Ford Foundation at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:
U.S. philanthropic foundation. It was established in 1936 with gifts and bequests from H. Ford and his son Edsel (1893-1943). Its assets in 2000 surpassed $10 billion. Its chief concerns have been international affairs (particularly population control and alleviation of food shortages), humanities and the arts, communications (especially public television), and, in later years, resources and the environment.