(the) Ford Foundation

(the) Ford Foundation
the Ford Foundation [the Ford Foundation]
one of the world’s largest public trusts (= organizations providing money for projects that help society). It was established in the US in 1936 by Henry Ford and his son Edsel Ford for the state of ↑Michigan, and in 1950 it became a national and international organization. By 1997, it had given or lent over $8 billion, especially to projects for ↑democracy, world peace and justice, education and the ↑arts, science and communication. The Foundation also helped to establish the US ↑Public Broadcasting Service.

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