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

Leslie A. Ito Named New Executive Director of Armory Center for the Arts
Foundation: California Community Foundation, Durfee Foundation, Ford Foundation

Leslie A. Ito Named New Executive Director of Armory Center for the Arts ... Prior to her tenure at JACCC, Ms. Ito was Program Director for Arts and Health at the California ... Foundation, and...more

Best Practices in Impact Management Begin to Take Hold
Foundation: Ford Foundation

This is thanks to field-building efforts led by the likes of the Impact Management Project and Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), along with...more

The power of philanthropy: Community Foundation celebrates 50 years of giving
Foundation: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Community Foundation Serving Richmond and Central Virginia, Ford Foundation

Philanthropic giving is up in the U.S., according to the report “Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2017,”...more

Stanford Social Innovation Review: Reframing Aging
Foundation: John A. Hartford Foundation

Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN, President of The John A. Hartford Foundation, and Drew Volmert, Director of Research at the FrameWorks...more

Memorial Art Gallery awarded $90K in national grants
Foundation: Ford Foundation

“We are very grateful to the Ford Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts for these two grants, as they demonstrate the importance...more

Seaborn, Broughton And Walford Foundation Announce Successful Bi-Annual Grants For The ...

Peter Lowry, President of the performing arts charity, the Seaborn, ... of this well-established independent music-theatre company specialising...more

Mozilla announces $225000 in grants for "artwork and advocacy exploring AI"
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

These awards are part of the NetGain Partnership, a collaboration between Mozilla, Ford Foundation, Knight Foundation, MacArthur Foundation,...more

How Agnes Gund Is Using Her Art Collection For Criminal Justice Reform
Foundation: Ford Foundation

By November 2017 they had already given away $22 million in grants. Here, Gund and Ford Foundation president Darren Walker discuss the...more

Joel Fleishman Muddies the Waters of Philanthropic History
Foundation: Ford Foundation

It's one of the critical moments in the history of philanthropy. In 1976 Henry Ford II resigned as a trustee of the Ford Foundation. His...more

The latest on city contract awards, the Ford Foundation and more
Foundation: Ford Foundation

The New York City Department of Homeless Services plans to renew a contract with Volunteers of America – Greater New York to run a...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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