The Ford Foundation is a New York headquartered, globally oriented private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare. Created in 1936 by Edsel Ford and Henry Ford, it was originally funded by a US$25,000 gift from Edsel Ford. By 1947, after the death of the two founders, the foundation owned 90 percent of the non-voting shares of the Ford Motor Company. (The Ford family retained the voting shares.) Between 1955 and 1974, the foundation sold its Ford Motor Company holdings and now pl...

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  • Building institutions and networks to fight inequality
    The Ford Foundation’s BUILD program gives social justice organizations the flexible funding and essential supports they need to do their best work and have the greatest impact. Learn more at: http://www.fordfoundation.org/work/our-grants/building-institutions-and-networks/
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  • #InequalityIs Carlos Moscoso Perea on inequality and access to basic services
    Carlos Moscoso Perea, mayor of Cusco, Peru, talks about the indignity of a UNESCO World Heritage town failing to provide clean water to 40% of it citizens. Making basic services accessible to all, he says, is a minimal first step on the path to equality. The #InequalityIs campaign by the Ford Foundation is a yearlong conversation about inequality in all its forms. Tell us what inequality means t...
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  • #InequalityIs Lydiah Kemunto Bosire on inequality and higher education.
    Lydiah Kemunto Bosire, founder of 8B Education Investment Fund, talks about the importance of investing in world-class higher education for African students. These are the people, she explains, who will bring back new ideas, translate them to local experience, and work together to steer the African continent to prosperity. The #InequalityIs campaign by the Ford Foundation is a yearlong conversat...
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  • #InequalityIs Alicia Garza on inequality and movement building
    According to Alicia Garza, special projects director at the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA), inequality is a political consequence. She gives the example of how federal labor protections have previously excluded domestic workers. However, the NDWA has had many recent wins, changing state labor laws to include domestic workers, and some of these wins will also raise the floor for labor pr...
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  • The Art for Justice Fund launch at MoMA
    The Art for Justice Fund will provide vital new resources to organizations across the nation working to address mass incarceration. Initial funding for the Art for Justice Fund will be provided by philanthropist Agnes Gund with a $100 million donation from the sale of artwork from her personal collection. Over the next five years, the Art for Justice Fund hopes to raise $100 million of additional ...
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  • Art for Justice
    The Art for Justice is a national fund that will provide vital new resources to organizations working to address mass incarceration. Initial funding for the Art for Justice Fund will be provided by philanthropist Agnes Gund with a $100 million donation from the sale of artwork from her personal collection. Over the next five years, the Art for Justice Fund hopes to raise $100 million of additional...
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  • Who Owns the Word's Land?
    Indigenous peoples occupy 65% of the world's land, yet they only have land rights to 18%. This is a troubling gap. *Data from grantee, Rights and Resources Initiative.
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  • Darren Walker's Opening Remarks for Liberating Minds
    Darren Walker delivers opening remarks for the book launch event of Ellen Condliffe Lagemann's "Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison." ________ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fordfoundationTV Follow Ford Foundation on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FordFoundation Twitter: https://twitter.com/FordFoundation Instagram: https://www.in...
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  • Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison
    Ford Foundation Program Officer Doug Wood moderated a discussion between Dorell Smallwood, graduate of the Bard Prison Initiative; Anthony Annucci, Commissioner of the New York State Department of Corrections;and Ellen Condliffe Langemann, author of "Liberating Minds." The panel discussed the importance of and impact of high quality education in prison. ________ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.co...
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  • Education breaks the cycle of incarceration
    Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, former dean of Harvard's Graduate School of Education and author of "Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison," explains how education can help mend the families of those in prison. ________ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fordfoundationTV Follow Ford Foundation on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FordFoundation ...
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  • Challenging perceptions about incarcerated people
    Dorell Smallwood, a Bard Prison Initiative graduate and youth advocate at Brooklyn Defender Services, talks about the impact of education programs in prison. This Ford Foundation event was to celebrate the launch of "Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison" by Ellen Condliffe Langemann. ________ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fordfoundationTV Follow Fo...
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  • Why education in prison matters to democracy
    Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, former dean of Harvard's Graduate School of Education and author of "Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison," explains how education in prison is critical to maintaining our nation's democracy. ________ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fordfoundationTV Follow Ford Foundation on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/F...
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  • #InequalityIs: Jeff Chang on race, culture, and inequality
    The #InequalityIs campaign by the Ford Foundation is a yearlong conversation about inequality in all its forms. Tell us what inequality means to you. Join the conversation using #InequalityIs: http://bit.ly/1RLI3SW For more: inequalityis.org Executive Producer and Series Creator: Jessica Reynolds Director and Producer: Dara Kell Editor: Oliver Lief Additional Editing: Eric Felipe-Barkin Direct...
