As one of TIME's most influential people, Darren is changing the language of philanthropy, from “them” and “they” to “us” and “we.”
The 11 year old organization makes grants to artists.
Through the Flex Fund, the three foundations will provide second-stage funding for joint projects by social entrepreneurs and filmmakers.
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Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz talks to Darren about how the foundation is addressing the drivers of inequality.
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Network of foundations issues call to action for all U.S. philanthropic institutions to adopt fair chance hiring measures.
The two-year partnership will raise global awareness on social justice at the Doc Corner in Cannes.
Black America is an in-depth conversation that explores what it means to be Black in America.
The foundation’s president spoke to graduates at Hunter’s winter commencement ceremony
Our technology program officer earned a place on The Chronicle of Philanthropy's list of influential change makers.
Rothenberg will lead new division, which reflects the foundation’s commitment to continuous learning as it refines its approach to challenging inequality in all its forms.
Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg’s “disruptive optimism” will spur solutions to the greatest challenges of our time.
In this op-ed, Darren considers the origins of modern philanthropy and how we can rethink the traditional “gospel of giving”—and indeed, why we must.
The foundation is embarking on a mission-driven renovation of its landmark NYC headquarters, bringing it up to municipal code while expanding spaces for convening and creating a global center for social justice.
At our Rights Now event, the country’s first black attorney general candidly discussed the state of civil rights, voting rights, and #blacklivesmatter.
Ford Foundation announces the appointment of Kavita N. Ramdas as Senior Advisor to the President.
Claudio Fuentes, Director de la Escuela de Ciencia Política, Universidad Diego Portales, analiza la razón por la cual la filantropía chilena es tan limitada.
California attorney general, California public colleges and universities launch new statewide initiative.
Former USAID mission director will lead the foundation's work in realizing the potential of youth to create positive social change in the world and be a force for progress.
The Ford Foundation announces the appointment of poet, essayist, playwright, and scholar Elizabeth Alexander as director of its Creativity and Free Expression program.
Hilary Pennington named one of America's Top 20 Women in Philanthropy and Civic Engagement.
10 distinguished honorees to receive National Humanities Medal.
New federal program will test models for allowing incarcerated Americans to receive Pell Grants and pursue postsecondary education while in prison.
Ford's VP for global communications responds to Andy Kessler's op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.
The Ford Foundation was honored at the Ailey Spirit Gala for the foundation's support of the arts and arts education.
Foundation's president addresses the graduating students of this CUNY community college.
Darren Walker delivers commencement address at San Francisco graduate school.
Darren Walker addresses University of Texas at Austin class of 2015.
The Ford Foundation today announced it was making $500,000 in grants to support disaster relief and recovery in Nepal, where the foundation has supported development work for over 60 years.
Ford Foundation president delivers remarks at premier social entrepreneurship forum.
JustFilms is proud to have supported four films selected for this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.
Vivek Malhotra, Ford Foundation director for Civil and Human Rights, delivers the keynote speech at the South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) ChangeMakers Awards Reception, held at the 2015 National South Asian Summit in Washington, DC.
Building on the foundation’s legacy of commitment to the arts, the distinguished visiting fellows will explore the power of culture.
Ford Foundation celebrates half a century of creating opportunities for low-income Americans.
Higher education reduces recidivism and more.
Supported by the foundation, the initiative is part of an effort to make diversity a priority for these institutions.
The first African American woman to head a Fortune 500 company joins the foundation's board.
Philanthropy leaders commit to putting Internet rights at the center of philanthropic work.
Joint statement from the Open Society Foundations, Ford Foundation, and Atlantic Philanthropies.
A change consistent with the foundation's longtime commitment to transparency and knowledge sharing.
Initiative to host session on digital safety and security for filmmakers at festival.
Ford Foundation vice president addresses Washington University in St. Louis.
Foundation president assumes leadership role to advance a collaborative, cross-sector effort.
New director will lead the foundation's work on equitable urban development in the US and developing world.
Commitment to people of Detroit extends beyond Grand Bargain.
Bernstein brings over 25 years of experience managing not-for-profit institutions and their financial and operational health and effectiveness.
As Ford's director of communications since 2006, Ironside has been integral to developing and executing the foundation's strategic vision.
The renowned university chancellor and transplant surgeon brings wide-ranging experience and keen intellect to his new position.
The new director has been at the forefront of citizen engagement and government accountability for two decades.
