How does a social justice organization successfully expand across the US in a few short years? See how BUILD helped Alliance for Safety and Justice become resilient enough to make a bold expansion work, taking their successes in California across the country.
We share a singular and sacred duty to protect the right to vote—to safeguard our government of the people, by the people, for the people. In response to Georgia’s restrictive voting laws, Darren Walker joins more than 700 leaders in defense of democracy to protect every American’s right to vote.
In the midst of one of history’s most tumultuous years, president Darren Walker sat down with 60 Minutes’ Lesley Stahl to talk about the challenges facing the world and how we must reimagine philanthropy to answer the call for justice.
In our “post-truth” world, we are all overwhelmed by information. In-person interactions struggle to compete with the ceaseless barrage of push notifications popping up on our mobile devices. Attention, trust, and full presence are now among our scarcest resources.
Kevin Ryan joined the Ford Foundation’s Equitable Development team earlier this year, leading our grant making in Detroit. Here, the Detroit native talks about his family’s history in the city and region, the changes he’s seen in Detroit over the years, and the shape and scope of the foundation’s grant making there.
Global Program Officer, Civic Engagement and Government
The Ford Foundation's new strategy to support institutions and networks, and to strengthen civil society, ensuring that the courageous people within it have what they need to fight for a more just and equitable world.
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.
We are making some big changes—but what will never change is our commitment to supporting those closest to the problems, engaging collaboratively with every sector, and pursuing the cause of justice and dignity for all people.
Read Darren Walker's response to a series of articles found in the Standford Social Innovation Review where the authors argue that foundations can employ a more nuanced model of strategic giving that better suits the complexities of making change in the real world.