The Ford Foundation is an independent, nonprofit grant-making organization. For more than 80 years it has worked with courageous people on the frontlines of social change worldwide, guided by its mission to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement. With headquarters in New York, the foundation has offices in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Darren Walker

President , Ford Foundation

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We believe it is vital to state clearly to the world the set of our beliefs about Inclusive Capitalism. As such, we start with our Statement of Guiding Principles for Inclusive Capitalism. Knowing that words alone are not enough, each of us is making a series of commitments about how we will operate our institutions so that they help achieve Inclusive Capitalism. These commitments are forward-looking statements based on current goals, expectations and assumptions, which are not guarantees of future performance. For more information, please refer to our Terms of Use

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Summary

We will continue to use the proceeds of our historic $1 billion social bond issuance to increase our grantmaking in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.

Objectives

Increase our grantmaking in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.

Metrics & Targets

Use the proceeds of our historic $1 billion social bond issuance to increase our grantmaking in response to the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis.

SDG Focus Area(s):

    Summary

    We will continue to advance our mission to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

    Objectives

    Reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

    Metrics & Targets

    In 2021, we will continue to advance our mission to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

    SDG Focus Area(s):

      Summary

      We will continue our historic commitment to invest up to $1 billion of our endowment to make impact investments that address social problems while seeking risk-adjusted market rate returns.

      Objectives

      Make impact investments that address social problems while seeking risk-adjusted market rate returns.

      Metrics & Targets

      Invest up to $1 billion of our endowment to make impact investments that address social problems while seeking risk-adjusted market rate returns.

      SDG Focus Area(s):

        Summary

        We will continue to use our $350 million of program-related investment capital to spur impact investing innovations and catalyze private investment into the sector.

        Objectives

        Spur impact investing innovations and catalyze private investment into the sector.

        Metrics & Targets

        Use our $350 million of program-related investment capital to spur impact investing innovations and catalyze private investment into the sector.

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          Summary

          Within the Ford Foundation, we will continue to expand Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts so that our staff do not experience any differences based on gender, race or disability.

          Objectives

          Expand Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion efforts so that our staff do not experience any differences based on gender, race or disability.

          Metrics & Targets

          Inclusive leadership training for managers across the foundation. 

          Increased transparency in communicating and announcing promotion decisions to provide greater context around our efforts to hire and promote traditionally underrepresented groups, including women, people of color, disabled employees, and more.

          SDG Focus Area(s):

          Summary

          Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion steering committee will develop organizational citizenship behaviors to define what it means for the Ford Foundation to have an inclusive workplace.

          Objectives

          Define what it means for the Ford Foundation to have an inclusive workplace.

          Metrics & Targets

          Develop organizational citizenship behaviors to define what it means for the Ford Foundation to have an inclusive workplace.

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          Recognizing it will take alignment of all our organizations to scale impact globally, we invite you to join the movement as a Steward of Inclusive Capitalism. Together, the collective action of Council members will contribute to a fairer, more inclusive and sustainable future for all people and our planet.