The globally renowned social justice leader will head the office based in Mexico City.
Monteiro has been with the foundation since 1995.
Gilbert brings more than 20 years of experience that spans the government, nonprofit, and private sectors and includes human resources work in Asia, Africa, Latin America, North America, and Europe.
Trustees are elected by the full board and serve six-year terms.
Details about what to do if you receive scam e-mails or phone solicitations claiming to be from or associated with the foundation.
Recommendations and initial funding commitments set the stage for a long-term effort to ensure success in health, education, and employment.
Foundation support helps realize the expansion of a promising arts education program.
A report clarifies what we need to know to bring an end to a deeply harmful practice.
Darren Walker talks to Shelterforce about connecting the dots.
Foundations will work with government, business, and community leaders on the My Brother's Keeper initiative.
Lopez will be the first artist to join the foundation's board.
Funds will replenish the program's endowment.
Series of events to focus on achieving the full promise of democracy.
Supports quality films and digital projects tackling urgent, complex social justice issues.
An investment in Code Switch, NPR's race, ethnicity, and culture reporting initiative.
Stories of poverty and opportunity from the most unequal city in America
The Ford Foundation mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela and celebrates his impact on the world.
In the year since Hurricane Sandy hit the greater New York metro area, we've been working to support a long-term response to the storm.
New board member shares our commitment to fairness and equal access to opportunity for all.
Briggs will oversee all of the program's global grantmaking and serve as an officer of the Board of Trustees.
We are proud to partner with TED as it hosts TEDCity2.0.
Support for seven leading human rights organizations will strengthen and diversify the movement and enable it to confront abuses.
Ford Foundation appoints Hilary Pennington and Martín Abregú as program vice presidents.
Andrew Dosunmu's feature received critical support from JustFilms.
The 10th president of the foundation delivers remarks in a special meeting with colleagues
The Ford Foundation announces the appointment of Cara Mertes as director of its JustFilms program.
The Ford Foundation announces the appointment of Elizabeth D. Knup as head of its office in China, based in Beijing
The Ford Foundation announces the appointment of Achmat Dangor as head of its office for Southern Africa.
Ford Foundation president Luis A. Ubiñas announces his plan to leave the foundation in September of 2013.
The Ford Foundation today announces the appointment of Ricardo Castro as vice president and general counsel/
JustFilms, the Ford Foundation’s social justice film fund, is providing major support to eight independent films selected for competition and premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the world’s leading showcase for independent filmmaking.
The Ford Foundation announces an initial investment of $3 million to the World Bank’s Global Partnership for Social Accountability
The Ford Foundation announces the appointment of Innocent Chukwuma as representative for West Africa, serving Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, The Gambia, Mali, Guinea and Sierra Leone.
Select public schools in Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and Tennessee will significantly expand and redesign their school calendars starting in 2013 in an effort to radically improve learning for tens of thousands of students.
The Ford Foundation continued the celebration of its 50th anniversary in Eastern Africa today by honoring ten organizations as Champions of Democracy.
The Ford Foundation announces a five-year $25 million commitment to help end child marriage, a harmful practice that afflicts the lives of 10 million girls in dozens of countries around the world each year.
The Ford Foundation announced its partnership in founding the Better Than Cash Alliance, an initiative launched jointly with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Citi, Omidyar Network, USAID, U.N. Capital Development Fund and Visa Inc.
The Ford Foundation announces the first round of grants in a new five-year, $50 million initiative to strengthen and diversify the global human rights movement to face the challenges of a changing world.
The Ford Foundation announces the appointment of Kavita N. Ramdas as representative in its New Delhi office, serving India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.
The Ford Foundation announces a program of special grants and activities to celebrate its 50th anniversary working in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.
More than 100 education and civic leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds launched a national coalition to encourage an educational shift that could change the way American children learn.
The Ford Foundation announces $4.5 million in special grants along with a program of activities to commemorate its 50th anniversary in Latin America.
A $30 million investment from the Ford Foundation has enabled community development financial institution Self-Help to merge with seven credit unions in California.
Ford Foundation’s documentary film fund, is providing major support to five independent films selected for competition and premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the world’s leading showcase for independent filmmaking.
The Ford Foundation announces the appointment of Noha El-Mikawy to lead its Middle East and North Africa office, which focuses on Egypt.
The Ford Foundation announces the winners of its Jubilee Transparency Awards.
