Help us figure out where to focus our funding in the United States (RFP)

We’re seeking a smart partner to help us identify criteria and make recommendations for which states in the US would be good places to focus our funding efforts.

Click here to download the full Request for Proposals. Deadline: September 9, 2016.

The overarching mission of the Ford Foundation is to combat inequality in all its forms. Our work in the US and globally is organized into specific areas designed to intersect and overlap in response to emerging contexts and conditions. Currently we’re considering how our various areas of programming in the US could be layered to create a more coherent strategy and ultimately be more effective. We’re interested in looking at which geographies to target and how overlapping priorities can help build a more effective social justice infrastructure.

We’re looking for a partner to undertake this body of work and help us understand how we can better align U.S. grant making across the foundation. Given the magnitude of the problems we work on, we are especially interested in high-leverage opportunities, where multiple efforts could focus on a set of states and build momentum at the national level.

If you are interested, or know someone who may be a good fit, please submit a proposal to conduct research and analysis to develop criteria and recommendations for identifying these potential target states.

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The Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 80 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.