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

Grant to fund new center at The Gunnery
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The Gunnery in Washington has received a $100,000 grant from the Edward E. Ford Foundation to establish a Center for Ethics, Leadership, and...more

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Foundation: Community Foundation for Southern Arizona, Ford Foundation

... a trusted philanthropic partner helping hundreds of individuals, families and businesses by ... the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, the Center for Effective Philanthropy and...more

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Foundation: Ford Foundation

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Kellogg, Ford foundations to move to Fisher Building this fall
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Last year, its assets totaled $8.6 billion, and it made $371 million in grants in the ... Michigan garnered $85 million in commitments from the...more

Kamal Boullata (1942 - 2019)
Foundation: Ford Foundation

... conducted field research on Islamic art in Morocco and Spain on a Fulbright fellowship in 1993, and received a Ford Foundation grant to...more

Ravish Kumar, Magsaysay award and connecting the dots: The history of Ford Foundation and ...
Foundation: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation

Ravish Kumar has won Magsaysay Awards as once did Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and Admiral Ramdas. The common thread is community...more

How to use the Michigan Freedom of Information Act
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

... a partnership between the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Community Foundation for Southeast...more

Flintridge Prep Launches Curricular Innovation Grant Program
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Endowed by the Ford Foundation Grant for Professional Development, the pilot program provides two grants of $2,500 to support faculty members...more

New Grant Helps Children's Museum Expand Its Hartford Footprint
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

New Grant Helps Children's Museum Expand Its Hartford Footprint .... most aren't aware of is an innovation group that works on child...more

Can Organized Philanthropy Learn To Learn?
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation

Since posting Is There A Role For Philanthropy In Renewing Democracy a month ago, several colleagues have suggested that organized...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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Stepping Stones, a UK-registered nonprofit, was awarded as champions in the 'Education, Jobs and Training’ category at the inaugural Social Enterprise Awards, held recently in Londonderry.

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