The Ford Foundation announces the appointment of Maurice Odhiambo Makoloo as representative for Eastern Africa, serving Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
The Ford Foundation Board of Trustees announces the election of two new members, Martin Eakes and Sir Tim Berners-Lee.
A new global effort to end child marriage was announced today at the 2011 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, turning the international spotlight on a harmful traditional practice that affects the lives of 10 million girls in dozens of countries around the world every year.
Phillip L. Clay, a prominent housing and community development expert, academic and administrator, has joined the Ford Foundation as a senior fellow.
ArtPlace, a “creative placemaking” effort, is intended to drive revitalization in cities and towns across the United States through an innovative investment model that puts arts at the center of economic development.
The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of Myriam Méndez-Montalvo as representative for its office serving the Andean Region and Southern Cone, based in Santiago, and Nilcéa Freire as representative for the foundation’s office in Brazil, based in Rio de Janeiro.
The trustees and staff of the Ford Foundation warmly congratulate their colleague Willy Mutunga, who today was confirmed by the Kenyan Parliament as the next chief justice of the Supreme Court of Kenya.
The Ford Foundation announces the appointment of Jonathan Barzilay as director of its work on freedom of expression.
The Ford Foundation's groundbreaking effort to help Vietnamese people and Americans address the lingering effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam will transition to the Aspen Institute.
Ford Foundation announces $100,000 awards to 12 social innovators who, through their extraordinary vision and courageous work, are improving the lives of millions of people.
The Ford Foundation announced today that it has selected the Development Initiatives Network (DIN) to manage the application process for the foundation's $1 million Jubilee Transparency Awards.
Our Cairo office is just a few blocks away from Tahrir Square, a location that enables us to stay close to events but which also presents some challenges.
Leveraging Investments in Creativity (LINC) and the Ford Foundation announces the winners of the Space for Change Planning and Pre-Development Grants, awarding up to $100,000 each to 12 nonprofit arts organizations in the early stages of developing exemplary cultural facilities.
GrantCraft—a groundbreaking enterprise that equips grant makers with an array of tools to help them hone their craft and be more effective—is moving from the Ford Foundation to the Foundation Center in New York and European Foundation Centre in Brussels, the three institutions jointly announced.
The Foundation announces a five-year, $50 million initiative to help find and support a new generation of filmmakers whose works address urgent social issues.
Ford Foundation announces grants totaling $4.1 million to six organizations to design and undertake innovative research on youth sexuality in the United States. The research is intended to provide new data and analysis for public discussion of policies and programs that affect young people's sexual choices and health.
The Ford Foundation today marked 50 years of work in Nigeria and West Africa by opening a new building and announcing $1 million in special awards that will help build a healthy and vibrant future for the region.
The Ford Foundation today announced a five-year, $85 million initiative that will make rural and indigenous people a stronger part of the world's response to climate change, saying that engaging these populations is essential to reducing poverty and building long-term climate solutions.
The Ford Foundation is delighted by today's announcement that Jobs for the Future is the recipient of one of 11 inaugural Social Innovation Fund (SIF) awards from the Corporation for National and Community Service in Washington, D.C.
The Ford Foundation announces a $25 million effort to fight the disproportionate yet largely hidden impact of HIV/AIDS on marginalized communities in the United States.
The Ford Foundation announces the election of Irene Hirano Inouye as the next chair of its Board of Trustees.
The Ford Foundation today announced a five-year, $200 million effort to help transform the way cities, suburbs and surrounding communities grow and plan for the future, promoting a new metropolitan approach that interweaves housing, transportation and land-use policy to foster greater economic growth.
The National Fund for Workforce Solutions received the 2010 Distinguished Grantmaking Award for Collaboration from the Council on Foundations at its annual conference.
Social Performance Task Force is encouraging MFIs to show their commitment to transparency through the Social Performance Reporting Awards.
With funding for arts and cultural institutions under intense downward pressure nationally, the Ford Foundation today announced a 10-year, $100 million initiative to support a new generation of arts spaces.
The Ford Foundation today announced Darren Walker as its next vice president for Education, Creativity and Free Expression, one of Ford's three major program areas.
The Ford Foundation this week joined with four other foundations to fund a $12 million initiative of Complete College America.
The Ford Foundation announces a $250,000 grant to the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), a global health-focused nonprofit started by former President William J. Clinton in 2002.
The Ford Foundation has announced $1 million in grants to support urgent humanitarian relief efforts for victims of last week's earthquake in Haiti.