The challenges we face as a world require a new kind of leader. Hilary Pennington shares what we’ve learned from 80 years of investing in individuals and introduces the Ford Global Fellows, our big bet to build the next generation of change agents.
Hilary Pennington announces the philanthropy pledge, a partnership with the Ford Foundation and more than 40 organizations to urge philanthropies everywhere to commit to more flexible funding to support nonprofits navigate the impacts of COVID-19.
Advancing the rights of women and girls is one of the most critical tasks of the 21st century. Hilary Pennington, executive vice president for program, shares how the intrepid individuals and organizations Ford supports are pushing the boundaries of possibility to build a future where all individuals have the power and opportunity to shape their own lives.
We’re grateful to our grantees who took the time and care to respond to our most recent grantee survey with the Center for Effective Philanthropy. They gave us the kind of candid, substantive feedback we rely on to understand where we’re doing well and how we’re falling short—and what we can do to improve.
The “American Dream”—one of the country’s most foundational principles—has long made a simple promise: Hard work leads to success. But what happens when large swaths of American society don’t buy into it?
Unlike traditional scholarships based primarily on academic achievement, social justice fellowships use non-traditional ways to recruit talented individuals and extend higher education opportunities to leaders from marginalized communities.