Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice

The Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice is a hub for social good and the courageous people who devote their lives to achieving it. The landmark building features 81,000 square feet of convening space for the social sector, and a lush atrium garden and social justice art gallery open to the public.

Cannupa Hanska Luger, The One Who Checks & The One Who Balances, 2018 Courtesy of the artist, Photo credit: Chip Thomas, Ginger Dunnill

Ford Foundation Gallery

Utopian Imagination

17 September - 7 December 2019
Mon - Sat, 11:00 am - 6:00 pm


Several scams in the form of email, phone, and text and social media message solicitations claiming to be from or associated with the Ford Foundation and/or Darren Walker are circulating.


We are deeply saddened by the death of Marca Bristo, a legendary disability rights advocate and a grantee of the foundation.


The Ford Foundation Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Utopian Imagination on Tuesday, September 17, with an opening event from 6:00 - 8:00 pm that evening.

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The Ford Foundation Gallery’s second exhibition in the “Utopian Imagination” trilogy, titled Radical Love, features 23 artists whose artwork responds to the previous exhibition, Perilous Bodies, by offering love as the answer to a world in peril. The works are grounded in ideas of devotion, abundance, and beauty; here, otherness and marginality is celebrated, adorned, and revered.

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Darren Walker encourages art museums and other institutions to step into the future by diversifying their leadership.

Foundations join together in commitment to ensure the photo archive of Johnson Publishing from Ebony and Jet Magazines is preserved so that future generations will be able to view and understand this epoch in time from the African American perspective.

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