Brief: The Ford Foundation is a private foundation incorporated in Michigan and based in New York City created to fund programs that were chartered in 1936 by Edsel Ford and Henry Ford. Ford Foundation work mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks.      

Thrust Areas: Ford Foundation through their grant making, support innovative thinkers, leaders and organizations that are working to reduce poverty and injustice and to promote democratic values, free expression and human achievement. The foundation's New Delhi office provides support solely for educational, scientific, literary and charitable activities.      

Funding Opportunity: Promoting Transparent, Effective and Accountable Government      

Who Can Apply: Any legally constituted organization or individual is eligible to receive a foundation grant. Indian organizations that do not have a Foreign Currency Regulation Act number will need to receive prior permission from the government of India before a grant agreement can be signed.      

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