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1. Strengthen democratic values,
This has been our purpose for more than half a century.
Created with gifts and bequests by Edsel and Henry Ford, the Foundation is an independent organization, with its own board, and is entirely separate from the Ford Motor Company.
A fundamental challenge facing every society is to create political, economic and social systems that promote peace, human welfare and the
The Ford Foundation is one source of support for these activities. We work mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and
Since its inception it has been an independent, nonprofit, nongovernmental organization. The trustees of the foundation set policy and delegate authority to the president and senior staff for the foundation's grant making and operations. Program officers in the United States, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Latin America and Russia explore opportunities to pursue the foundation's goals, formulate
A public service venture capital firm, Impact Partners offers professional services and funds to visionary individuals and organizations. We build portfolio organizations that are sector
We believe we must earn the right to advise or invest in social entrepreneurs. Whether that means strengthening their strategic planning, accessing talented individuals, building sector networks, uniforming legal and accounting services, or assisting in fundraising beyond our own commitiment, we know it takes more than money to build successful, broudbreaking organizations.
What we do
While our vision and strategy are compelling and exciting, the real difference comes from the active, hands-on involvement of our investment committee, which combines significant venture capital and social entrepreneurial experience. Our investment committee uses a proactive "outbound" approach to identify capable and distinguished social entrepreneurs, which means we look for you. Daily interactions and regular fieldwork not only allow us to become a team member of the organization but also offer us invaluable learning opportunities.
We manage our investors in a "for profit " manner. Where appropriate, we involve them in specific investments and report to them regularly. And by building a visible brand around Impact as well as select proftoflio organizations, we mobilize crative and young people to consider social entrepreneurship as an exciting and serious career
Who we help
We help capable individuals and start-up organizations realize their
INDIA FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is an independent, professionally managed, national grant-making instituion. Given the richness and
Twenty-four grants awarded earlier under the arts research and documenation programme supported the study of subjects like
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