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

Idris Goodwin Named Director of the Fine Arts Center
Foundation: Ford Foundation

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Foundation: Ford Foundation

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Nigeria Records $4.7bn Impact Investment from 2015, Says Report
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Nigeria Records $4.7bn Impact Investment from 2015, Says Report ... The report, which was contained in a study on “Impact Investing and...more

Nord Foundation chief Tony Richardson elected Center for Effective Philanthropy Board
Foundation: New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Oak Foundation, Stuart Foundation, Ford Foundation, Heinz Endowments, Nord Family Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

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Citi launches USD150m impact investing fund
Foundation: Citi Foundation , Ford Foundation

Citi has launched the USD150 million Citi Impact Fund that will make equity investments in “double bottom line” private sector companies that have...more

$20K grant from Latino Endowment Fund to help provide STEM programs to 800 Latinx children
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

The one-year, $20,000 grant comes from the Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving. The money will allow the...more

Chamber names Rochford and Whitmer the man and woman of the year for 2019

In 2011, she joined the Redlands Community Foundation, initially as a board member, later serving as the secretary, then in 2018 agreed to serve...more

Vulcan taps Ford Foundation operations chief as new CFO
Foundation: Ford Foundation

“Philanthropy is at the heart of my professional and personal passion,” Bernstein said in a news release. “Vulcan's diverse philanthropic portfolio,...more

Vulcan hires a finance chief from the Ford Foundation as Paul Allen's philanthropic legacy takes ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

John Bernstein was most recently the chief operating officer of the Ford Foundation, the philanthropy established in 1936 by Edsel Ford, son...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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