Ford Foundation Overview

  • Type
  • Foundation

  • Year Founded
  • 1936

Year Founded

  • Professionals
  • 11


  • AUM
  • 000.0

  • Commitments
  • 240

Ford Foundation General Information


Ford Foundation is an independent non-profit private foundation based in New York, 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 Funds
Institution Type
Primary Contact
00000000000 000000
Associate Director, Private Equity and Real Assets Investments
+0 (000) 000-0000
Corporate Office
  • 320 East 43rd Street
  • New York, NY 10017
  • United States
+1 (212) 000-0000

Ford Foundation Commitments (240)

Fund Name Fund Manager Fund Location Vintage Fund Size Commitment Date Commitment
000000 0000000 0000 000 Impact America Fund Oakland, CA 2023 00000 0000-00-00
00000 0000000 0000 000 Kapor Capital Oakland, CA 2022 00000 0000-00-00
0000 & 00000000 000000 Apis & Heritage Bethesda, MD 2022 0000 0000-00-00
0000000000 00 000000000 SP Ventures Sao Paulo, Brazil 2021 0000 0000-00-00
0000000000000 0000 0 VamosVentures Los Angeles, CA 2021 0000 0000-00-00
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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 (42)

Name Title Office
Darren Walker JD President & Trustee New York, NY
Depelsha McGruder Vice President, Chief Operating Officer & Treasurer New York, NY
Michele Scaggiante Chief Information and Technology Officer New York, NY
Eric Doppstadt JD Vice President & Chief Investment Officer New York, NY
Nishka Chandrasoma Vice President, Chief Legal Officer & Secretary New York, NY
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Ford Foundation Board Members (8)

Name Representing Role Since
Francisco Cigarroa MD Ford Foundation Chairman of the Board of Trustees 000 0000
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Ford Foundation FAQs

  • When was Ford Foundation founded?

    Ford Foundation was founded in 1936.

  • Where is Ford Foundation headquartered?

    Ford Foundation is headquartered in New York, NY.

  • How many Assets Under Management (AUM) does Ford Foundation have?

    Ford Foundation has 000.00 in assets under management.

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