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August 29, 2015 10:05 AM ET

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Company Overview of Ford Foundation

Company Overview

Ford Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation that focuses on asset building and community development, peace, social justice and education, media, arts, and culture. It was established in 1936 and is based in New York.

320 East 43rd Street

New York, NY 10017

United States

Founded in 1936





Key Executives for Ford Foundation

Age: 52
Chief Investment Officer and Vice President
Age: 56
Executive Vice President, Secretary, General Counsel
Senior Manager
Vice President for Communications
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Ford Foundation Key Developments

Ford Foundation Appoints Ursula Burns to Board of Trustees

The Ford Foundation announced the election of Ursula Burns to serve as a member of its Board of Trustees. Ms. Burns is the chairman and chief executive officer of Xerox.

Ford Foundation Appoints Don Chen as New Director of Metropolitan Opportunity

The Ford Foundation announced the appointment of Don Chen as director of Metropolitan Opportunity, which leads the foundation's work on equitable urban development in the U.S. and developing world. Chen joined the foundation in 2008 as a program officer and has been acting director since July. Previously, he was the founder and CEO of Smart Growth America. Chen is a global thought leader on transforming cities and metropolitan regions to be more just, inclusive and environmentally sustainable. Chen will begin his new position in January, 2015.

Ford Foundation Appoints Alfred Ironside as Vice President for Global Communications

The Ford Foundation announced the appointment of Alfred Ironside as its next Vice President for Global Communications. Mr. Ironside will report directly to the foundation's president, Darren Walker, and serve as an officer of the Board of Trustees. He joins an executive leadership team that includes the foundation's seven other vice presidents. Mr. Ironside has served as Ford's director of communications since 2006. Prior to joining Ford, Mr. Ironside served as chief of global media relations at the United Nations Children's Fund, with spokesman duties during critical news events.

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