Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation

Date Founded



320 E 43rd St, New York, NY, 10017, USA

Charitable Causes

Corporate Foundations
Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations

Employees (Worldwide)

501 - 1,000


Social Interest
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit, non-governmental organization that provides grants, projects and loans to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement. The foundation funds derive from an investment portfolio that began with gifts and bequests of Ford Motor Company stock by Henry and Edsel Ford. The foundation was founded in 1936 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

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Executives & Employees


Chief Investment Officer & Vice President

Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Treasurer

Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel

Director Equity

Director, Private Equity & Real Assets

Director of Hedge Fund Investments

Director, Public Investments

Executive Vice President of Programs

Vice President, International Programs

Board of Trustees

Former Chancellor at The University of Texas System

President at Ford Foundation

Founder at Change the Equation, Inc.

Partner at Rustic Canyon/Fontis Partners LP

President at Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Vice President & Chief Investment Officer at Northwestern University

Chief Executive Officer at Cisco Systems, Inc.

Co-Founder at National Domestic Workers Alliance, Inc.

Co-Founder at Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP

Executive Director & Founder at Equal Justice Initiative of Alabama, Inc.

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Advisors & Consultants
Investment Advisor

Templeton Investment Counsel's equity strategies seek to identify stocks that are significantly undervalued in markets across the globe. By combining fundamental analysis with original research, they search for companies that meet their criteria of quality and valuation. When choosing equity investments for the strategies, the firm applies a bottom-up, value-oriented, long-term approach, focusing on the market price of a company's securities relative to the firm's evaluation of the company's long-term earnings, asset value and cash flow potential. Based on these research results, managers construct individual portfolios within established parameters for the mandate as well as diversification. Portfolio managers continually review portfolios to assess sector and industry risk exposure in response to changing market conditions.

Investment Advisor

Neuberger Berman BD offers clients investment solutions across asset classes, styles, capitalizations and geographies in both public and private markets, as well as multi-asset class solutions that bring them all together. For equity investments, the firm tends to focus on stocks with solid balance sheets, relatively low price-to-earnings ratios, low price-to-cash flow ratios, strong cash flows, above-average yields, sustainable earnings growth, reasonable valuation multiples relative to growth prospects, sound franchise values and significant insider ownership. They use both top-down and bottom-up analysis to select investments. In addition, Neuberger Berman uses options and futures and occasionally invests in ADRs and private equity opportunities.

Investment Advisor

Marathon-London is an active, long-term investor which integrates sustainability to their investment decision-making process. Their investment objective for client portfolios is to exceed the performance of a defined benchmark, typically a representative index of the countries where it invests. The firm’s investment philosophy guides a focused team of individually accountable portfolio managers who apply the capital cycle approach to seek investment opportunities across the market. Given the contrarian and long-term nature of the capital cycle, the philosophy often results in portfolios that differ from the benchmark, and average holding periods of five years or more for the securities in the portfolio. Marathon-London’s portfolios are very well diversified in terms of geography, sector and most importantly, individual stock risk - the last of these due to the larger than peer average number of individual holdings. The firm employs a bottom-up approach to select stock, evaluating sectors and companies, complemented by country.

Legal Advisor

Co-Chair, Games Practice at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP


Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University - The Fuqua School of Business


Former Partner at DLA Piper



Non-Profit Donations & Grants
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
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