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 Noorain Khan, of the Ford Foundation, Spends Her Sundays
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Noorain Khan, a program officer at the Ford Foundation, makes grants that involve, among other things, economic, racial, and gender...more

Rivers focuses on job creation for youths to tackle crime

He also noted that the sub-grants have been made available in two intervention areas of 'Bright Future Grant' for ICT sector and the 'jump...more

Fluxx Unveils Its Vision: A Network To Democratize Philanthropy
Foundation: MacArthur Foundation, Knight Foundation, Ford Foundation

The aim is to increase the effectiveness and impact of philanthropy through building capacity, increasing visibility throughout the grantmaking...more

Penfield resident receives Top Philanthropic Honor
Foundation: Rochester Area Community Foundation, Ford Foundation

Rochester Area Community Foundation honored Kathy Nixon, of Penfield, ... The fund has made nearly $1 million in grants to help the...more

Health Care Economist Awarded MacArthur 'Genius' Grant
Foundation: Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Ford Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation on Thursday announced the 25 winners of this year's fellowships — awards, commonly...more

The Calculating Philanthropy of Silicon Valley
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Sobrato Family Foundation, Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation

Even much shorter-range philanthropic projects backed by Silicon Valley ... The intense abstraction at the core of this type of philanthropy...more

Philanthropic partnerships at the Guardian
Foundation: Gates Foundation, Skoll Foundation, Packard Foundation, Ford Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Throughout the process of securing philanthropic support, the Guardian's philanthropy editors and other senior editors confer about its suitability...more

Shifting Power and Money Through Participatory Grantmaking
Foundation: Liberty Hill Foundation, Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

Participatory grantmaking is increasingly visible and of interest to a range of funders, because it revolutionizes traditional structures of...more

New SSIR series spotlights the "Power of Feedback"
Foundation: Ford Foundation, San Francisco Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

SSIR is published by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society at Stanford University. About Hewlett Foundation: The William and...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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