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.
The foundation and state were each kicking in $100 million and trying to attract another $100 million from other charitable and philanthropic sources. ... Philanthropy is a wonderful thing, but when...more
Florence Norman founded Sweet Cavanagh, an award-winningÂ peer-led aftercare social enterprise based in Notting Hill. The company hires women and trains themÂ how to make and design jewelry. However, these women are in the process of recovering from eating disorders and addictions.