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The Ford Foundation

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The Ford Foundation is a grantmaking foundation based in New York, NY that was founded in 1960. As of 2018 they had $757 million in revenue and $13 billion in assets.

To encourage initiatives by those living and working closest to where problems are located, to promote collaboration among the nonprofit, government and business sectors.

Previous legal names or variations of their name include: Community Foundation For Northern Ireland.

New York, NY
T20: Private Foundations

Form 990s for The Ford Foundation

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2016-12Mar 14, 2018990PF PDF
2014-12Jan 25, 2016990PF PDF
2013-12Dec 29, 2014990PF PDF
2012-12Nov 25, 2013990PF PDF
2012-09Nov 11, 2013990PF PDF

Financials for The Ford Foundation


Total grants, contributions, etc.$0
Investment income and dividends$65,215,340
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$690,880,798
Gross sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$1,573,565
Total revenues$757,669,703


Compensation of current officers, etc.$6,851,255
Non-officer salaries and wages$52,459,800
Pension/retirement accruals and contributions$25,508,669
Legal fees$3,802,041
Accounting fees$1,210,438
Other fee-for-service$34,859,718
Depreciation, amortization, etc.$8,202,751
Office expenses
Grants to all govts., orgs., and individuals$663,758,877
All other expenses$14,599,197
Total expenses$839,710,881


Cash (non-interest-bearing)$136,621,534
Savings, short-term investments, etc.$172,857,320
Accounts receivable$5,253,285
Pledges and grants receivable$5,253,285
Loans receivable from officers, directors, etc.$0
Notes and loans receivable$0
Inventories for use$0
Prepaid expenses and deferred charges$5,557,831
Investments in government obligations$815,614,680
Investments in corporate stock$188,426,924
Investments in corporate bonds$148,632,475
Investments in land, buildings, and equipment$0
Investments in mortgage loans$0
Other types of investments$11,942,090,515
Buildings, equipment, etc. post-depreciation$149,558,034
Other assets$144,576,879
Total assets$13,709,189,477


Accounts payable and accrued expenses$83,523,077
Grants payable$473,703,996
Deferred revenue$0
Loans payable to officers and disqualified persons$0
Secured mortgages and notes payable to unrelated third parties$270,947,697
Other liabilities$69,578,026
Total liabilities$897,752,796

Net asset restrictions

Unrestricted net assets$12,811,436,681
Temporarily restricted net assets$0
Permanently restricted net assets$0

Vendors for The Ford Foundation

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Pricewaterhousecoopers LLPTax accounting2018-11-07
██████ ███Software2018-08-01
██████Fundraising software2018-08-01
███████ ███ ████Fundraising software; Payment processing2018-08-01
███████ ████████████ ██████ ███ ████████Architecture Service$4,602,9552017-12-01
██████ ███ ███████Re Development Management$802,6292017-12-01
██████ ███ ██████Legal Services$623,5282017-12-01
████████ ███████It Consulting$3,030,9212017-12-01
...and 14 more vendors

Personnel at The Ford Foundation

NameTitleCompensationLast updated
John W BernsteinVice President , Chief Operating Officer and Treasurer$492,728Jan. 10, 2019
████ █████████Vice President and Chief Investment Officer$2.2 millionJan. 10, 2019
███ ██ ██████Chief Investment Officer-May 16, 2016
█████ ████Chief Technology Officer-May 5, 2016
███████ ██████Chief of Staff-Feb. 25, 2016
████████ ███████Vice President Talent and Human Resources$387,103Jan. 10, 2019
██████ ██████████Executive Vice President for Program$447,213Jan. 10, 2019
███████ █████Chief of Staff To the Vice President of Assets-May 3, 2016
███████ ██████Director , Facilities Management-April 7, 2016
███████ ██ ████████Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel-Jan. 10, 2019
...and 25 more key personnel

Peer grantmaking foundations

1Carnegie Corporation of New York501(c)(3)$219 millionNew York, NY
2Grace and Mercy Foundation501(c)(3)$237 millionNew York, NY
3David and Lucile Packard Foundation501(c)(3)$355 millionLos Altos, CA
4Gordon E and Betty I Moore Foundation501(c)(3)$342 millionPalo Alto, CA
5VolkswagenStiftung501(c)(3)$358 millionGermany,
6John D & Catherine T Macarthur Foundation501(c)(3)$303 millionChicago, IL
7Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)501(c)(3)$665 millionPrinceton, NJ
8Allegheny Foundation501(c)(3)$373 millionPittsburgh, PA
9Wellcome Trust501(c)(3)$3.4 billionUnited Kingdom,
10William and Flora Hewlett Foundation501(c)(3)$317 millionMenlo Park, CA
11Simons Foundation501(c)(3)$267 millionNew York, NY
12Andrew W. Mellon Foundation501(c)(3)$310 millionNew York, NY
13Alsam Foundation501(c)(3)$208 millionChicago, IL
14William N Pennington Foundation501(c)(3)$312 millionReno, NV
15The California Endowment501(c)(3)$193 millionLos Angeles, CA
16The Colorado Health Foundation501(c)(3)$235 millionDenver, CO
17Texas A&m Foundation501(c)(3)$205 millionCollege Sta, TX
18The Boston Foundation (TBF)501(c)(3)$205 millionBoston, MA
19The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International501(c)(3)$332 millionEvanston, IL
20Indiana University Foundation (IUF)501(c)(3)$302 millionBloomington, IN
21University of Nebraska Foundation501(c)(3)$286 millionLincoln, NE
22San Francisco Foundation (TSFF)501(c)(3)$196 millionSan Francisco, CA
23University of Minnesota Foundation (UMF)501(c)(3)$285 millionMinneapolis, MN
24Iowa State University Foundation501(c)(3)$193 millionAmes, IA
25University of Illinois Foundation501(c)(3)$270 millionUrbana, IL

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