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

How to Reduce Clients' Taxes While Providing a Social Good
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Fran Seegull, executive director of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance at the Ford Foundation, sees the potential benefits of opportunity funds both...more

The Economy Is Changing—and So Must We: A New Charge for Nonprofits
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Nathan Cummings Foundation

This includes writing on employee ownership, cooperatives, social enterprise, community development finance, anchor institutions, the growth...more

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Foundation: Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

The Rockefeller Foundation created its philanthropic strategy in this city, ... Unfortunately, in the city where philanthropy and nonprofits emerged...more

Watershed School receives $75000 grant
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Camden — Watershed School has received a grant in the amount of $75,000 from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. The foundation provides grants...more

Watershed School receives $75000 grant from Edward E. Ford Foundation
Foundation: Ford Foundation

CAMDEN — Watershed School has received a prestigious grant in the amount of $75,000 from the Edward E. Ford Foundation. The Edward E....more

Agnes Gund's Art for Justice Fund Awards Nearly $10 Million in Second Round of Grants
Foundation: Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Ford Foundation

The Art for Justice Fund, which was launched by philanthropist and collector Agnes Gund last year, announced today that it is awarding almost...more

Community foundation CEO out after top fundraiser's sex harassment scandal
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, Minneapolis Foundation

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation's founding president, Emmett D. .... Only a third of the foundation's grants have gone to Bay Area...more

Emmett Carson Steps Down as Silicon Valley Fund Admits Missteps
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ford Foundation, Tulsa Community Foundation

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation board placed Carson on paid leave in late April after former and current employees publicly criticized...more

Gifford Foundation executive director Sonneborn to retire at the end of 2018

During his tenure as executive director, the Gifford Foundation has made grants in excess of $5.5 million focused on neighborhoods,...more

Jun 25, 2018 6.25.18 US Nonprofit News The San Francisco Foundation awarded a $1 million
Foundation: Ann Arbor Area Community Foundation, John A. Hartford Foundation, San Francisco Foundation

News about grants, gifts. Sunwest Bank is announcing plans to deploy more than $45 million in new SBA loans in 2018. The Fisher...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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