Across eight decades, our mission has sought to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

We believe that social movements are built upon individual leadership, strong institutions, and innovative, often high-risk ideas. While the specifics of what we work on have evolved over the years, investments in these three areas have remained the touchstones of everything we do and are central to our theory of how change happens in the world. These approaches have long distinguished the Ford Foundation, and they have had a profound cumulative impact.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

  • To engage as an Anchor Partner.
  • To actively contributing ideas to help the partnership develop a clear strategy and theory of change.
  • To contribute core funding.
        

This Partner Works to Achieve These SDGs