Ford Foundation

New York City, NY |


Assets: $14,245,104,704
Total Giving: $520,233,236

The foundation will be shifting its grantmaking focus entirely on inequality. To address this, it will be working in fifteen program areas, grouped under seven headings: 1) Civic Engagement and Government; 2) Gender, Ethnic, and Racial Justice; 3) Equitable Development;4) Inclusive Economies; 5) Internet Freedom; and 6) Youth Opportunity and Learning; 7) Creativity and Free Expression.The foundation will cut its support of several initiatives, including LGBT rights in the United States, direct cash transfers in Latin America, and micro finance. The foundation has an ongoing dialogue with its current portfolio of grantees about its evolving strategy. Those grantees that are being transitioned have been given final notice. The foundation is providing final grants to a number of those organizations. The foundation’s Board of Trustees has authorized the allocation of up to $1 billion of its endowment, to be phased in over 10 years, for mission-related investments (MRIs). .

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