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  • #InequalityIs: Federico Gutiérrez Zuluaga on inequality and violence
    The #InequalityIs campaign by the Ford Foundation is a yearlong conversation about inequality in all its forms. Tell us what inequality means to you. Join the conversation using #InequalityIs: http://bit.ly/1RLI3SW For more: inequalityis.org Executive Producer and Director: Jessica Reynolds Interviewer: Eric Felipe-Barkin Field Producer: Itai Kaitano Post Producer, Editor, Designer, and Colorist:...
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  • Pamela Yates on the Resistance Saga
    Pamela Yates' three films -- "500 Years," "Granito," and "When the Mountains Tremble" -- span 35 years and follow Mayan indigenous leaders in Guatemala. At this year's Sundance Festival, she showed all three as a "Resistance Saga." Together, they tell a powerful story about resistance movements. ________ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fordfoundationTV Follow F...
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  • How Mission-Related Investments Work
    The Ford Foundation is committing up to $1 billion from its $12 billion endowment over the next 10 years to the nascent investment field known as mission-related investing. For more information about the foundation’s commitment to mission-related investments, please read President Darren Walker’s essay on our website: www.fordfoundation.org/unleashingthepowerofendowments
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  • #InequalityIs: Risa Lavizzo-Mourey on health inequality
    A person’s zip code should not determine the length and quality of their life, explains Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, former president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The #InequalityIs campaign by the Ford Foundation is a yearlong conversation about inequality in all its forms. Tell us what inequality means to you. Join the conversation using #InequalityIs: http://bit.ly/1RLI3SW For more: ...
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  • Alvaro Bedoya: The Biggest Court Ruling You’ve Never Heard Of
    Alvaro Bedoya explains how a little known Supreme Court ruling Ashcroft v. Iqbal has made it all but impossible to file discrimination suits in the United States. Learn more: http://bit.ly/1Om41ap Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fordfoundationTV Follow Ford Foundation on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FordFound Twitter: https://twitter.com/FordF...
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  • Michelle Alexander: Police Body Cameras Are Not a Solution
    Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fordfoundationTV Follow Ford Foundation on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FordFound Twitter: https://twitter.com/FordFoundation Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fordfoundation/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ford-foundation
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  • #InequalityIs Teddy Cruz on inequality and public spaces
    Teddy Cruz, architect and artist, explains how better design of public institutions and places, especially in marginalized communities, can help dismantle inequality. Public spaces can be redefined by civic engagement, shared responsibility and learning. The #InequalityIs campaign by the Ford Foundation is a yearlong conversation about inequality in all its forms. Tell us what inequality means ...
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  • #InequalityIs Laura Callanan on inequality and art
    Laura Callanan, the founding partner of Upstart Co-Lab, explains how artists are addressing social inequalities in their work. The world is facing complex problems that will require dynamic solutions and artsists have the skills to improvise and create solutions. The #InequalityIs campaign by the Ford Foundation is a yearlong conversation about inequality in all its forms. Tell us what inequalit...
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  • #InequalityIs Edward Norton on inequality and ecology
    Edward Norton, UN Goodwill Ambassador for Biodiversity, outlines how the neglect of our natural world is inextricably linked to all kinds of inequality. Lifting people out of poverty aligns directly with promoting environmental sustainability. The #InequalityIs campaign by the Ford Foundation is a yearlong conversation about inequality in all its forms. Tell us what inequality means to you. Join...
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  • How Eyes on the Prize Inspired Today's Activists
    Judith Vecchione, Series Senior Producer of Eyes on the Prize, talks about how the documentary series inspired a new generation of civil rights activists, including Bree Newsome and other Black Lives Matter activists. ________ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fordfoundationTV Follow Ford Foundation on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FordFoundati...
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  • Why Eyes on the Prize Showed Regular People as Activists
    Judy Richardson, Researcher and Series Associate Producer of Eyes o the Prize, explains why regular people need to tell their stories about activism during a celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the documentary series. ________ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fordfoundationTV Follow Ford Foundation on social media! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FordFounda...
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  • Ibtihaj Muhammad on humanizing people that are different
    US Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad on the perceptions of Muslims and humanizing people that are different. View the full event here: https://youtu.be/XsfJeXGY4dY This event was hosted at the Ford Foundation in partnership with Security & Rights Collaborative. ________ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fordfoundationTV Follow Ford Foundation on social media! F...
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  • Ibtihaj Muhammad's role models
    US Olympic medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad talks about her respect for Venus and Serena Williams as black female athletes and how she looked up to them growing up. View the full event here: https://youtu.be/XsfJeXGY4dY This event was hosted at the Ford Foundation in partnership with Security & Rights Collaborative. ________ Subscribe! https://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=fordfounda...

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