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.


Web Address

www.fordfound.org

Social Media Links

Twitter - @FordFoundation

Foundation RSS Feeds

News - www.fordfoundation.org/feeds/newsroom

Assets

$10,344,933,000 - 2011-09-30
$13,798,807,066 - 2007-09-30


Giving

$526,034,000 - 2011-09-30
$583,915,463 - 2007-09-30


Foundation Grants and Resources


  

Recent News from Ford Foundation


Ford Foundation's mission-related investments, debt capital for Mexico's Ejido Verde and ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

RSF Social Finance is hiring an investment manager in San Francisco… Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation seeks a director of...more

Finance Committee Recommends $137K in Tourism Grants

The county had $680,000 available for grants, but received only three applications ... The Waterford Foundation, $14,900 for digital marketing to...more

Leapfrog Breaks Impact Investing Record With $700M Emerging Markets Fund
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

“Today's announcement marks an unprecedented level of commitment to independent impact investment managers, with a new fund backed...more

IIM Bangalore's NSRCEL hosts Social Start-up Santhe
Foundation: Dell Foundation, Ford Foundation

Bengaluru: IIM Bangalore's innovation and entrepreneurship hub NSRCEL in collaboration with Michael & Susan Dell Foundation hosted...more

LeapFrog raises $700 mn for third impact investment fund
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

LeapFrog raises $700 mn for third impact investment fund ... said, “We want to substantially increase impact investing for a sustainable world – so...more

LeapFrog Breaks Impact Investing Record, with A$1 Billion Emerging Markets Fund
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

“Today's announcement marks an unprecedented level of commitment to independent impact investment managers, with a new fund backed...more

Houston's Giving Future is on the Table at This High-Powered Lunch
Foundation: Ford Foundation

PC Moment: The future of philanthropy was the topic on the table as Darren Walker, Ford Foundation president, and Laura Arnold, co-chair of...more

Don't Trust the Messenger: Forget Profit
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Carnegie Corporation of New York, MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, California Endowment, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation, Kellogg Foundation, Open Society Foundations, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

According to the authors, the “great majority” of nonprofit media outlets “rely heavily on foundation grants for their revenue.” And in their...more

Hey, Foundations: Nonprofits Can't Register for This Conference, but That's Not the Real Problem
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Foundation-funded initiatives can be powerful drivers of special attention. Social impact bonds, impact investing, collective impact, resiliency,...more

PCIJ and other media entities funded by US govt should disband themselves
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Ford Foundation

She didn't investigate the fact that the Gates Foundation's grants to the Guardian were not yearly grants as that of the US government to PCIJ...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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