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A bold vision for philanthropy in the 21st century is needed—one that moves giving from generosity to justice.

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The fellowship is a new Ford Foundation program that aims to identify and connect emerging leaders from across the globe who are advancing innovative ideas and solutions to combat inequality.

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We are deeply saddened by the death of Marca Bristo, a legendary disability rights advocate and a grantee of the foundation.

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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.

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The Ford Foundation Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Utopian Imagination on Tuesday, September 17, with an opening event from 6:00 - 8:00 pm that evening.

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The Ford Foundation Gallery’s second exhibition in the “Utopian Imagination” trilogy, titled Radical Love, features 23 artists whose artwork responds to the previous exhibition, Perilous Bodies, by offering love as the answer to a world in peril. The works are grounded in ideas of devotion, abundance, and beauty; here, otherness and marginality is celebrated, adorned, and revered.

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Darren Walker encourages art museums and other institutions to step into the future by diversifying their leadership.
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Foundations join together in commitment to ensure the photo archive of Johnson Publishing from Ebony and Jet Magazines is preserved so that future generations will be able to view and understand this epoch in time from the African American perspective.

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In this New York Times profile feature, president Darren Walker articulates his vision for what is broken in philanthropy and the powerful steps Ford is now taking to guide a meaningful transformation from generosity to justice. The article captures how Walker is using his uncanny knack for connecting people to reimagine who has a seat at the table - and ultimately, a voice in the room.