The Ford Foundation
is an American private foundation
with the mission of advancing human welfare.
Created in 1936
by Edsel Ford
and his father 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% 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 plays no role in the automobile company.
Ahead of the foundation selling its Ford Motor Company holdings, in 1949 Henry Ford II
created the Ford Motor Company Fund
, a separate corporate foundation which to this day serves as the philanthropic arm of the Ford Motor Company and is not associated with the foundation.
The Ford Foundation makes grants through its headquarters and ten international field offices.
For many years, the foundation's financial endowment
was the largest private endowment in the world; it remains among the wealthiest
. For fiscal year 2014, it reported assets of US$12.4 billion and approved US$507.9 million in grants.
According to the OECD
, the Ford Foundation provided US$224.4 million for development in 2018, all of which related to its grant-making activities.
Exterior of the building
Atrium with garden
After its establishment in 1936, Ford Foundation shifted its focus from Michigan philanthropic support to five areas of action. In the 1950 Report of the Study of the Ford Foundation on Policy and Program
, the trustees set forth five "areas of action," according to Richard Magat (2012): economic improvements, education, freedom and democracy, human behavior, and world peace.
These areas of action were identified in a 1949 report by Horace Rowan Gaither
Since the middle of the 20th century, many of the Ford Foundation's programs have focused on increased under-represented or "minority" group representation in education, science and policy-making. For over eight decades their mission decisively advocates and supports the reduction of poverty and injustice among other values including the maintenance of democratic values, promoting engagement with other nations, and sustaining human progress and achievement at home and abroad.
The Ford Foundation is one of the primary foundations offering grants that support and maintain diversity in higher education with fellowships for pre-doctoral, dissertation, and post-doctoral scholarship to increase diverse representation among Native Americans, African Americans, Latin Americans, and other under-represented Asian and Latino sub-groups throughout the U.S. academic labor market.
The outcomes of scholarship by its grantees from the late 20th century through the 21st century have contributed to substantial data and scholarship including national surveys such as the Nelson Diversity Surveys
The foundation was established January 15, 1936
in Michigan by Edsel Ford (president of the Ford Motor Company
) and two other executives "to receive and administer funds for scientific, educational and charitable purposes, all for the public welfare."
During its early years, the foundation operated in Michigan under the leadership of Ford family members and their associates and supported the Henry Ford Hospital
and the Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village
, among other organizations.
After the deaths of Edsel Ford in 1943 and Henry Ford in 1947, the presidency of the foundation fell to Edsel's eldest son, Henry Ford II
. It quickly became clear that the foundation would become the largest philanthropic organization in the world. The board of trustees then commissioned the Gaither Study Committee to chart the foundation's future. The committee, headed by California attorney H. Rowan Gaither
, recommended that the foundation become an international philanthropic organization dedicated to the advancement of human welfare and "urged the foundation to focus on solving humankind's most pressing problems, whatever they might be, rather than work in any particular field...." The report was endorsed by the foundation's board of trustees, and they subsequently voted to move the foundation to New York City in 1953.
The Ford Foundation's first international field office opened in 1952 in New Delhi, India.
The board of directors decided to diversify the foundation's portfolio and gradually divested itself of its substantial Ford Motor Company stock between 1955 and 1974.
This divestiture allowed Ford Motor to become a public company
. Finally, Henry Ford II resigned from his trustee's role in a surprise move in December 1976. In his resignation letter, he cited his dissatisfaction with the foundation holding on to their old programs, large staff and what he saw as anti-capitalist
undertones in the foundation's work.
In February 2019, Henry Ford III was elected to the Foundation's Board of Trustees, becoming the first Ford family
member to serve on the board since his grandfather resigned in 1976.
For many years, the foundation topped annual lists compiled by the Foundation Center
of US foundations with the most assets and the highest annual giving. The foundation has fallen a few places in those lists in recent years, especially with the establishment of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
in 2000. As of May 4, 2013, the foundation was second in terms of assets
and tenth in terms of annual grant giving.
Major grants and initiatives
Based on recommendations made by the Gaither Study Committee and embraced by the foundation's board of trustees in 1949, the foundation expanded its grant making to include support for higher education, the arts, economic development, civil rights, and the environment, among other areas.
