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, nonprofit grant-making organization with assets currently valued at $16 billion. For more than 85 years it has worked with courageous people 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. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.