Purpose and Activities:

Grants for independent secondary education only. Independent secondary schools must hold membership in the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) to be eligible for consideration.

Financial Data (Year Ended 9/30/15):

Assets: $67,311,393; November 2014-June 2015 - 37 grants made totaling $2,790,000. Success rate of 71%. Average grant, excluding Educational Leadership Grants, $50,000.


Giving limited to the U.S. and its protectorates. No support for public, elementary or college-level schools, independent schools holding membership in NAIS grades K-8 only, schools that have been applicants in the last four years or schools that do not have individual membership in NAIS. No grants to individuals, or for emergency funds or deficit financing.

Donor: Edward E. Ford

Established in 1957

Foundation Type:

Types of Support: See Past Grant Recipients

JP Morgan Chase Bank

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