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We value transparency: You can explore our grants database for more information on our grantees over the past 10 years.

If you are wondering about our support to the 501(c)3 nonprofit Center for Community Change: We have been a funder of this organization since 1968. Our current support to them helps drive their work on affordable housing, affordable child care, and growing opportunity across the United States.

As a charitable organization, our mission, history, and current grant making strategies are rooted in addressing inequality in all its forms, around the world. We hope that you will explore our website and learn more about what we do.

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The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 80 years it has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.