Ford Foundation

Fondation Ford

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History

1936, by Henry Ford and his son Edsel B Ford. Since 1950 moved to a national and international program.

Aims

Strengthen democratic values; reduce poverty and injustice; promote international cooperation; advance human achievement.

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Activities

Types of support: conferences and seminars; general purposes; matching funds; publications; research program-related investments; seed money; special projects; technical assistance; endowment funds; fellowships; individual grants. Programme areas (3): (1) 'Democracy, Rights and Justice' with 3 sections - Democratic and Accountable Government; Human Rights; Social Justice Philanthropy. (2) 'Economic Opportunity and Assets' with 3 sections - Economic Fairness; Metropolitan Opportunity; Sustainable Development. (3) 'Education, Creativity and Free Expression' with 3 sections - Educational Opportunity and Scholarship; Freedom of Expression; Sexuality and Reproductive Health and Rights. Through 2007, spent over US$ 15,000 million on programs and grants in the US and other countries around the world.

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Languages

English.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special).

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Publications

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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Disadvantaged
  • Peace
    • Justice
  • Idealism
    • Idealism

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

F0239

Last News Received

30. Aug 2010
* Subject classification is derived from the organization names and aims.
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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