• Organization TypeFoundation, Advocacy NGO
  • Staff251-500
  • HeadquartersUnited States
  • Founded1936

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. They believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them. Headquartered in New York City, they make grants in all 50 states, and through 10 regional offices around the world, they support programs in more than 50 countries. The foundation was created with gifts and bequests by Edsel and Henry Ford. It is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, with its own board, and is entirely separate from the Ford Motor Company. Mission They believe in the inherent dignity of all people. But around the world, too many people are excluded from the political, economic, and social institutions that shape their lives.  In addressing this reality, they are guided by a vision of social justice—a world in which all individuals, communities, and peoples work toward the protection and full expression of their human rights; are active participants in the decisions that affect them; share equitably in the knowledge, wealth, and resources of society; and are free to achieve their full potential. Across eight decades, their mission has been to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. Their Approaches They believe that social movements are built upon individual leadership, strong institutions, and innovative, often high-risk ideas. While the specifics of what they work on have evolved over the years, investments in these three areas have remained the touchstones of everything they do and are central to their theory of how change happens in the world. These approaches have long distinguished the Ford Foundation, and they have had a profound cumulative impact.
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Careers

7Current jobs
314Total posted jobs

Job openings over the past year

Examples of past jobs

  • Program Officer
    China
  • Investment Officer
    United States
  • Senior Program Officer
    United States
  • Workplace Experience Manager
    United States

Staff at Ford Foundation have experience in

Sectors

  • development
  • grant management
  • events / training
  • market research
  • project support

Funders

  • ford foundation
  • goal global

Countries

  • united states
  • colombia
  • tanzania
  • brazil
  • mexico

Skills

  • managerial experience
  • business development
  • experience in recruitment
  • international experience
  • with experience in conflict areas

In the News

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Q&A: Indigenous peoples in the driver's seat for a sustainable future

13 October 2017
Executive appointments

Who's who in #globaldev: June 2017 appointments

26 June 2017
Executive appointments

Who's who in #globaldev: June 2019 appointments

8 July 2019
UNGA19

UNGA 2019 event guide

17 September 2019
International Day of the Girl Child

New fund taps $100B US wedding industry to help end child marriage

11 October 2018
Produced in Partnership: Rights and Resources Initiative

Securing community forest rights is key to achieving climate goals

19 September 2018

Experience

Primary sectors

Grant Management
Monitoring / Evaluation
Research & Development
Procurement Process
Economic Policy
Personnel / Human Resources
Banking & Finance Budgeting
Civil Rights
Events / Training
Project Support

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Company Offices

  • United States (headquarters)
  • New York
  • 1440 Broadway New York, NY 10018 USA
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Emilio Castelar 131, Colonia Polanco 11560
  • India
  • New Delhi
  • 55 Lodi Estate
  • Kenya
  • Nairobi
  • Rahimtullah Towers, 12th Floor, Upper Hill Road
  • Egypt
  • Cairo
  • Tagher Building, 1, Osiris Street, 7th Floor, Garden City