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

Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian Dies at 87
Foundation: Carnegie Corporation of New York, Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation President Darren Walker issued a statement calling Gregorian “an icon in higher education and philanthropy — and a giant in my...more

Innocent Chukwuma (1966-2021): Gone But Still With Us, By Atedo Peterside
Foundation: Ford Foundation

It is ironic that his last argument with me was about Impact Investing. I eventually declined a formal role, but opted to be a friend of the project. Little...more

Subject: Diversifying Fundraising; Ford's $1 Billion Bet; Crowdfunding Grows
Foundation: John Deere Foundation, Kansas Health Foundation, Ford Foundation

Philanthropy must work against anti-Asian hate by speaking up, ... women receive 1 percent of the billions of philanthropic dollars that go to the...more

Darren Walker: How the head of the Ford Foundation wants to change philanthropy
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Walker believes that in this time of stark and growing inequality -- of staggering wealth for a few, but stagnation for far too many -- philanthropy needs...more

National Medal of Honor Museum receives $20 million from Jerry Jones | News | PND
Foundation: Bush Foundation, Ford Foundation

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Power and the Changing Role of Intermediaries
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kresge Foundation

PIs can be utilized for regranting, hosting pooled funds, program design and management, fiscal sponsorship, and a variety of efforts to...more

Opportunity in Crisis: Reimagining a Just Society with Julián Castro, Rep. Marilyn Strickland ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Darren Walker is president of the Ford Foundation, a $13 billion international social justice philanthropy. He is a member of Governor...more

Subject: Upbeat Giving Forecast, Help for Asian Americans, Bloomberg's Anti-Vaping Campaign
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Nearly 500 philanthropy leaders signed a letter calling on grant makers to ... Michael Bloomberg' $160 million philanthropic campaign...more

With a $15 Million Start From the Ford Foundation, The Black Feminist Fund Takes Flight
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation clearly recognizes the value in investing in Black women, as on Thursday, it was announced that the philanthropic...more

Ford Foundation Provides Initial Funding for Black Feminist Fund
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Global Fund for Women

... million to help launch a philanthropic organization led by Black feminists whose mission is to boost funding ... They also intend to approach Black women who are already leaders within...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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