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 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.
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.
November 4, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — The Ford Foundation has pledged $100-million over seven years to support efforts to improve American public education.
NEW YORK, June 16, 2009 — The American Jewish Committee (AJC) has received a major grant of $500,000 from The Ford Foundation for a new initiative to create momentum for comprehensive immigration reform.
June 3, 2009, DETROIT, Associated Press — The Ford Foundation has given a boost to the struggling Detroit Symphony Orchestra -- a three-year, $1 million grant to help it expand its donor base.
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.
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.
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.
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.