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Darren Walker announces the appointment of a foundation program officer based in Detroit—working alongside communities and leaders to ensure that the people of Detroit are shaping how their neighborhoods are developed.

Darren Walker discusses how jails like Rikers Island perpetuate inequality and injustice and embody the broken criminal justice system in America.

Announced on Monday, this year's Pulitzer winners included Ford Foundation grantees in several categories. 

Various media outlets cover the Ford Foundation's commitment of $1 billion of our endowment toward mission-related investments.

NPR examines the Bard Prison Initiative, which pairs graduates with employers to give them yearlong professional positions, and the Ford Foundation's participation in the program.

The Washington Post covers Darren Walker's lecture at the Kennedy Center, and Arts Advocacy Day sponsored by Americans for the Arts. Opinion pieces highlighting the importance of arts funding are also featured in the Hill and the Houston Chronicle.

On this episode of the weekly Fortt Knox podcast, Darren Walker talks to Jon Fortt about the importance of empathy and understanding in creating meaningful change.

Ford Foundation president Darren Walker is one of 170 new inductees into Fast Company's Most Creative People list.

WNYC interviewed award-winning poet and director of Creativity and Free Expression Elizabeth Alexander on the importance of art to the Obama administration.

in this Town & Country op-ed, Darren talks about Princess Mabel of the Netherlands and her quest to end child marriage.

In a special program about the American dream, Diane Sawyer chronicles the new reality of millions of Americans who are working harder than ever but struggling to stay in the middle class.

The Ford Foundation's Hilary Pennington and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's Fay Twersky discuss how the feedback movement helps nonprofits build better, more effective programs.

NY1's Budd Mishkin profiles Ford Foundation president Darren Walker and his journey from humble beginnings to his role as a leader in philanthropy.

The lab, which has 12 residents, is a partnership between CFC Media Lab, NFB, and JustFilms | Ford Foundation. 

This is the 25th year that the Greater Detroit chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has hosted the National Philanthropy Day awards, honoring top volunteers, donors, and funders.

Eric Doppstadt talks about his 27 years at the foundation and the value of long-term investing in ensuring it can continue working toward social justice.

Watch the discussion from the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, moderated by Dina Habib Powell, head of impact investing at Goldman Sachs, and president, Goldman Sachs Foundation.

Watch the video about how technology is changing the way philanthropy tackles the world's issues and how the Ford Foundation is working with technologists to advance social change.

Ana Marie Argilagos, a senior advisor for Ford Foundation's equitable development work, spoke with Citiscope about the impact of the upcoming Habitat III conference for ensuring sustainable global development. 

Javier Ciurlizza, representative for the Ford Foundation's work in the Andean Region, spoke with CNN's Christiane Amanpour about the rejection of a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC. 

Nonprofit Quarterly examines how issues of inequality disproportionately affect communities of color and how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) can help alleviate these issues and empower communities. 

Scholarships need to do much more to reduce the growing inequality in higher education. 

As part of a commemorative Washington Post issue on the National Museum of African American History and Culture, director of Creativity and Free Expression Elizabeth Alexander reflects on the stories, and story, of a people.

In this op-ed, Hilary Pennington discusses the promise of higher education, and the role of scholarships in combating inequality.

Darren Walker speaks with The Washington Post's Jonathan Capehart about using privilege to fight inequality and his vision for the Ford Foundation. 

Tanya Coke published a column in USA Today discussing her opposition to the death penalty for its role in offering punishment rather than healing for survivors of violent crime. 

In a conversation with Yahoo Finance's Andy Serwer, Darren Walker explains how short-termism in business can exacerbate income inequality and how the Ford Foundation is working to alleviate the many forms of inequality around the world. 

In a conversation with Yahoo Finance's Andy Serwer, Darren Walker explains how the 2016 Olympics have brought millions of dollars of investment to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but these benefits have not reached the country's most overlooked populations.

Co.exist takes a look at #ReasonsForHope, a campaign led by 39 philanthropies that encourages Americans to fight despair and work together to create more dignity, justice, and equality.

The Washington Post breaks down funding for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which opens next month. Since 2006, Ford has made several contributions to the museum—the largest for galleries focused on African American life after the civil rights movement.

In this Stanford Social Innovation Review article, Chris Cardona examines how funders can choose partner organizations that better reflect inclusion and the communities their grants serve.

In this Houston Chronicle op-ed, Darren Walker sees hope and progress amid fear and tragedy.

In this New York Times piece, Nicholas Kristof quotes Ford Foundation president Darren Walker on finding optimism in the face of systemic racism.