Media and public broadcasting
Arts and free speech
The foundation underwrote the Fund for the Republic
in the 1950s. Throughout the 1950s, the foundation provided arts and humanities fellowships that supported the work of figures like Josef Albers
, James Baldwin
, Saul Bellow
, Herbert Blau
, E. E. Cummings
, Anthony Hecht
, Flannery O'Connor
, Jacob Lawrence
, Maurice Valency
, Robert Lowell
, and Margaret Mead
. In 1961, Kofi Annan
received an educational grant from the foundation to finish his studies at Macalester College
in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Under its "Program for Playwrights", the foundation helped to support writers in professional regional theaters such as San Francisco's Actor's Workshop
and offered similar help to Houston's Alley Theatre
and Washington's Arena Stage
Law school clinics and civil rights litigation
In 1968, the foundation began disbursing $12 million to persuade law schools
to make "law school clinics" part of their curriculum. Clinics were intended to give practical experience in law practice while providing pro bono
representation to the poor. Conservative critic Heather Mac Donald
contends that the financial involvement of the foundation instead changed the clinics' focus from giving students practical experience to engaging in leftwing advocacy.
New York City public school decentralization
In 1967 and 1968, the foundation provided financial support for decentralization and community control of public schools in New York City. Decentralization in Ocean Hill–Brownsville led to the firing of some white teachers and administrators, which provoked a citywide teachers' strike
led by the United Federation of Teachers
In vitro fertilisation
Between 1969 and 1978, the foundation was the biggest funder for research into In vitro fertilisation
in the United Kingdom, which led to the first baby, Louise Brown
born from the technique. The Ford Foundation provided $1,170,194 towards the research.
In 1987, the foundation began making grants to fight the AIDS epidemic
and in 2010 made grant disbursements totalling US$29,512,312.
In 2001, the foundation launched the International Fellowships Program (IFP) with a 12-year, $280 million grant, the largest in its history. IFP is entering its concluding phase. The final cohort has been selected, and the program will conclude in 2013. Fellows represent historically disadvantaged groups from outside the United States. IFP has identified nearly 4,350 emerging leaders. More than 80 percent have completed their studies and are now serving their home communities.
In April 2011, the foundation announced that it will cease its funding for programs in Israel as of 2013. It has provided US$40 million to nongovernmental organizations
in Israel since 2003 exclusively through the New Israel Fund
(NIF), in the areas of advancing civil and human rights, helping Arab citizens in Israel gain equality and promoting Israeli-Palestinian peace. The grants from the foundation are roughly a third of NIF's donor-advised giving, which totals about US$15 million a year.
In June 2020, Ford Foundation decided to raise $1 billion through a combination of 30 and 50- year bonds. The main aim was to help nonprofits hit by the pandemic.
Disability Future Fellows
In October 2020, Ford Foundation partnered with the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
to establish the Disability Future Fellowship, awarding $50,000 annually to disabled writers, actors, and directors in the fields of creative arts performance. 
Criticisms and reforms
Ranked No. 24 on the Forbes 2018 World's Most Innovative Companies list, the Ford Foundation utilized its endowment to invest in innovative and sustainable change leadership shifting the model of grant-making in the 21st century. According to Forbes, "Ford spends between $500 million and $550 million a year to support social justice work around the world. But last year, it also pledged to plow up to $1 billion of its overall $12.5 billion endowment over the next decade into impact investing via mission-related investments (MRIs)
that generate both financial and social returns."
Foundation President Darren Walker wrote in an op-ed in the New York Times that the grant-making philanthropy of institutions like the Ford Foundation "must not only be generosity, but justice."
The Ford Foundation seeks to address "the underlying causes that perpetuate human suffering" to grapple with and intervene in "how
" inequality persists.
Native Arts and Culture Foundation endowment repatriation
In 2007, the Ford Foundation co-founded the independent Native Arts and Culture Foundation
by providing a portion of the new foundation's endowment
out of the Ford Foundation's own. This decision to repatriate a portion of the Ford Foundation's endowment came after self-initiated research into the Ford Foundation's history of support of Native and Indigenous artists and communities. The results of this research indicated "the inadequacy of philanthropic support for Native arts and artists", and related feedback from an unnamed Native leader that "once big foundations put the stuff in place for an Indian program, then it is not usually funded very well. It lasts as long as the program officer who had an interest and then goes away" and recommended that an independent endowment be established and that "[n]ative leadership is crucial".
