The Ford Foundation in the Inner City: Forging an Alliance with Neighborhood Activists

Source: 
University of California at Santa Cruz

Date

2005

Case Study Sector

Health

This is the story of the Ford Foundation's involvement in the inner city, which began back in 1955 when it financed a program to smooth the way for the expansion of downtowns into low-income neighborhoods through urban renewal. The essay explains how and why this powerful foundation developed what might seem at first glance to be an unlikely alliance with neighborhood activists in the 1960s and 1970s, then put its primary focus on low-income housing in the 1980s.

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Keyword

  • Field Building
  • Partnership
  • Strategy

Region

  • Northern America

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