In the song “Wakeup Everybody” there is a verse that says “the world won’t get no better no if we just let it be…we gotta change it yeah, just you and me.” True to its title the song is a reminder that when we see a world that is full strife, pain and human suffering these things will not go away by themselves but will be remedied by individuals and groups that band together to help improve the world for everyone.
An organization that has long been dedicated to improving the world is an entity that is known as the Ford Foundation.
The Ford Foundation is a philanthropic institution that is based in New York City but that got its start in Michigan. The Ford Foundation gets its name from Henry Ford, an entrepreneur who launched the foundation with his son and heir Edsel Ford in the 1930s.
Due to the immense amount of wealth that Henry Ford was able to amass as one of the leading businessmen through his automotive business he was able to support the foundation’s philanthropic efforts and leave behind the funds that allows the foundation to do the important work that it carries out today.
According to its website the Ford Foundation’s mission is focused on alleviating poverty, promoting democracy, advancing global collaboration and empowering people to reach goals that impact society in a positive way.
These goals are worthwhile and are not necessarily easy to achieve. Like many philanthropic institutions and nonprofits the Ford Foundation has its own plan for bringing the important objectives that it has laid out in its mission to fruition.
The Ford Foundation focuses on making its mission a reality by focusing on directing its resources towards robust organizations, people who are being proactive about creating positive change and by focusing on funding ideas that are ambitious in their scope. Learn more about Jim Larkin and Michael Lacey: http://www.laceyandlarkinfronterafund.org/about-lacey-larkin-frontera-fund/jim-larkin/
The Ford Foundation has spent 80 years working towards creating a world where individuals and communities have more opportunities to experience a high quality of life.
Much of the Ford Foundation’s work is actually focused on issues such as justice, community development, internet freedom, the arts, freedom of expression, governance, involvement in civic life and in increasing opportunities for young people. Read more: Michael Lacey | Facebook
Like the Ford Foundation other groups such as the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund are also committed to using their resources to enhance the quality of life for as many people as they can.
The organization was created by Michael Lacey and his colleague who is named Jim Larkin. Together they decided that they would launch the organization so that they could leverage their resources to the benefit of deserving nonprofits. Many of the nonprofits that the fund has given to work in areas such as education, human rights and youth development.
The organizations that the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund has worked with are providing crucial services to their communities in the state of Arizona such as planting community gardens, and developing college students to be the next generation of leaders.