Principal Office: USA
The Ford Foundation is a large grant maker on a world scale. The goals of the Foundation are to work with visionaries on the front lines of social change worldwide.
The Foundation makes grants to challenge inequality. Among the thematic areas is Equitable Development, which makes grants in the developing world and the USA.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Equitable Development. The Ford Foundation’s efforts to promote equitable development focus on urbanization and land markets; equitable access to infrastructure and services; natural resource governance; and the links between equity and environmental sustainability.
Within the theme Equitable Development, the sub-theme “Natural Resources and Climate Change” seeks to ensure that indigenous and other communities have secure access to and control over natural resources and can benefit from them fully. The Foundation supports efforts to reduce deforestation and human rights violations linked to natural resource extraction; to ensure that oil, gas, and mineral producers respect the rights of communities; and to ensure that climate change policies benefit rural communities.
The theme Equitable Development operates in the USA and the following countries and regions: Brazil, China, Eastern Africa, Indonesia, Mexico and Central America, Middle East and North Africa, Southern Africa, and West Africa.
About the program
Ideas can be submitted at any time.
About submitting project ideas
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing CountriesThe Foundation’s program in Equitable Development is active in the following world regions, classified in the framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory.
Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands
Middle East and North Africa
Latin America and Caribbean
The Foundation’s website is available in English. Some of Ford’s regional offices offer additional languages.
The Foundation’s grants database can help grant seekers understand the projects that receive support.
Ford provides contact information for its headquarters office in New York, and for each of its regional offices.
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