A global philanthropic organization focused on the advancement of human welfare.
The Ford Foundation issues grants to individuals and organizations. The foundation offers fellowships to individuals for the purposes of advanced study, and it offers grants to organizations seeking to advance human knowledge, democratic values and general creative achievements. Grants are available in the following categories:
Since its founding, the Ford Foundation has provided charitable assistance to tens of thousands of grantees. A brief sampling of the grantees includes the following:
On 15 January 1936 Edsel Ford, the son of Henry Ford established the Ford Foundation with a $25,000 gift. It initially operated in Michigan, USA, and upon the deaths of both Henry and Edsel in the 1940s, the Foundation became the largest philanthropic organization in the world.