The Asian American Foundation (TAAF) is disrupting the model minority myth, advocating for inclusive education, and producing powerful narratives that highlight the richness and diversity of the AAPI community. We spoke to CEO Norman Chen about the foundation’s first two years and what it envisions for the future.
The New Disabled South, founded by Dom Kelly and Kehsi Iman Wilson, is building a coalition of activists and organizations to fight for disability rights and advance justice in the South, home to one-third of all disabled people in the United States.
It’s been nearly 15 years since the first Transgender Day of Visibility. Trans people have much to celebrate, but they are also subjected to a dangerous backlash that threatens their safety. Four leaders share their hopes for a better future and their advice for the next generation.
At once relentless and compassionate, Judy Heumann spent her life advocating for people with disabilities and fighting against injustice. Heumann, who passed away at 75, leaves behind a profound legacy marked by a deep understanding of dignity and humanity and a commitment to equality at all costs.
What does abortion have to do with democracy? On what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, we reflect on what led to the reversal of the landmark ruling, what it means for the future of democracy, and why we refuse to give up on reproductive rights.
When Roe v. Wade was overturned just seven months shy of its 50th anniversary, revered reproductive rights leaders Oriaku Njoku and Morgan Hopkins took a moment to mourn. Then they got to work, building a bolder, broader movement focused on abortion access for all.
On the 105th birthday of Fannie Lou Hamer, we brought together a diverse mix of artists, changemakers and thought leaders to honor her life and learn from her legacy to advance justice everywhere.
Effective January 1, 2023, the Ford Foundation will raise its minimum indirect cost rate applicable to eligible project grants to 25%.
Weaving Resilience is an $80 million initiative to support civil society organizations throughout the Global South. Developed with our partners in eight regions, this initiative will strengthen and connect civil society leaders and organizations on the frontlines of the fight for social justice.
Today, the Ford Foundation is pleased to share the first annual update on our COP26 pledge: From January 1, 2021, to June 29, 2022, we approved $68 million in funding to support the tenure rights and forest guardianship of Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
Following the historic racial reckoning of 2020, the Ford Foundation recognized a need to invest in more movement-building work – an essential catalyst for change that receives a fraction of racial equity funding. As a result, we came to the difficult conclusion to wind down the Ford Fellowships program by 2028.