The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them.
Headquartered in New York City, we make grants in all 50 states, and through 10 regional offices around the world, we support programs in more than 50 countries.
The foundation was created with gifts and bequests by Edsel and Henry Ford. It is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, with its own board, and is entirely separate from the Ford Motor Company.