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

Organizations Seeking Grants

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To Apply for a Grant

  • Review the Initiatives most relevant to your work.
  • Read our Grant Application Guide (PDF), which describes our grant-making process.
  • If you determine that your work aligns with our priorities, submit a Grant Inquiry. (While we welcome submissions, please keep in mind that our funds are limited in relation to the large number of worthwhile inquiries we receive. In a typical year, less than 1 percent of unsolicited inquiries result in a grant.)
  • Please Note:
  • It is important that you use our grant inquiry form—and refrain from contacting program officers directly. Given the volume of inquiries we receive, this allows us to log, track and respond quickly to your application.


Before you begin, download and print our Grant Application Guide. Use it to help you gather information you will need when submitting your inquiry online.


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