Today Visa Inc. (NYSE:V) announced that Graham Macmillan has been appointed President of the Visa Foundation, effective June 24. In this role, Graham will develop and execute the Foundation’s impact investing and grantmaking strategy in support...
Darren Walker.@grahamgmac is an inspired choice to lead the @Visa Foundation as he understands the power of technology & capital markets to transform a world rampant with #inequality to one of justice and equity.
Join us for an evening with artist Lorna Simpson in conversation with the President of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker.
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Darren WalkerLooking forward to having a discussion with artist Lorna Simpson tonight about the role of art and humanities in fostering new ideas and catalyzing change. Thank you @StanfordArts for hosting this #ArtistsOnTheFuture conversation.
Ford, JPB, Kellogg, and Open Society add new funds and issue a call for more grants, noting that the census affects a wide range of philanthropic missions and needs to be accurate.
Darren WalkerWhen it comes to making sure everyone is counted, it's time for #philanthropy to step up. We've joined a funder collaborative hosted by @NewVentureFund to support #Census2020. What about you? Help #GetOutTheCount.
Darren Walker.@RayDalio champions a more inclusive capitalism: If we are going to have an #AmericanDream for everyone in the US, then we need to rethink how capitalism functions to create opportunity for all.
Darren WalkerBusinesses can contribute to creating greater economic mobility and opportunity. I hope others will join @RayDalio in this clarion call to capitalists.
Fifteen grant makers are providing $10 million in a push to make sure foundations are hiring and getting advice from people with physical, mental, and other disabilities.
Darren WalkerFor too long, large foundations have operated under the premise that "we don’t do #disability." This must change. I'm excited to co-chair the Presidents’ Council on #DisabilityInclusion in #Philanthropy w/ @RWJF's @DrRichBesser. Others should join, too.
Henry Ford III's elevation comes as Ford Foundation stresses involvement in Detroit
Darren WalkerThrilled to welcome Henry Ford III--a great advocate of @FordFoundation's efforts in #Michigan--to our Board of Trustees. Excited for him to bring his dedication to social justice to his board service.
Darren WalkerProud to announce the inaugural exhibition of @Ford_gallery titled #PerilousBodies on 3/5. This public art space #AtTheCenter extends the mission of the @FordFoundation Center for Social Justice as a hub for ideas about justice. Stop by!
Today we find ourselves in a moment of possibility
Darren WalkerWhere can we find optimism in today's times? For me, free, full, and creative expression can inspire and embolden us. It can connect us to each other & build momentum for change. Art may well imitate life, but it also imbues it with a radical kind of hope.
This article highlights the Ford Foundation’s approach to grantmaking, one that aims to advance democracy both within institutions and across societies. As the authors explain, the scale of Ford’s investment is remarkable, but it is its BUILD...
Philanthropy is not immune from the plague of inequality, writes Darren Walker in his annual letter.
Darren Walker#Philanthropy was crucial in creating the blueprint for social progress in the 20th century. Today, we have an obligation to continue to listen and do better. Here's how—a vision for philanthropy in the new year. #FromGenerositytoJustice fordfoundation.org/ideas/equals-c… (1/4)
Darren Walker#Philanthropy is not immune to the plague of inequality. So philanthropists have a responsibility to help repair the very mechanisms that produce, preserve, & promote our privilege. #FromGenerositytoJustice fordfoundation.org/ideas/equals-c… (3/4)
Darren WalkerAs our system falters under the inequality it has produced, those of us who have benefitted from it need to look in the mirror and ask why—and how we can fix it, with justice as our objective. #FromGenerositytoJustice. fordfoundation.org/ideas/equals-c… (2/4)