In this New York Times op-ed, Darren Walker talks about the inequality inherent in the current internship system and proposes a way forward.

Southern Africa regional director Nicolette Naylor compares the horror of the Orlando massacre with the reality faced by LGBTI people across the African continent every day.

In this Time magazine article, Darren Walker discusses the origins of philanthropy and its obligation to create a more equal and just system.

In this Stanford Social Innovation Review article, Hilary Pennington proposes that the nonprofit sector create new models for recognizing individual leaders without compromising the collective efforts, movements, and environment of inclusion that they are trying to build.

Darren Walker joins host Charlie Herman on WNYC's Money Talking to discuss the increasing financial challenges New York artists face and the risk of losing people vital to the city's cultural fabric.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee and others brainstormed at the Decentralized Web Summit, a conference exploring solutions to vexing next generation internet challenges.

GeekWire spoke with Ford Foundation Trustee Sir Tim Berners-Lee and filmmaker Jessica Yu about the documentary film, foreveryone.net. The film explores the creation of the web, and Mr. Berners-Lee's greatest fear for its future.

This is not the first time Detroit has risen from the proverbial ashes.

As one of Time's most influential people, Darren is changing the language of philanthropy, from “them” and “they” to “us” and “we.” 

The 11-year-old organization makes grants to artists.

The Financial Times explores the career trajectory of the foundation's president, and why a simple coffee mug is one of his favorite mementos.

Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz talks to Darren about how the foundation is addressing the drivers of inequality.

 

Paul Polman and Martin Whittaker are highlighted as CEOs tackling inequality.

Black America is an in-depth conversation that explores what it means to be Black in America.

Our technology program officer earned a place on The Chronicle of Philanthropy's list of influential change makers.

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg’s “disruptive optimism” will spur solutions to the greatest challenges of our time.

In this op-ed, Darren considers the origins of modern philanthropy and how we can rethink the traditional “gospel of giving”—and indeed, why we must.

A rundown of coverage from outlets including The New York Times, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and others.

At our Rights Now event, the country’s first black attorney general candidly discussed the state of civil rights, voting rights, and #blacklivesmatter.

Darren Walker outlines the foundation's new focus on fighting inequality and offers his take on the role of philanthropy in today's world.

Claudio Fuentes, Director de la Escuela de Ciencia Política, Universidad Diego Portales, analiza la razón por la cual la filantropía chilena es tan limitada.

Darren Walker discusses inclusive capitalism, and the Ford Foundation's focus on challenging inequality.

Darren joins host Robin Young to discuss our new focus on inequality, and our vision for the future, which we call FordForward.

The New York Times explores a shift in philanthropy toward making “big bets” in working to solve major social challenges.

Tom Watson explains why Ford's commitment to general operating support matters.

In this op-ed, Jenny Toomey, director of the foundation's work on Internet Rights, and Dave Steer, director of advocacy for the Mozilla Foundation, examine the tech talent crisis and point to some signs of hope.

In an op-ed for CNN, Darren Walker lays out the Ford Foundation’s analysis of inequality and explains how it has fueled our reorganization.

This week the foundation's trustees met in Detroit, where we were established—the board's first meeting in that city since the foundation moved to New York in 1953.

Darren Walker and Alfred Ironside encourage foundations to make the most of their messaging opportunities.

Darren Walker calls for criminal justice reform in a Sacramento Bee op-ed.

Supported by the foundation, the initiative is part of an effort to make diversity a priority for these institutions.

Darren Walker makes the case that threats to a free and open Internet are threats to freedom itself.

Foundation president and famed musician sit down with the New York Times.

Foundation president is profiled in People magazine.

Informal lending circles can help low-income consumers move into the economic mainstream.

“The progress we are making in slowing deforestation stands as a powerful and pragmatic example of what can be done,” Darren Walker writes in an op-ed for CNN Opinions.

Darren Walker talks to the Chronicle of Philanthropy about the culture he's building.

VP of Education, Creativity, and Free Expression explains her commitment to social justice.

Darren Walker on the true costs of denying the reality of inequality.

Six months into his tenure, the foundation's president reflects on his priorities.

The Wall Street Journal looks at PS 109, which will offer a mix of affordable housing and creative spaces.

Darren Walker talks to Shelterforce about connecting the dots.

Andrew Dosunmu's feature received critical support from JustFilms.

Students at Wheat Ridge Elementary School praise their expanded day.

The foundation made a grant to help the city effectively administer federal grant funding.