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A nationally recognized labor policy expert, community organizer, and current leader of the Ford Foundation’s Future of Work(ers) program, Gupta will now oversee Ford’s US grantmaking

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Today the Ford Foundation announced its overall funding for independent documentary film for 2021. JustFilms, a part of the foundation's Creativity and Free Expression program, provided over $20.29 million to support 122 organizations and filmmakers in the United States and Global South.

Learning reflections

In this learning reflection, we examine how the Ford Foundation’s Cities & States program—which focuses on issues of housing, land and place—came to support the production of a video game, an animated web series, a children's book, podcast and interactive website to create change.

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The $3 million Extractive Industry and Climate Change Governance Fund aims to help steer the natural resources sector in West Africa toward sustainable and inclusive development.

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The informal economy makes up 60% of the global workforce, and 90% in the developing world. These workers lack social and labor protections, and the percentage living in poverty doubled during the pandemic. In Guardian, learn more about the grantees who are building a movement for informal worker rights.

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Ford’s grant will support WIEGO (Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing), a global research, policy and advocacy network focused on empowering the working poor, especially women, in the informal economy to secure their livelihoods.