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

Sixty UCC students receive GH¢100000.00 grant for social change projects
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The students are expected to use the money to implement innovative responses of social impact projects to solve problems either facing the...more

ActionAid wants extension of feeding program to all primary school pupils
Foundation: Ford Foundation

“The social investment Programme of the government has so far created a ripple effect towards the educational, agricultural and the health sectors...more

Leading from Values: The 2019 Yale Philanthropy Conference
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Kellogg Foundation

The 2019 Yale Philanthropy Conference (YPC) brought together hundreds of ... She believes that if the philanthropic world wants to see good...more

ActionAid calls for extension of school feeding programmes to all pupils
Foundation: Ford Foundation

AAN, in partnership with the National Social Investment Office (NSIO) with support from DFID- Partnership to Engage, Reform and Learn (PERL)...more

Suffield programs, organizations share in $68375 in grants

SUFFIELD — The Hartford Foundation for Public giving has awarded a total of $68,375 in grants to nine organizations and programs in town...more

VisionSpring Founders New Book, Dare to Matter, Invites Readers to Make a Difference in the ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

... but dont have eyeglasses Jordan founded the social enterprise VisionSpring p p Now a social impact unicorn VisionSpring has unlocked 118...more

Glastonbury receives $271000 in grants from the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Malta House of Care Mobile Medical Clinic: $5,000 to provide physicals, blood ... Glastonbury MLK Community Initiative: $10,000 grant to support...more

Press Release: Hazelden Betty Ford To Honor Brent Canode
Foundation: Ford Foundation

... Recovery High School Initiative; an editor with the national Journal of Recovery Science; a recovery consultant with the Center for Social...more

Philanthropic Partnerships and Funding Collaboratives
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Women's Foundation of California, Washington Area Women's Foundation

We encourage others in philanthropy to adopt our best practices of radical generosity and collectively target investments to support the...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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Social Entrepreneurship

‘Social Entrepreneurs Challenge’ to Award Groundbreaking Innovators And Crowdfunders

‘Social Entrepreneurs Challenge’ to Award Groundbreaking Innovators And Crowdfunders

The Skoll Foundation, in partnership with the Huffington Post, kicks off the Social Entrepreneurs Challenge, a fundraising event for organizations endeavoring to fix the most critical problems of society.

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