Our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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As a foundation dedicated to protecting and advancing human welfare, we are working proactively to address the rising concerns about the Coronavirus and monitor and assess the rapidly changing environment in our headquarters of New York and around the world.

Hear from Darren Walker.


The work of the individuals and organizations we support matters now more than ever. We are working closely with them to understand their needs during this challenging time and provide them with the required support and flexibility to navigate the evolving situation.

Hear from Hilary Pennington.


The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice and Gallery will be closed until further notice as a precautionary response to the Coronavirus.

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We believe in the inherent
dignity of all people.

Around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic and cultural decisions that shape their lives as a result of deep-rooted inequality. Challenging that inequality is at the center of everything we do. We invest individuals, ideas and institutions who are working to build a more just and fair future for all.

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In The Headlines

This is a public health crisis that threatens to become a humanitarian disaster.


The Ford Foundation announces the launch of a $75-million fund to support New York City nonprofits in the COVID-19 pandemic in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, Estée Lauder Companies Charitable Foundation, Robin Hood and a number of other funders.


More than 40 major foundations pledged their commitment to more flexible funding to help grantee partners meet emergency needs prompted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Find more news and updates from the Ford Foundation, including our blog and Darren’s speeches.

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