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Ai-jen Poo joins Ford Foundation board

Alliance magazine 3 July 2017

Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance, has been appointed to serve on the board of trustees of the Ford Foundation. She has worked as an activist throughout her career in various positions …

A big win for affirmative action (and philanthropy) in Brazil

Bradford Smith and Foundation Center 8 May 2012

On Thursday 26 April, Brazil’s Supreme Court voted 11-0 in favor of affirmative action. As reported by Latin American News Dispatch: ‘The decision reaffirmed a policy adopted by a number of Brazilian universities to institute …

Aspen Institute to take over Ford’s Agent Orange mantle – Charles Bailey supplies the continuity

1 Alliance magazine 16 May 2011

The Aspen Institute is to take over the work of tackling the after-effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam begun by the Ford Foundation over 10 years ago, work in which both agencies have been intimately …

Ford launches Visionaries awards to mark 75 years

Alliance magazine 10 May 2011

To mark its 75th anniversary, the Ford Foundation has launched its Visionaries Awards, under which 12 social innovators who are working to improve the lives of millions of people around the globe will receive $100,000 …

GrantCraft under new management – business as usual only more so?

Alliance magazine 9 February 2011

Grantmaker resource organization GrantCraft, for so long under the wing of the Ford Foundation, is to be taken over by the Foundation Center and the European Foundation Centre. While the organizations involved all speak of …

What will staff cuts mean for foundation grantmaking?

Caroline Hartnell 22 June 2009

In May, the Ford Foundation offered a voluntary severance plan to 140 of its 550 staff members, and just last week the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation offered a similar plan to 42 per cent of …