Democracy in practice: How the Ford Foundation and its BUILD grantees are changing philanthropy

In a feature from Nonprofit Quarterly, Jeanne Bell and Ruth McCambridge explore the changing role and effectiveness of Philanthropy through the lens of Ford Foundation's flagship BUILD program:

"We have found in examining this program that it has had some extraordinary effects on grantees and potentially on America's future..."

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The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization with assets currently valued at $16 billion. For more than 85 years it has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.