The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

Our Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)
The Ford Foundation has worked to proactively address concerns about the coronavirus and continues to monitor and assess this rapidly changing environment in New York and around the world.

We have closed the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice, galleries and atrium until further notice as a precautionary measure. In consultation with the advice from NY City and State Departments of Health, we have taken additional measures to sanitize and deep-clean the entire center and its public spaces, requiring staff and tenants to work remotely, restricting business travel and canceling or postponing large meetings and events.

This is a dynamic and unprecedented situation. We are focused and committed to protecting the health and safety of our staff, grantees, partners, tenants, and visitors, while we continue to support vital programs, organizations and communities working to address inequality in the United States and around the globe.

For questions about the Ford Foundation Gallery please email [email protected]

For questions about events or meetings please email [email protected].

​Located at 320 East 43rd Street in New York City, the Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice is a hub for social good and the courageous people who devote their lives to achieving it. Home to the Ford Foundation and three organizations aligned with our mission, our landmark building features 81,000 square feet of convening space for the social sector, and a beautiful garden and social justice art gallery open to the public.


Visitor information

Our building—including our garden, gallery and event spaces—are open to the public. They all offer unique accessibility features to create an equitable experience for every visitor.

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Ford Foundation Gallery

Our art gallery is open to the public and centers works that engage with issues of justice, dignity, and fairness.

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Event spaces

Our event spaces are available for booking by request from organizations aligned with our mission.

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Our building's design, materials, and operations reflect our commitment to being responsible stewards of the environment.

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Our building’s history

Explore the history of our unique landmark building, designed by renowned architects Kevin Roche and John Dinkeloo, from its opening in 1967 to its 2018 renewal, led by the architecture and design firm Gensler.

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