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 Ubiñas. 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

Middletown musician Noah Baerman wins Guilford Performing Arts Fest artist's award

Baerman was the recipient of a 2008 New Jazz Works grant from Chamber Music America and the Doris Duke Foundation. He teaches at...more

Forests and indigenous rights land $459M commitment
Foundation: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Moore Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Christensen Fund, Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, United Nations Foundation

A group of 17 philanthropic foundations has committed nearly half a billion dollars in support of land-based ... “And so we in philanthropy must step...more

Guilford Foundation Receives 2018 Friend of Education Award

The Guilford Foundation awards over $12,000 in scholarships and grants money to fund student-lead initiatives through a partnership with the...more

At least 3 African countries receive funding to advance community based media
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The Bloomberg Media Initiative-Africa in partnership with the Ford Foundation have awarded grants to 10 non-governmental organisations in at...more

Ford Foundation Supports Immigrant Artists Mentoring Program
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The program offers immigrant artists the opportunity to focus on their creative practice and gain support and exposure for their work while...more

Can We Really Trust the Wealthy to Fix America?
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Consider the Beeck Center for Social Impact & Innovation at Georgetown, launched thanks to a $10 million donation from Alberto and Olga...more

Where can you find funding for that local journalism project? Here's a quick guide
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

The two rented an office space in a community center in New Orleans' ... Ethics and Excellence Journalism Foundation: EEJF offers several...more

New Services Planned To Help Hartford's Young Offenders Upon Release
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Now, the Hartford-based nonprofit is using that information and a $260,000 grant to support young people in their transitions back to the...more

Ford Foundation's BUILD Program Reports Strong Initial Outcomes
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Capacity building is not the forward-facing part of nonprofit work, but we all know that having strong management and operational systems in place...more

Real Art Ways Approved For $1 Million State Grant For Relocation
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The State Bond Commission has approved $1 million to help Real Art Ways with “planning and acquisition for a new, larger facility” 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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