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

Hartford Foundation, service organizations respond to crisis with new funds, new approaches
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

We're changing how grants go out the door." The Foundation seeded the Response Fund with $1 million of its own, and is now in the process...more

Foundation: Ford Foundation

WINGSForum is the preeminent global conference on philanthropy ... for philanthropic organizations to become catalysts for transformative...more

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Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

As Greater Hartford's community foundation, we serve more than 750,000 residents through the work of thousands of nonprofits in all 29 towns in...more

Windsor Historical Society director known for bringing history into the community retires
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The house, which was renovated recently as part of a three-year, $775,000 project made possible through grants from charitable...more

Hartford Foundation awarded nearly $37 million in grants in 2019
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

“The resources we have been able to provide to nonprofit organizations is a ... to nonprofits to support strategic technology, financial...more

'Impact investment, key to attaining SDGs in Nigeria'
Foundation: Ford Foundation

'Impact investment, key to attaining SDGs in Nigeria' ... Impact investing and funding will be crucial to Nigeria attaining the United Nations...more

Playwright, MacArthur “Genius” Suzan-Lori Parks to Give Tolles Lecture
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Her other grants and awards include those from the National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, Ford Foundation, New York...more

Hartford Foundation awards grants to reach city youth with arts
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The Hartford Foundation for Public Giving has announced a total of $360,000 in grants to support arts programs that benefit Hartford...more

Idris Goodwin Named Director of the Fine Arts Center
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Goodwin holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a bachelor's degree in film, video,...more

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Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

The other part of the philanthropic pie included donations from government and foundations, corporate philanthropy, and bequests....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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