We will provide BUILD support to up to 300 organizations that are doing essential work to tackle inequality. As of September 2017, we have invited more than 190 organizations, and approximately 120 of these grants have been awarded. This initial cohort of organizations represents a mix of emerging and well-established field leaders. Nearly 40 percent work in the Global South, with the remainder in the U.S., and more than 80 percent are led by women and people of color.
Our BUILD partners cover a spectrum of critical functions and capabilities—from grassroots mobilizing to policy analysis to strategic litigation. All of them stand to benefit from sustained efforts to strengthen their organizational core.
At this time BUILD is open by invitation only to current grantees of the Ford Foundation.