The Ford Foundation (German: Ford Foundation ) is an American foundation whose goals are the spread of democracy , the reduction of poverty and the promotion of international understanding. It was founded by Ford Motor Company in 1936 with contributions from the industrialist and Henry Ford and his son Edsel Ford and was headed by McGeorge Bundy from 1966 to 1979 . The endowment is around 13 billion dollars .
The Ford Foundation helped found the think tank RAND Corporation in 1948 .
In addition to the headquarters in New York City, there are ten regional offices. The foundation is one of the most important donors to the organization Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting , a group that monitors the media. Former fellows include Jack LaSota , Witold Gombrowicz, and Kofi Annan .
The presidents of the foundation are or were:
- Edsel Ford (founder) 1936–1943
- Henry Ford II 1943-1950
- Paul G. Hoffman 1950-1953
- H. Rowan Gaither 1953-1956
- Henry T. Heald 1956-1965
- McGeorge Bundy 1966-1979
- Franklin Thomas 1979-1996
- Susan Berresford 1996-2007
- Luis Ubiñas 2008-2013
- Darren Walker 2013–
- Dwight Macdonald: The Ford Foundation: The Men and the Millions , Taylor & Francis 2017, ISBN 9781412836883
- Official website
- Literature by and about Ford Foundation in the catalog of the German National Library
- ↑ Our origins. In: fordfound.org. Ford Foundation, accessed July 23, 2020 .