Ford Foundation Working with Visionaries on the Frontlines of Social Change Worldwide

2010 Annual Report


For 75 years, we’ve partnered with visionaries who have transformed the human experience.

But the fight for a world defined by opportunity, fairness and dignity is far from over. Today, in a time of extraordinary change, we believe there is a rare opportunity to transform the world anew.

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Making markets work for the poor

Bold ideas are transforming financial services for the poor, providing new tools to reduce poverty in the United States.

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Lifting up families for greater economic independence

Two innovative partnerships—one in Latin America, the other in the United States—are addressing poverty at a structural level.

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Expanding community ownership for a sustainable future

Traditional communities throughout the world are claiming their territorial rights and gaining control over land and resources.

Learn more » Explore Amazon map »

Unleashing free expression to inspire social change

A new generation of artists is bringing diverse voices and fresh perspectives to today’s audiences.

Learn more and view arts spaces video » Explore JustFilms collection »

Creating a more just global financial system

Organizations worldwide are striving to make the global finance system more transparent and democratic.

Learn more » Explore global finance interactive »

Engaging citizens to strengthen democracy

In countries around the globe, citizens are staking their claim to self-determination and driving social change often with help from new technology.

Learn more and view Nigeria election slideshow »

Opening the digital future to all Americans

With partners around the country, we are working to ensure that everyone has access to the fastest Internet possible.

Learn more » Explore community broadband interactive »

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