Created in 1936 by Edsel and Henry Ford, The Ford Foundation is an American private foundation which aims to advance human dignity, reduce poverty, and strengthen democracy and international cooperation.
Mission and Purpose
The Ford Foundation invests in and supports innovative ideas, visionary individuals, and front-line institutions advancing human dignity around the world. Their mission is to to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. The Ford Foundation's work is guided by a vision of social justice and a belief in the inherent dignity of all people. The goal of the Foundation is to create a world in which all individuals, communities, and peoples work toward the protection and full expression of their human rights; are active participants in the decisions that affect them; share equitably in the knowledge, wealth, and resources of society; and are free to achieve their full potential.
Origins and Development
Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding
Specializations, Methods and Tools
Major Projects and Events
Analysis and Lessons Learned
Harvard Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation
 "About Ford," accessed May 9, 2019, https://www.fordfoundation.org/about/about-ford/
 "Mission," accessed May 9, 2019, https://www.fordfoundation.org/about/about-ford/mission/
Official website: https://www.fordfoundation.org/