Ford Foundation

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Template:TOCnestleft Ford Foundation is a grant-making foundation that was chartered in 1936 by Edsel Ford that has distributed more than $15.6 billion worldwide. Its fiscal year 2008 assets were valued at $11 billion. Annually, the Ford Foundation receives about 40,000 proposals and awards about 2,000 grants.

It has partnerships with the New Israel Fund and the Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe.[1]

Darren Walker is the president of the Ford Foundation.




The following are officers with the Ford Foundation, as of April 14, 2010:[4]


As at July 26, 2011, the following served as officers for the Ford Foundation:[5]

Board of Trustees


The following are members of the Board of Trustees, as of April 14, 2010:[6]


As at July 26, 2011, the following served on the Board of Trustees for the Foundation:[7]

Support for Robert Oppenheimer

Robert Oppenheimer was a Communist-supporter who was accused but not charged of acting as an espionage agent for the Soviet Union. In 1955 the Ford Foundation's Fund for the Republic financed an hour-long interview between the Columbia Broadcasting System's Edward R. Murrow and Robert Oppenheimer. Hundreds of reproductions of the interview were made for free distribution to collegiate and civic groups. The interview was a deliberately contrived whitewash of Oppenheimer, who emerged from the propaganda effort as a much-maligned and abused innocent victim of vicious and narrow-minded reactionaries.

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