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Around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic and cultural decisions that shape their lives as a result of deep-rooted inequality. Challenging that inequality is at the center of everything we do. We invest in individuals, ideas and institutions who are working to build a more just and fair future for all.

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Coronavirus Response

  • Ford spearheads a philanthropy pledge with 700+ foundations to support nonprofits with flexible funding
  • Ford launches $75-million NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund
  • Ford joins forces to raise $20 million to support low-wage workers impacted by pandemic
  • All Ford offices around the world remain closed until further notice
  • The Ford Foundation Gallery in New York is closed until further notice

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Several scams in the form of email, phone, and text and social media message solicitations claiming to be from or associated with the Ford Foundation and/or Darren Walker are circulating.


The Response & Vision Fund launches today to support community-led and civil society organizations, workers’ rights groups and social movements that work with those most impacted by the economic fallout of Covid-19.

In The Headlines

Working people in the global South have been devastated by the economic fallout from COVID-19. This piece in the Chronicle of Philanthropy explores how funders joined forced to launch the Response and Vision Fund to advance a global economy that benefits all people and the planet.

In The Headlines

 In a powerful opinion piece in The New York Times, Darren Walker argues that capitalism must be reformed if we are to save democracy and challenge inequality in the US.

By Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation announced the pricing and sale of a $1 billion Social Bond, the net proceeds of which will help support and strengthen nonprofit organizations hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic. This Social Bond is the first-ever such offering by a U.S. nonprofit foundation in the taxable corporate bond market.


The fund will provide much needed capital to emerging impact businesses that lack access to adequate affordable capital and expand racial and gender diversity in the community development field.

Find more news and updates from the Ford Foundation, including our blog and Darren’s speeches.

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