On the heels of its recent $1 billion commitment to mission-related investments, the foundation partners with the U.S. Impact Investing Alliance, a newly launched field-building organization that will focus on advancing the movement to use capital for social good.
Detroit’s effort to focus targeted, strategic reinvestment in city neighborhoods has received a significant boost from support awarded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
Darren Walker announces the appointment of a foundation program officer based in Detroit—working alongside communities and leaders to ensure that the people of Detroit are shaping how their neighborhoods are developed.
The Ford Foundation and the Economist Intelligence Unit released a new report considering Colombia’s challenges in the context of other countries that have emerged from internal conflict, to identify effective strategies and highlight potential pitfalls to be avoided in building a peaceful, inclusive economy.
The Washington Post covers Darren Walker's lecture at the Kennedy Center, and Arts Advocacy Day sponsored by Americans for the Arts. Opinion pieces highlighting the importance of arts funding are also featured in the Hill and the Houston Chronicle.
Ana Marie Argilagos, a senior advisor for Ford Foundation's equitable development work, spoke with Citiscope about the impact of the upcoming Habitat III conference for ensuring sustainable global development.
Javier Ciurlizza, representative for the Ford Foundation's work in the Andean Region, spoke with CNN's Christiane Amanpour about the rejection of a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC.
Darren Walker delivers an introduction to kick off a lecture on the need for artists and nonartists alike to engage more fully with the power of artistic expression in the instigation of social change.
Nonprofit Quarterly examines how issues of inequality disproportionately affect communities of color and how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can help alleviate these issues and empower communities.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In this op-ed, Jenny Toomey, director of the foundation's work on Internet Rights, and Dave Steer, director of advocacy for the Mozilla Foundation, examine the tech talent crisis and point to some signs of hope.
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.