What Hath Ford Wrought!
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Although the Ford Foundation was established in the middle thirties, it was almost entirely a local Detroit charity until Paul Hoffman became its president early in 1951. During the next four years, through 1954, it made grants totalling $186,000,000. In this chapter, which describes and evaluates in detail the Foundation’s activities, we shall be concerned mostly with its 1951-1954 spending. Of the $186,000,000 total, some $89,000,000, or almost half, went for education; $54,000,000 for international programs; $15,000,000 to establish the Fund for the Republic, which is concerned with civil liberties; $8,000,000 for work in what the Foundation calls “the behavioral sciences,” an extensive field that takes in sociology, psychology, economics, political science, anthropology, and pretty much whatever else anyone wants it to take in; $10,000,000 for economic development and administration; and the remaining $10,000,000 mostly for a miscellany of good works in the Detroit area.