Relationship with the United States Government
The foundation was accused of being funded by the US government. John J. McCloy
, the foundation's chairman from 1958–1965, knowingly employed numerous US intelligence agents and, based on the premise that a relationship with the CIA was inevitable, set up a three-person committee responsible for dealing with its requests.
Writer and activist Arundhati Roy
connects the foundation, along with the Rockefeller Foundation
, with supporting imperialist efforts by the U.S. government during the Cold War
. Roy links the Ford Foundation's establishment of an economics course at the Indonesian University with aligning students with the 1965 coup
that installed Suharto
as president. 
Placed on national security watch list of India
Ford Foundation was caught donating money without being registered as an Foreign Entity to politicians in India, once caught Ford Foundation's president reached out to John Podesta
who worked for Chief of Staff for Obama at the time to get Modi to back off. 
At the height of the Cold War, the Ford Foundation was involved in several sensitive covert operations. One of these involved the Fighting Group Against Inhumanity. Based in West Berlin, the Fighting Group undertook a range of missions in the East Zone, ranging from intelligence gathering to sabotage. It was funded and controlled by the CIA. In 1950, the U.S. government decided that the Fighting Group needed to bolster its legitimacy as a credible independent organization, so the International Rescue Committee was recruited to act as its advocate. One component of this project was convincing the Ford Foundation to issue a grant to the Fighting Group. With the support of Eleanor Roosevelt, the Ford Foundation was persuaded to give the Fighting Group a grant of $150,000. A press release announcing the grant pointed to the assistance given by the Fighting Group to “carefully screened” defectors to come to the West. The National Committee for a Free Europe, a CIA proprietary, actually administered the grant. (Chester, Covert Network, pp. 89-94.)
2005 Michigan Attorney General investigation
In 2005, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox
began a probe of the foundation. Though the foundation is headquartered in New York City, it is chartered in Michigan
, giving that state some jurisdiction. Cox focused on its governance, potential conflicts of interest among board members, and what he viewed as its poor record of giving to charities in Michigan. Between 1998 and 2002, the foundation gave Michigan charities about US$2.5 million per year, far less than many other charities its size.
Gender roles and feminist theory
American author, conservative philosopher, and critic of feminism Christina Hoff Sommers
, criticized The Ford Foundation in her book The War Against Boys
(2000) as well as other institutions in education and government.
Sommers alleged that the Ford Foundation funded feminist ideologies that marginalize boys and men. A Washington Post book review by E. Anthony Rotundo, author of "American Manhood: Transformations in Masculinity from the Revolution to the Modern Era
," counters that Sommers "persistently misrepresents scholarly debate, [and] ignores evidence that contradicts her assertions" about a gender war against boys and men.
Spanish judge Francisco Serrano Castro [es]
made similar claims to Sommers in his 2012 book The Dictatorship of Gender
These criticisms argue that the Ford Foundation is advancing a liberal agenda.
Criteria for Palestinian grantmaking
In 2003, the foundation was critiqued by US news service Jewish Telegraphic Agency
, among others, for supporting Palestinian nongovernmental organizations that were accused of promoting antisemitism
at the 2001 World Conference Against Racism
. Under pressure by several members of Congress, chief among them Rep. Jerrold Nadler
, the foundation apologized and then prohibited the promotion of "violence, terrorism, bigotry or the destruction of any state" among its grantees. This move itself sparked protest among university provosts and various non-profit groups on free speech issues.
The foundation's partnership with the New Israel Fund
(NIF), which began in 2003, was criticized regarding its choice of mostly progressive grantees and causes. This criticism peaked after the 2001 World Conference Against Racism, where some nongovernmental organizations funded by the foundation backed resolutions equating Israeli policies with apartheid
. In response, the Ford Foundation tightened its criteria for funding. In 2011, right wing
Israeli politicians and organizations such as NGO Monitor
and Im Tirtzu
claimed the NIF and other recipients of Ford Foundation grants supported the delegitimization of Israel.
