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

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Foundation: Ford Foundation

"Who turns down an opportunity to apply for a grant from the Ford Foundation?" Walker marvels. "I think what it means is he, first, has the...more

ASU receives grant from Public Interest Technology University Network to support innovation
Foundation: Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation

Arizona State University received one of 27 grants awarded as part of ... Originally convened by the Ford Foundation, Hewlett Foundation and...more

Mississippi Museum of Art Awarded $1 Million in Grant Funding in Support of Expanded Academic ...
Foundation: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Ford Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has approved a grant of $750,000 to support the continuation and growth of the Museum's role as an...more

Buchanan '92 and Gordon '89 Talk Effective Philanthropy at Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Foundation: Hartford Foundation for Public Giving

Buchanan '92 is the president of the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP), a leading provider of data on philanthropic effectiveness. He is...more

Week in Review: Protests Against Ford Foundation Ramp Up; New Museum Protest Shut Down in ...
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Also, the 2019 MacArthur “Genius” grants have been announced, a $6.5 million Cimabue painting was discovered, and...more

How Being a 13-Year-Old Busboy Prepared Darren Walker to Lead the Ford Foundation
Foundation: Ford Foundation

... of the Ford Foundation, he oversees a $13 billion philanthropic giant. .... But on the other hand, I think, in philanthropy we have to have a sense...more

Top foundations invest in democracy initiatives
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Borealis Philanthropy just announced its new Racial Equity in Journalism Fund, which has raised $3.6 million to date, with plans to start making...more

Ford Foundation president asking $4.2M for NYC pad
Foundation: Ford Foundation

Darren Walker, president of the philanthropic Ford Foundation, is about to list his NoMad apartment for $4.2 million. The home is on the 12th floor of...more

Five Brain Science Leaders Announced as 2019 One Mind Rising Star Award Winners


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Foundation: Ford Foundation

In August, the College Board announced a new website designed to ... the need to provide bright students with a more robust and creative...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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