Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation Initiative to Tackle HIV Crisis in United States
June 2, 2010

NEW YORK, 2 June 2010 — The Ford Foundation today announced a $25 million effort to fight the disproportionate yet largely hidden impact of HIV/AIDS on marginalized communities in the United States.

The initiative will target the District of Columbia and nine states in the South that rank among the highest in new AIDS cases. It will also support efforts to address the spread of HIV among African Americans, women and Latinos. The effort will build upon investments made by Ford over the past several years to address the impact of HIV in these communities and to fight the discrimination that allows the epidemic to spread. It is informed by decades of Ford work tackling difficult human rights issues facing highly marginalized communities.

Ford Launches $200M Metro-Growth Effort
May 18, 2010

Ford Foundation announced a five-year, $200 million effort to help transform the way cities, suburbs and surrounding communities grow and plan for the future, interweaving housing, transportation and land-use policy to foster greater economic growth.

Ford Foundation Grants Nurture Arts Spaces and Housing
April 5, 2010

April 5, 2010, New York Times As part of an effort to increase the impact of its giving, the Ford Foundation is to announce a plan on Monday to dedicate $100 million to the development of arts spaces nationwide over the next decade. The plan is by far the largest commitment the foundation has ever made to the construction, maintenance and enhancement of arts facilities.

Study Describes Growth of Community Foundations in Mexico
May 22, 2009

May 20, 2009 — A new, comprehensive study of 21 community foundations in Mexico reports that these organizations are strengthening the civic fabric and playing a pivotal role in growing a new type of philanthropy in Mexican communities.

Ford Foundation to Close Offices In Hanoi and Moscow
April 29, 2009

April 29, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — After losing almost one-third of its assets during the last year, the Ford Foundation has announced it will close its offices in Russia and Vietnam.

New Group Is Formed to Sponsor Native Arts
April 22, 2009

April 22, 2009, The New York Times — Even as arts groups around the country are cutting back because of declining endowments and donations, a new foundation to support the work of American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native artists is being established with an initial $10 million from the Ford Foundation.

New Leader Overhauls Ford Foundation
April 14, 2009

April 14, 2009, The New York Times — The Ford Foundation, the nation’s second-largest philanthropic institution, has begun unveiling the results of a two-year overhaul undertaken by its new leader, Luis A. Ubiñas.