Ford Foundation Building
: History of Ford Foundation
- ^ a b "FORD FOUNDATION |". www.open990.org. Archived from the original on 2021-04-05. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
- ^ a b c "The Ford Foundation Financial Statements As of December 31, 2014 and 2013" (PDF). Ford Foundation. 12 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-28.
- ^ "The Ford Foundation (Grants)". Urban Ministry: TechMission. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
- ^ a b c d e "History: Overview". Ford Foundation. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ Walsh, Evelyn C.; Atwater, Verne S. (9 August 2012). "A Memoir of the Ford Foundation: The Early Years". The Foundation Center: Philanthropy News Digest. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ "Development Studies: Foundations & Philanthropies". Wellesley College. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ Dietrich II, William S. (Fall 2011). "In the American grain: The amazing story of Henry Ford". Pittsburgh Quarterly. Archived from the original on 2013-11-02. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ "The Ford Foundation History". Funding Universe. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ "Regions". Ford Foundation. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ "Grants". Ford Foundation. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org//sites/a80c9530-en/index.html?itemId=/content/component/5d8de3e1-en&_csp_=fcd6b6f78f50e596d3bf597cb6b3e3b5&itemIGO=oecd&itemContentType=chapter#
- ^ a b Magat, Richard (2012-12-06). The Ford Foundation at Work: Philanthropic Choices, Methods and Styles. Springer Science & Business Media. ISBN 9781461329190.
- ^ McCarthy, Anna (2010). The Citizen Machine: Governing by Television in 1950s America. New Press. p. 120. ISBN 978-1-59558-596-7. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
- ^ Smith, Wilson; Bender, Thomas (2008). American Higher Education Transformed, 1940–2005: Documenting the National Discourse. American Higher Education Transformed, 1940–2005. Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 4. ISBN 978-0-8018-9585-2. Retrieved June 24, 2020.
- ^ Smith, Daryl (1996). Achieving Faculty Diversity. Debunking the Myths. ISBN 9780911696684.
- ^ Knowles, Marjorie Fine; Harleston, Bernard W. (1997). "Achieving Diversity in the Professoriate: Challenges and Opportunities".
- ^ "Making It Count: The Evolution of the Ford Foundation's Diversity Data Collection - The Center for Effective Philanthropy". The Center for Effective Philanthropy. 2018-09-20. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
- ^ "Nelson Diversity Surveys: A Rich Data Source regarding Women and Minorities in Science". Datahound. 2015-12-03. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
- ^ "Nelson Diversity Surveys - UC Davis ADVANCE". UC Davis ADVANCE. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
- ^ Nelson, Donna J.; Cheng, H. N. (January 2017), "Diversity in Science: An Overview", ACS Symposium Series, American Chemical Society, pp. 1–12, doi:10.1021/bk-2017-1255.ch001, ISBN 978-0841232341
- ^ Bak, Richard (3 July 2003). Henry and Edsel: The Creation of the Ford Empire. p. 217. ISBN 978-0471234876.
- ^ "Michigan Attorney General Looks Into Policies of Ford Foundation". Philanthropy News Digest. 11 April 2006. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ "Ford Foundation website press release". 2005-12-02. Archived from the original on 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2007-11-20.
- ^ Maurice, Caroll (12 January 1977). "Henry Ford 2d Quits Foundation, Urges Appreciation for Capitalism". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
- ^ Weymouth, Lally (12 March 1978). "FOUNDATION WOES THE SAGA OF HENRY FORD II: PART TWO". The New York Times. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
- ^ "Ford Foundation elects Henry Ford III to Board of Trustees". Ford Foundation. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
- ^ Rubin, Neal. "First Ford since 1976 named to Ford Foundation board". Detroit News. Retrieved 2019-02-23.
- ^ "Top 100 U.S. Foundations by Total Giving". Foundation Center. 26 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-11.
