Ford Foundation Overview

  • Type
  • Foundation

  • Founded
  • 1936

  • Professionals
  • 4

  • AUM
  • 000.0

  • Commitments
  • 219

Ford Foundation General Information


Ford Foundation is an independent non-profit private foundation based in New York City, New York. Established in 1936 by Edsel Ford, son of Henry Ford, the Founder of the Ford Motor Company. The foundation focuses on eight issues which are human rights, democratic and accountable government, educational opportunity and scholarship, economic fairness, metropolitan opportunity, sustainable development, freedom of expression and gender, sexuality, and reproductive justice. The foundation is governed by a fifteen-member board of trustees that sets policies related to grantmaking, geographic focus, spending, investment, management, governance and professional standards, internal and independent audits, and compensation and performance reviews. The assets of the foundation are managed by the board of trustees.

Contact Information

Year Founded
Commitment Size
Open To Secondaries
Open To First Time Founds
Institution Type
Primary Contact
00000000000 000000
Associate Director, Private Equity and Real Assets Investments
+0 (000) 000-0000
Primary Office
  • 320 East 43rd Street
  • New York, NY 10017
  • United States
+1 (212) 000-0000

Ford Foundation Commitments (219)

Fund Name Fund Manager Fund Location Vintage Fund Size Commitment Date Commitment
0000000000 00 000000000 SP Ventures Sao Paulo, Brazil 2021 0000 0000-00-00
0000000000000 0000 0 0000000000000 Los Angeles, CA 2021 0000 0000-00-00
00000000 000000 000000 00000000 0000000 New York, NY 2021 00000 0000-00-00
0000000 0000000 0000 0000000 0000000 Oakland, CA 2020 0000 0000-00-00
000000 0000 000000 00000000 Seattle, WA 2020 00000 0000-00-00
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Commitments by Fund Type
Commitments by Fund Type
Commitments by Region
Commitments by Region

Ford Foundation Investment Allocations

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  • Target PE:
    Current PE:
    42.00 %  Actual
  • Target Real Estate:
    Real Estate:
    42.00 %  Actual
  • Target Equities:
    Current Equities:
  • Target Fixed Income:
    Fixed Income:
  • Target Cash:
    Current Cash:
Investment allocations

Ford Foundation Team (36)

Name Title Office
Darren Walker JD President & Member of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee New York, NY
Depelsha McGruder Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Treasurer New York, NY
David Roth Chief Technology Officer New York, NY
Michele Scaggiante Chief Information and Technology Officer New York, NY
Eric Doppstadt JD Vice President & Chief Investment Officer New York, NY
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Ford Foundation Board Members (10)

Name Representing Role Since
Amy Falls Self Chairwoman of the Finance Committee & Member of the Board of Trustees, Executive, Investment, Mission-Related Investment, Justice and Equality Program Committee 1 Committees 000 0000
Cecile Richards Ford Foundation Trustee 000 0000
Francisco Cigarroa MD Ford Foundation Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Executive Committee & Member of the Audit, Investment, Nominating and Governance, Justice and Equality Program Committee 2 Committee 000 0000
Peter Nadosy Self Trustee 000 0000
Thomas Kempner Jr. Self Chairman of the Investment Committee & Member of the Board of Trustees, Executive, Mission-Related Investment, and Justice & Equality program Committee 2 Committee 000 0000
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