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Darren Walker: The Declaration of Independence we celebrate on July 4 was not merely the expression of one’s right to protest—it was the exercise of that right.

In a blog post from the Grantmakers for Effective Organization’s (GEO) conference, Kathy Reich, Director of BUILD, maps out a vision for philanthropy for the next 20 years. Reich counts racial equity, collaboration with other funders, flexibility, and learning among the top practices critical to reaching philanthropic goals.

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In this USA Today op-ed, senior program officer and acting director Tanya Coke highlights the importance of the criminal justice movement including the voices of crime victims, in particular people of color who are at particular risk.
 

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Since the publication of his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted, Princeton sociologist Matthew Desmond has been mining court records across the United States to build a database of millions of evictions.

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On this episode of 1A, an NPR broadcast show, Darren Walker speaks with Joshua Johnson about Ford’s philanthropic vision and examples of Ford's work including monuments and historical markers, criminal justice reform and inequality in America.

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Vox reports that on issues like guns, immigration, health care, and climate change, Americans are putting pressure on businesses to act when they believe government will not.

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Ford reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Kerner Commission report, which documented the failings of the media to address the civil unrest in 1967 in Detroit, Newark, and elsewhere. 

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Ford is featured on Fast Company’s annual ranking of the world’s 50 Most Innovative Companies for its innovative efforts to strengthen the organizations we support -- including our $1 billion commitment to impact investing.

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This op-ed originally appeared in El Tiempo on February 2, 2018. The following version has been translated from the Spanish.

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Susan Berresford, who served as president of the Ford Foundation from 1996-2007 and launched the International Fellowships Program (IFP) under her tenure, reflects on lessons learned from the program.

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Inside Philanthropy features an interview with Hilary Pennington on her leadership at the Ford Foundation and the biggest issues facing civil society. 

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In this Times Picayune op-ed, Darren Walker highlights the role of innovative partnerships in New Orleans's recovery.