- ^ "Rockefeller Archive Center to House Ford Foundation Records" (Press release). Rockefeller Archive Center. 9 April 2012. Archived from the original on 28 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ Behrens, Steve (16 May 2005). "Ford outlays seek to broaden 'public media'". Current. Archived from the original on 15 May 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ "Sesame Street: Company Credits". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ "Ford Foundation". Association of Public Television Stations. Archived from the original on 2014-05-15. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ "Kofi Annan". Roosevelt Institute. Archived from the original on 2014-05-15. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ Fowler, Keith Franklin (1969). "A History of the San Francisco Actor's Workshop". I–II. Yale School of Drama Doctor of Fine Arts Dissertations, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library: 830.
- ^ MacDonald, Heather (11 January 2006). "Clinical, Cynical". Wall Street Journal. p. A14. Retrieved 2017-01-11. Mac Donald's characterization of clinics as primarily vehicles for leftwing advocacy was disputed in several letters to the editor published two weeks later. See "Letters to the Editor" (25 January 2006). Wall Street Journal. p. A13.
- ^ a b c d Schindler, Steven. "Case 36: Social Movements and Civil Rights Litigation", Ford Foundation 1967" (PDF). Center for Strategic Philanthropy & Civil Society, Sanford School of Public Policy. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ "Guide to the National Council of La Raza Records,1968-1996". www.oac.cdlib.org. Retrieved 2017-12-08.
- ^ "Four Decades of Protecting Latino Civil Rights". Latino Justice. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ Acosta, Teresa Palomo (2010-06-15). "Southwest Voter Registration Education Project". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ Podair, Jerald E. (6 October 2001). "The Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis: New York's Antigone"(PDF). Like Strangers: Blacks, Whites and New York City's Ocean Hill-Brownsville Crisis. Gotham Center. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ "The Nobel Peace Prize for 2006" (Press release). Norwegian Nobel Committee. 13 October 2006. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ Johnson, Martin H; Elder, Kay (2015). "The Oldham Notebooks: An analysis of the development of IVF 1969-1978. VI. Sources of support and patterns of expenditure". Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online. 1 (1): 58–70. doi:10.1016/j.rbms.2015.04.006. PMC 5341286. PMID 28299365.
- ^ Hamilton, Sarah (21 June 2011). "30 years of AIDS – Looking back at the Philanthropic Response". Funders Concerned About AIDS. Archived from the original on 15 April 2013. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ "U.S. Philanthropic Support to Address HIV/AIDS in 2010". Funders Concerned About AIDS. November 2011. pp. 29, 41. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ "Individuals Seeking Fellowships". Ford Foundation. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ a b Guttman, Nathan (6 April 2011). "Ford Foundation, Big Funder of Israeli NGOs, Pulling Out". The Jewish Daily Forward. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ Manfredi, Lucas (2020-06-10). "Ford Foundation to raise $1B for coronavirus-hit nonprofits: Report". FOXBusiness. Retrieved 2020-06-29.
- ^ "Warner Bros. Issues Apology After 'The Witches' Faces Backlash From Disability Community | Hollywood Reporter". www.hollywoodreporter.com. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
- ^ "Ford, Mellon Foundations Initiate Disability Futures Fellows, Awarding $50,000 to 20 Artists". www.artforum.com. Retrieved 2020-11-05.
- ^ "How The Ford Foundation Is Investing In Change". Fast Company. 2018-03-01. Retrieved 2018-10-20.
- ^ Center, Foundation. "Ford Foundation Outlines New Grantmaking Approach". Philanthropy News Digest (PND). Retrieved 2018-10-20.
- ^ a b "Opinion | Why Giving Back Isn't Enough". Retrieved 2018-10-20.
- ^ "Native Arts and Cultures: Research, Growth and Opportunities for Philanthropic Support"(PDF). Ford Foundation. 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-05-13. Retrieved 13 May 2019.
- ^ Roland, Naomi Verbong (3 July 2013). "Funding Transatlantic Exchange between the Arts and Politics". Transatlanitc Perspectives. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ Epstein, Jason (20 April 1967). The CIA and the Intellectuals. New York Review of Books. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ Saunders, Frances Stonor (1 April 2001). The cultural cold war: the CIA and the world of arts and letters. New York: New Press. pp. 138–139. ISBN 978-1565846647. Farfield was by no means exceptional in its incestuous character. This was the nature of power in America at this time. The system of private patronage was the pre-eminent model of how small, homogenous groups came to defend America's—and, by definition, their own—interests. Serving at the top of the pile was every self-respecting WASP's ambition. The prize was a trusteeship on either the Ford Foundation or the Rockefeller Foundation, both of which were conscious instruments of covert US policy, with directors and officers who were closely connected to, or even members of American intelligence.
