Scholarships need to do much more to improve the growing inequality in higher education.
As part of a commemorative Washington Post issue on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, director of Creativity and Free Expression Elizabeth Alexander reflects on the stories, and story of a people.
In this op-ed, Hilary Pennington discusses the promise of higher education, and the role of scholarships in combating inequality.
The foundation’s work in Brazil aims to address inequality in all its forms, including economic, political, and social inequalities. With decades of experience in civil society in both Brazil and abroad, Roque carries legitimacy and authority to lead the Ford Foundation in Brazil.
In a conversation with Yahoo Finance's Andy Serwer, Darren Walker explains how short-termism in business can exacerbate income inequality and how the Ford Foundation is working to alleviate the many forms of inequality around the world.
We’re seeking a smart partner to help us identify criteria and make recommendations for which states in the US would be good places to focus our funding efforts.
In a conversation with Yahoo Finance's Andy Serwer, Darren Walker explains how the 2016 Olympics have brought millions of dollars of investment to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but these benefits have not reached the country's most overlooked populations.
Co.exist takes a look at #ReasonsForHope, a campaign led by 39 philanthropies that encourages Americans to fight despair and work together to create more dignity, justice, and equality.
The Washington Post breaks down funding for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens next month. Since 2006, Ford has made several contributions to the museum—the largest for galleries focused on African American life after the civil rights movement.
With over 20 years of experience in financial services, Sulzberger brings a valuable perspective to the foundation’s board at a time of visionary change.
Southern Africa regional director Nicolette Naylor compares the horror of the Orlando massacre with the reality faced by LGBTI people across the African continent every day.
In this Stanford Social Innovation Review article, Hilary Pennington proposes that the nonprofit sector create new models for recognizing individual leaders without compromising the collective efforts, movements, and environment of inclusion that they are trying to build.
Ford Foundation president Darren Walker reflects on the mass shooting in Orlando and applauds solidarity between LGBT and American Muslim communities.
GeekWire spoke with Ford Foundation Trustee Sir Tim Berners-Lee and filmmaker Jessica Yu about the documentary film, foreveryone.net. The film explores the creation of the web, and Mr. Berners-Lee's greatest fear for its future.
This is not the first time Detroit has risen from the proverbial ashes.
The Pulitzer Prize Board elected Alexander to a three-year term. The 19-member board chooses the winners of the Pulitzer Prizes in journalism, books, drama and music each April.
The rule is an opportunity for nonprofit organizations to embrace those values within their own organizations—even if doing so is challenging.
As director, he will advance Ford’s work in addressing inequality to pave the way for economic opportunity and inclusive growth.
Foundations plan to commit nearly $125 million to support health, education, and economic development.
The federal Social Innovation Fund has announced new grants to help develop Pay for Success projects across the nation.
Reich will guide the foundation’s BUILD efforts in the United States and across its 10 global offices to implement sector-leading approaches to supporting the sustainability, vitality, and effectiveness of organizations and networks that serve as pillars of broader social movements.
Awarded a fellowship by the Ford Foundation, Anna Pauline (Pauli) Murray pursued a doctorate in law at Yale in order to further her scholarly work on gender and racial justice.
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.
Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz talks to Darren about how the foundation is addressing the drivers of inequality.
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.
Darren Walker outlines the foundation's new focus on fighting inequality and offers his take on the role of philanthropy in today's world.
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.