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 Ubias. 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

Post-Charlottesville Philanthropy Helps Preserve Black Historic Places
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Open Society Foundations

The groundswell of support for preservation at the grassroots level has come with some philanthropic backing. As previously reported by NPQ,...more

US census citizenship question panned by scientists, civil rights groups
Foundation: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

A coalition of more than 300 philanthropic groups, including the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Ford Foundation and the Hewlett Foundation,...more

He's among 1800 on the waiting list for a place to live
Foundation: Connecticut Health Foundation, Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Community Foundation for Greater New Haven

Ginsberg, who has had many struggling nonprofits knocking on his door ... Budget cuts have forced most nonprofits into a lean management...more

New Director at Pasadena's Armory Center Seeks to Impact Community Through Art
Foundation: California Community Foundation, Ford Foundation

“I've worked for the Ford Foundation and the L.A. County Arts Commission and the California Community Foundation.” Ito said she has no...more

Are you a millennial entrepreneur under the age of 30 leading an organization driving change in ...
Foundation: Dell Foundation, Ford Foundation

Home › Forums › Startup and Social Entrepreneur Opportunities › Are you a millennial entrepreneur under the age of 30 leading an...more

Gifford Foundation board endorses 'community grid' for Interstate 81

That's according to a July 18 resolution by the trustees of the Gifford Foundation, which has given grants worth more than $5.5 million to...more

Warehousing tech elite's wealth? New path urged for Silicon Valley charity
Foundation: Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Ford Foundation

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation grew into the largest philanthropy of its kind over the last decade by jumping on a trend: It...more

New exhibit will help visitors explore the reality—and unreality—of race
Foundation: Community Foundation of Greater Flint, Ford Foundation

The exhibit is presented in partnership with The University of Michigan- Flint and the Community Foundation of Greater Flint (CFGF), and will...more

Detroit charities to Florida, Arizona transplants: Don't forget about us
Foundation: Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Ford Foundation

The issue is important because philanthropy from metro Detroit's foundations ... ago would have been much weaker without that philanthropic...more

How to Reduce Clients' Taxes While Providing a Social Good
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Fran Seegull, executive director of the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance at the Ford Foundation, sees the potential benefits of opportunity funds both...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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