Alliance magazine interviews Darren Walker

Six months into his role as the Ford Foundation’s 10th president, Darren Walker talks to Alliance Magazine about philanthropy’s role in solving social problems, institution building and his vision for the future of the foundation. “It is deeply gratifying to travel the world and experience the impact of the Ford Foundation because there is no corner of the world where this institution’s rich history has not been felt,” he says.

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The Ford Foundation is an independent organization working to address inequality and build a future grounded in justice. For more than 85 years, it has supported visionaries on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. Today, with an endowment of $16 billion, the foundation has headquarters in New York and 10 regional offices across Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.