We launched our first round of BUILD grants from 2016 to 2021, dispersing $1 billion in grant dollars to nearly 350 grantee partners in over 30 countries spanning all of Ford’s programmatic areas. The next round of $1 billion in BUILD grants will be awarded starting in January 2022 through 2026.

Our BUILD partners cover a spectrum of critical functions and capabilities—from grassroots mobilizing to policy analysis to strategic litigation. All of them stand to benefit from sustained efforts to strengthen their organizational core.

BUILD is open by invitation only to current grantees of the Ford Foundation. Unsolicited grants inquiries are not being accepted. If you are looking for funding from the Ford Foundation, please visit our grant opportunities page to see areas we are seeking funding requests.

About our 2016-2021 BUILD grants

52%of grants went to global south-focused build grantees

48%of grants went to u.s.-focused build grantees

60%of grants went to women-led build grantees

BUILD Grantee Organization Budget Sizes

24%Less than $1M

50%$1m – $5M

13%$5 – $10M

13%Greather than $10M