• Website: www.fordfound.org
  • The Ford Foundation is a major source of funding for thousands of NGOs around the world.
  • Mission statement: to "reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement."
  • The foundation´s income is derived from investments in international securities and does not accept contributions from other sources. As of January 1, 2000, the Foundation had assets valued at $13 billion and a grant budget of close to $500 million per year.
  • Was among the main funders for extremist NGOs involved in the 2001 UN sponsored Durban conference
  • After Durban, and in response to US Congressional hearings, President Susan Berresford apologized and pledged to "cease funding of subversive groups" including those calling for the destruction of Israel.  Implementation of this pledge has not been consistent, and many politicized Palestinian NGOs promoting the Durban agenda are still receiving Ford support.

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