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2014-02-03 12:25:08

IXITI.com - the portal to the area's arts and cultural activities and events DETROIT, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IXITI.com is a dynamic, interactive online destination for everyone who wants to be "in the know." It is also a collaboration that draws together the exhibitions, concerts, art classes, and much more from more than 100 nonprofit organizations - as well as commercial theatre and art galleries. Powered by CultureSource, the professional association for arts and culture...

2014-01-17 12:23:45

JustFilms Explores Complex Issues of Social Justice with Creative Storytelling NEW YORK, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- JustFilms, the Ford Foundation's film and digital storytelling initiative, has provided support to five independent films selected for competition and premiere at the Sundance Film Festival--the world's leading showcase for independent filmmaking--as well as to a range of key organizations working globally to support these filmmakers. Through creative...

2014-01-03 08:23:41

January lineup examines economic disparities in the U.S. BOSTON, Jan. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the economic divide continues to widen, WORLD Channel looks at the tough financial struggles in America and around the world with 17 compelling documentaries airing throughout the month of January. Supported in part with a grant from the Ford Foundation, WORLD will focus on the battle for economic parity, including four broadcast premieres on America ReFramed. In rural and...

2013-12-02 23:27:42

Ford Foundation grant enables the scaling of products to benefit low-and-moderate-income consumers Madison, WI (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 Filene Research Institute announced today four financial products to be tested in its new accessible financial services incubator. Funded by a grant from the Ford Foundation - http://www.fordfoundation.org, the incubator will test, package and scale innovative, viable financial products that benefit low-and-moderate-income US consumers. “We searched...

2013-10-11 12:23:41

Thursday, October 17 - Friday, October 18 / 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM NEW YORK, Oct. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday and Friday October 17 and 18, The Municipal Art Society of New York (MAS) will host the 2013 MAS Summit for New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. With a historic election this fall and the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy approaching, this year's Summit themes--Innovation and Leadership--will tackle the challenges and opportunities facing New...

2013-06-13 20:21:05

MINNEAPOLIS, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Public Radio International (PRI) has received a grant of $500,000 over two years from the Ford Foundation in support of Global Nation, a major content initiative designed to inform and engage the public on pressing social justice issues as experienced by foreign-born Americans and their children. PRI will work with ethnic media, local public radio stations, and independent producers across the country to identify the social justice stories...

2013-05-30 12:24:58

NEW YORK, May 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of Cara Mertes as director of its JustFilms program. JustFilms has supported more than 80 documentary films in its first three years. Mertes is an award-winning leader in the field of independent filmmaking. She currently serves as the director of the Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program and Fund, where she has led the effort to expand the field globally since 2006. Mertes...

2013-04-03 12:25:14

A Renowned Visionary for Justice and Human Rights NEW YORK, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Ford Foundation today announced the appointment of Achmat Dangor as head of its Office for Southern Africa, which is based in Johannesburg and serves South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Mr. Dangor is a globally renowned leader for social justice who as a writer, poet and advocate for human dignity has lent a strong voice to the cause of freedom. He is currently the CEO of Nelson...

2013-03-28 08:25:56

NEW YORK, March 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Princess Grace Foundation-USA (PGF-USA) is proud to announce the second year of the Princess Grace JustFilms Documentary Awards, made possible by the Ford Foundation's JustFilms program. These grants are awarded to help support social justice documentary film projects: thesis projects by students or filmmakers' final projects at media arts centers. In this second year of the grant, an emphasis is placed on filmmakers who are...

2013-03-05 16:26:39

Pledges to Address Poverty and Grow the Economy by Shifting to Electronic Payments WASHINGTON, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today ACDI/VOCA joins the Better Than Cash Alliance, an initiative founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Citi, Ford Foundation, Omidyar Network, USAID, U.N. Capital Development Fund and Visa Inc., and commits to transition its worldwide operational and programmatic payments from cash to electronic. (Logo:...