Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation

Ford Foundation

Overview
Date Founded

1936

Headquarters

320 EAST 43RD STREET, NEW YORK, NY, 10017

Charitable Causes

Corporate Foundations
Philanthropy, Voluntarism, and Grantmaking Foundations

Employees (Worldwide)

501 - 1,000

Industries

Social Interest
Investment Services & Portfolio Management

Company Description

The Ford Foundation supports visionary leaders and organizations on the frontlines of social change worldwide. We believe all people should have the opportunity to reach their full potential, contribute to society, and have voice in the decisions that affect them. We believe the best way to achieve these goals is to encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located; to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors; and to ensure participation by men and women from diverse communities and all levels of society. In our experience, such activities help build common understanding, enhance excellence, enable people to improve their lives and reinforce their commitment to society. We work mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. Since our financial resources are modest compared with societal needs, we focus on key problem areas and program strategies. Created with gifts and bequests by Edsel and Henry Ford, the foundation is an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, with its own board, and is entirely separate from the Ford Motor Company. The trustees of the foundation set policy and delegate authority to the president and senior staff for the foundation’s grant making and operations. Program officers in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America explore opportunities to pursue the foundation’s goals, formulate strategies and recommend proposals for funding.

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Executives & Employees

Chief Investment Officer & Vice President

Chief Operating Officer

Vice President, Secretary & General Counsel

Director Equity

Director, Private Equity & Real Assets

Director of Hedge Fund Investments

Director, Public Investments

Executive Vice President for Program

Vice President, International Programs

Special Advisor to the President

Board of Trustees

Professor, Department of Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

President at Ford Foundation

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at VEON Ltd.

Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer at Cisco Systems, Inc.

President at Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Co-Founder at Catamaran Ventures LLP

Co-Founder at National Domestic Workers Alliance, Inc.

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

Co-Founder at East End Advisors LLC

Secretary at Ford Motor Company

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Advisors & Consultants
Investment Advisor

Neuberger Berman offers a wide array of global investment solutions to institutions and individuals through customized separately managed accounts, mutual funds and alternative investment products. 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

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. The Templeton Global Equity Group manages global, regional and single country equity products. The group has a flat management structure and is led by the Chief Investment Officer, who is responsible for all aspects of the Global Equity Group; the Director of Portfolio Management, who coordinates the global portfolio management activities of the group; and the Director of Research, who is responsible for the equity research process.

Investment Advisor

Marathon-London'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. The firm'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 portfolio managers periodically review the major \"active\" portfolio positions such as the weighting of the portfolio relative to the weighting in the benchmark in terms of country, sector, size and other factors. Marathon-London's small, centralized and non-hierarchical structure facilitates open and frequent communication. Each portfolio manager makes his own independent investment decisions which are then combined into the strategy's overall portfolio. The firm employs a bottom-up approach to select stock, evaluating sectors and companies, complemented by country. They utilize a capital cycle approach to identify and target out-of-favor sectors, looking for profitability where competition is low. They also carry out interviews to assess the quality of a business, management incentives and the reinvestment rationale.

Legal Advisor

Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

Legal Advisor

Partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Consultant

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

Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$100K - $500K
2018
$1M +
2017
Non-Profit Donations & Grants Received
$40K
12/31/2015
Investments
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