- ^ Roy, Arundhati (2014). Capitalism: A Ghost Story. Haymarket. pp. 27–28. ISBN 9781608463855. By the 1950s the Rockefeller and Ford Foundation, funding several NGOs and international educational institutions, began to work as quasi-extensions of the US government, which at the time was toppling democratically elected government in Latin America, Iran, and Indonesia. (That was also around the time it made its entry into India, then non-aligned but clearly tilting toward the Soviet Union.) The Ford Foundation established a US-style economics course at the Indonesian University. Elite Indonesian students, trained in counterinsurgency by US army officers, played a crucial part in the 1965 CIA-backed coup in Indonesia that brought General Suharto to power. He repaid his mentors by slaughtering hundreds of thousands of communist rebels.
- ^ https://thewire.in/diplomacy/revealed-how-ford-foundation-got-the-modi-government
- ^ Sommers, Christina Hoff (1994). Who Stole Feminism? How Women Have Betrayed Women. Simon & Schuster. pp. 53, 82. ISBN 978-0-671-79424-8.
- ^ "Washingtonpost.com: The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism Is Harming Our Young Men". www.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2018-10-23.
- ^ Castro, Francisco Serrano. La dictadura de género. Grupo Almuzara [es]. ISBN 978-84-15338-81-9.
- ^ Sherman, Scott (5 June 2006). "Target Ford". The Nation. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ Barron, James (1997-10-22). "3 Buildings Are Declared Landmarks". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-06-24.
- ^ "Presidents". Ford Foundation. Archived from the original on 2014-07-08. Retrieved 2014-05-14.
- ^ "Our origins". Ford Foundation. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
- Michael Sy Uy, Ask the Experts: How Ford, Rockefeller, and the NEA Changed American Music (Oxford University Press, 2020), 270pp.
- Inderjeet Parmar, Foundations of the American Century: The Ford, Carnegie, and Rockefeller Foundations in the Rise of American Power. New York: Columbia University Press, 2012.
- Frances Stonor Saunders (2001), The Cultural Cold War: The CIA and the World of Arts and Letters, New Press, ISBN 1-56584-664-8. [Aka, Who Paid the Piper?: The CIA and the Cultural Cold War 1999, Granta (UK edition)].
° Eric Thomas Chester, Covert Network, Progressives, the International Rescue Committee and the CIA, M. E. Sharpe, 1995, Routledge, 2015.
- Edward H Berman The Ideology of Philanthropy: The influence of the Carnegie, Ford, and Rockefeller foundations on American foreign policy, State University of New York Press, 1983.
- Yves Dezalay and Bryant G Garth, The Internationalization of Palace Wars: lawyers, economists, and the contest to transform Latin American states, Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
- David Ransom, The Trojan Horse: A Radical Look at Foreign Aid, pub. 1975, pp. 93-116; "Ford Country: Building an Elite for Indonesia" at the Library of Congress Web Archives (archived 2002-11-13)
- Bob Feldman, "Alternative Media Censorship sponsored by CIA's Ford Foundation?" at the Wayback Machine (archived 2005-04-07)
- "Target Ford" (2006), by Scott Sherman in The Nation.
- Time for Ford Foundation & CFR to Divest? at the Wayback Machine (archived 2006-08-13), collaboration of the Rockefeller, Ford and Carnegie Foundations with the Council on Foreign Relations.
- The Ford Foundation and the CIA, a 2001 study by James Petras.
- Napoleon, Davi. Chelsea on the Edge: The Adventures of an American Theater.. The Ford Foundation gave the Chelsea Theater a grant in the early 1970s that enabled the theater to do groundbreaking multimedia work. The funding was abruptly halted after three years, an event that along with decreased funding from the National Endowment for the Arts helped precipitate the theater's collapse. This is a history that explores the on-stage and backstage dramas at the Chelsea, with special attention to how theaters are funded.
Last edited on 8 May 2021, at 09:59
Content is available under CC BY-SA 3.0
unless otherwise noted.