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320 East 43rd street
New York, New York 10017

Executive Officer: Mr. Franklin A. Thomas, President
Telephone number(s): 1 212 573 5000
Telex number(s): MCI: 224048
Cable address: FORDFOUND.N. YORK
Fax number(s): 1 212 599 4584
Electronic mail:

Objective: The organization supports numerous projects and programmes in many countries, especially in the developing world. Its main focus is on urban poverty, rural poverty, governance and public policy, human rights and social justice.
Year of establishment: 1936
Nature of activities: Research - Training, Direct assistance to communities - disadvantaged groups, Information - public awareness, Networking, Financial support to other NGOs
Areas of specialization: Policy development, Environment - ecology, Income generation - poverty reduction, Gender issues - women, Community participation - organization, Housing rights, Health, Education
Specific target areas: Urban areas, Inner cities, Rural areas, Refugees - migrants, Women, Youth
Geographic area(s): Global; Developing countries
Number of professional staff: 279
Activities undertaken: Funding projects on urban poverty, rural poverty and resources, rights and social justice, governments and public policy, education and culture
Periodicals published: Ford Foundation report - quarterly
Habitat II accreditation: Yes