeles Arts Nonprofits
Foundation: California Community Foundation, Ahmanson Foundation, Ahmanson Foundation, Ford Foundation, Ahmanson Foundation

The fund is administered by the California Community Foundation. In addition to financial resources, the fund will aid organizations' efforts in...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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