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

Latin America impact investors set sights on social returns
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Involving governments and hammering out regulations to make impact investing more transparent would help develop the sector, said Katia...more

#GivingTuesday2019 reports nearly $2 billion in US Donations
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

This year, we're pleased to report a total of $2,000 in donations to Philanthropy Women between our incredible supporters and a...more

From generosity to justice? Review of Ford Foundation's “The New Gospel of Wealth”
Foundation: Ford Foundation

This outlines the view of the organisation on how philanthropy should be ... The same may be true of philanthropic institutions: Walker argues in...more

Funders Launch Donor Collaborative to Scale Impact Investing
Foundation: Surdna Foundation , Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation

Based on an analysis by industry leaders convened by the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, TPF has identified two areas for field building that...more

The Henry Ford Offers Free Field Trips to Every 4th and 5th Grader in Detroit Public Schools with ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

All children should have the opportunity to activate their own innovation journey. ... But we must ensure every child has an equitable opportunity to do just that. ... Its unique venues include Henry...more

Addressing Equity and Social Change Through Corporate and Individual Philanthropy
Foundation: Ford Foundation

What is the role of philanthropy today? And what can we as a philanthropic community be doing better to support the nonprofits with which we...more

Coalition Of High-Profile Donors Finance Impact Investing Infrastructure
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Nine foundations and family offices recently announced the launch of the Tipping Point Fund (TPF). The Tipping Point Fund aims to boost field-building efforts in impact investing and maintain both...more

New fund seeks to scale impact investing through collective action
Foundation: Ford Foundation

As impact investing expands, it needs clarity around metrics and new policies, especially as concerns mount over new entrants into the field...more

New Tipping Point Fund May Help Advisors Promote Impact Investing
Foundation: Ford Foundation

New Tipping Point Fund May Help Advisors Promote Impact Investing ... “The organic growth of impact investment has led to some market confusion...more

Ford Foundation's Walker on the Future of Philanthropy
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation and author of “From Generosity to Justice: A New Gospel of Wealth,” discusses Andrew Carnegie,...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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Impact Investing Efforts Unite USAID, Pope Francis

Impact Investing Efforts Unite USAID, Pope Francis

Dr. Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) leads the U.S. government’s efforts to end extreme poverty. He chose to participate in the impact investing conference at the Vatican and met with Pope Francis directly to address world poverty, the future of impact investing, and promotion of resilient, vibrant democratic societies worldwide.

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