The Ford Foundation is a non-profit US foundation established in 1936 with donations received from businessman Henry Ford and his son Edsel Ford.
Along with its headquarters, the Ford Foundation maintains ten regional offices in North, Central and South America, Africa, the Middle East and in Asia. With an endowment of around USD 13 billion, it ranks among the largest foundations in the world. It supports visionaries, persons and institutions worldwide that are dedicated to achieving social and societal change. Among the main missions of the Ford Foundation are the dissemination and strengthening of democratic values; a reduction in poverty and injustice; expansion of international collaboration; and the promotion of education and equality, particularly in developing countries. In its struggle on behalf of freedom of opinion, the foundation provides support to a variety of art spaces and cultural initiatives.