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 (as of June 2016):

Assets: $64,286,088; November 2015-June 2016: 29 grants made totaling $3,663,751. Success rate of 66%. Average grant, excluding Collaborative Innovation Grant, $60,000.


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