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Ford Foundation

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Ford Foundation, headquartered in New York City, is a tax-exempt 501(C)(3) organization and one of the largest foundations in the world with over $10 billion in assets.[1] The foundation was founded by the conservative automobile tycoon Henry Ford in 1936. Today it donates to thousands of organizations worldwide but has donated largely to leftist groups.

The Ford family has not been involved with the foundation since 1976 when Henry Ford II left the board of trustees in disgust in 1977. He wrote in his resignation letter:[2]

The foundation is a creature of capitalism, a statement that, I’m sure, would be shocking to many professional staff people in the field of philanthropy. It is hard to discern recognition of this fact in anything the foundation does. It is even more difficult to find an understanding of this in many of the institutions, particularly the universities, that are the beneficiaries of the foundation’s grant programs.

The shift to the far-left continues today. In 2010 alone, it allocated large contributions to George Soros-backed organizations such as Center for American Progress ($1,000,000) and Media Matters for America ($500,000), who recently "declared war" on Fox News. Other notable far-left groups it donated to include New Israeli Fund ($5,000,000), Astraea Foundation ($2,300,000), Global Rights ($2,000,000) and Amnesty International ($1,000,000).[1]

The foundation's leadership:[3]

  • Irene Hirano Inouye, Chairman
  • Luis A. Ubiñas, President
  • Kofi Appenteng, Partner, West Africa Fund
  • Tim Berners-Lee, Professor at MIT and founder of the World Wide Web
  • Afsaneh M. Beschloss, President and Chief Executive Officer at The Rock Creek Group
  • Martin Eakes, CEO at Center for Responsible Lending
  • Juliet V. García, President, University of Texas at Brownsville Brownsville, Tex.
  • J. Clifford Hudson, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Sonic Corporation
  • Yolanda Kakabadse, Senior Adviser, Fundación Futuro Latinoamericano
  • Robert S. Kaplan, Professor, Harvard Business School and Senior Director at Goldman Sachs
  • Thurgood Marshall, Jr., Partner, Bingham McCutchen and son of famous liberal US Justice Thurgood Marshall
  • N.R. Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus at Infosys Limited
  • Peter A. Nadosy, Managing Partner at East End Advisors, LLC
  • Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood

Investigation by Reece Committee

During the 82nd Congress, the Select Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations, known as the Cox Committee under the leadership of Georgia Democrat Edward E. Cox, failed to sufficiently conduct its job of thoroughly examining tax-exempt foundations.[4] Among the complaints made by committee member B. Carroll Reece was that it did not investigate the Ford Foundation.

Cox died in office, and Reece was the only remaining committee member who sought a re-enactment to fully accomplish the task. The 83rd Congress in 1953 re-enacted the select committee at his urging, and he became the chair; it was thus known as the Reece Committee.

The Reece Committee investigated the Ford Foundation's donations towards Alfred Kinsey,[4] a sexual revolutionary and pervert who collaborated with Nazis and pedophiles for his "research."[5] The committee's chief investigator, Norman Dodd, met with foundation head Rowan Gaither, who admitted that the organization sought to merge American society with that of the Soviet Union.[6]

Gaither also admitted that the foundation "would not think of" admitting such subversive efforts to the American people.[6]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Ford Foundation's donations retrieved from the database of IRS filings. GuideStar.
  2. Mac Donald, Heather (1996). The Billions of Dollars That Made Things Worse. City Journal.
  3. Ford Foundation's Board of Trustees. Ford Foundation. Retrieved August 24, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 FascinatingPolitics (December 22, 2019). The Reece Committee on Foundations: Conspiratorial Nonsense or an Expose of a Threat to the Nation?. Mad Politics: The Bizarre, Fascinating, and Unknown of American Political History. Retrieved August 24, 2021.
  5. Allen, Tanya Granic (December 22, 2015). One woman’s quest to expose the pedophile Alfred Kinsey and his demented sex ed curriculum. LifeSiteNews. Retrieved August 24, 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Gallagher, Kevin (June 12, 2008). Norman Dodd On Tax Exempt Foundations. YouTube. Retrieved August 24, 2021.