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19 Jun, 2017, 09:15 ET Ford Foundation Appoints Ai-jen Poo to Board of Trustees

The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of Ai-jen Poo to serve as a member of its Board of Trustees. As a well-established advocate for...


05 Apr, 2017, 07:00 ET Ford Foundation Commits $1 Billion From Endowment To Mission-Related Investments

The Ford Foundation today announced it is committing up to $1 billion from its $12 billion endowment over the next 10 years to the nascent...


08 Mar, 2017, 02:00 ET Ford Foundation Appoints Pradeep Nair as Regional Director for India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of Pradeep Nair as regional director for its office serving India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. A...


16 Feb, 2017, 18:08 ET Ford Foundation Appoints Bryan Stevenson to Board of Trustees

The Ford Foundation announced today the election of Bryan Stevenson to serve as a member of its Board of Trustees. A renowned public interest...


05 Oct, 2016, 15:53 ET CFC Media Lab, NFB and JustFilms | Ford Foundation Partner to Present Creative Doc Lab Focused on VR Storytelling

 Virtual Reality (VR) is capturing the imagination of documentary storytellers, journalists and visual artists all over the world who are eager...


02 Sep, 2016, 11:37 ET Ford Foundation appoints Atila Roque to lead Brazil office

The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of Atila Roque as head of its Brazil office, which is based in Rio de Janeiro. A prominent...


07 Jul, 2016, 12:17 ET Ford Foundation Appoints Gabrielle Sulzberger to Board of Trustees

The Ford Foundation announced today that Gabrielle Sulzberger has been elected to serve as a member of its Board of Trustees. Sulzberger is a...


18 May, 2016, 17:30 ET Ford Foundation Appoints John Irons as Director of Inclusive Economies

 The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of John Irons as director of Inclusive Economies. In this role he will oversee two lines...


28 Apr, 2016, 18:16 ET Ford Foundation Names Kathy Reich as Director for Effort to Strengthen Institutions and Networks

The Ford Foundation today named Kathy Reich as director of a new foundation initiative to help strengthen institutions and networks critical to...


07 Jan, 2016, 17:56 ET Ford Foundation Appoints Bess Rothenberg as Director of New Office of Strategy & Learning

 The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of Bess Rothenberg as director of its new office of Strategy and Learning. Led by...


10 Nov, 2015, 19:07 ET Renewing Communities In California: A Transformative Approach To Reentry

Today, California officials announced the launch of a new public-private partnership, Renewing Communities. This groundbreaking program brings...


16 Oct, 2015, 11:50 ET Ford Foundation Appoints David Barth as Director of Youth Opportunity and Learning

 The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of David Barth as director of its Youth Opportunity and Learning program. In his new role,...


06 Oct, 2015, 13:19 ET Ford Foundation Appoints Michelle Alexander, Prominent Civil Rights and Legal Scholar, As Senior Fellow

 The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of legal scholar and author Michelle Alexander as a Senior Fellow contributing to the...


06 Oct, 2015, 13:17 ET Ford Foundation Appoints Elizabeth Alexander, Lauded Poet, Essayist and Professor, as Director of Creativity and Free Expression

The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of poet, essayist, playwright, and scholar Elizabeth Alexander as director of its Creativity...


03 Feb, 2015, 12:42 ET Ford Foundation Expands Creative Commons Licensing for All Grant-Funded Projects

 The Ford Foundation announced today that it is adopting an open licensing policy for all grant-funded projects and research to promote greater...


22 Jan, 2015, 11:52 ET Ford Foundation's JustFilms Returns to Sundance Film Festival with Four New Films and Expanded Global Partnerships

 JustFilms, the Ford Foundation's film and digital storytelling initiative, has provided support to four films selected to premiere at this...


05 Jan, 2015, 09:58 ET Ford Foundation Appoints Don Chen New Director of Metropolitan Opportunity

The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of Don Chen as director of Metropolitan Opportunity, which leads the foundation's work on...


03 Nov, 2014, 13:07 ET Ford Foundation Appoints Alfred Ironside Vice President for Global Communications

The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of Alfred Ironside as its next Vice President for Global Communications. Mr. Ironside will...


03 Nov, 2014, 13:00 ET Ford Foundation Appoints John W. Bernstein as Chief Operating Officer

 The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of John W. Bernstein as its chief operating officer. Mr. Bernstein will serve as an...


27 Oct, 2014, 12:24 ET Ford Foundation Selects Nicolette Naylor to Lead its Southern Africa Office

The Ford Foundation today announced the selection of Nicolette Naylor as head of its Southern Africa office, which is based in Johannesburg and...


23 Oct, 2014, 14:54 ET Ford Foundation Appoints Dr. Francisco Cigarroa to Board of Trustees

The Ford Foundation announced today the election of Dr. Francisco Cigarroa to serve as a member of its Board of Trustees. Dr. Cigarroa is the...


20 Oct, 2014, 18:23 ET La Fundación Ford nombra a Helena Hofbauer Balmori como representante de su oficina para México y Centroamérica

El día de hoy la Fundación Ford anunció el nombramiento de Helena Hofbauer Balmori como representante de su oficina para México...


05 Sep, 2014, 17:16 ET Ford Foundation Appoints Kenneth T. Monteiro General Counsel and Vice President

The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of Kenneth T. Monteiro as its next Vice President, Secretary of the Board, and General...


15 Jul, 2014, 10:46 ET Ford Foundation Appoints Samantha Gilbert as Vice President, Talent and Human Resources

The Ford Foundation announced today that Samantha Gilbert, a global leader in the field of human resources, will serve as its first-ever vice...


23 Jun, 2014, 11:07 ET Ford Foundation Announces That Paula Moreno Will Join Its Board of Trustees; Kofi Appenteng Elected as Board Chair

The Ford Foundation announced today the election of Paula Moreno to serve as a member of its board of trustees and the election of Kofi Appenteng...