Ford foundation headquarters. Since 1996 the foundations good neighbor committee has supported organizations and activities near our headquarters in the midtown manhattan area of new york that contribute to the neighborhoods civic spirit and vitality. There is nothing quite like sitting beneath the almost fully connective canopy of 50 year old cockspur hawthorns in dan kileys south garden at the art institute of chicago in early summer. Kenneth ford and hallie ford headquarters map pdf.
The ford foundation building is an office building in midtown manhattan designed by architect kevin roche and engineering partner john dinkeloo. Though the reorganized foundation established headquarters initially in pasadena california with. Unlike conventional new york office buildings that isolate the occupants and store them in cubicles depriving them of a sense of their working community and limiting their physical environment to views of other.
From the october 2015 issue of landscape architecture magazine. The ford foundation is a new york headquartered globally oriented private foundation with the mission of advancing human welfare. Originally built for to house the ford foundation headquarters in india the building is currently used by the united nations development program undp.
The ford foundation chartered by henry and edsel ford in 1936 is a private foundation providing grants focused on strengthening democratic values community and economic development education media arts and culture and human rights. Created in 1936 by edsel ford and henry ford it was originally funded by a us25000 gift from edsel ford. The ford foundation is embarking on a renovation of its landmark new york city headquarters.
The 32 trees at the center of the garden set in a 20 foot grid reached their natural maximum height long ago.