ERIC Number: ED109536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
That 51 Per Cent: Ford Foundation Activities Related to Opportunities for Women.
Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
This manuscript is one of a series of reports on activities supported by the Ford Foundation. Under a recently adopted policy the foundation has expanded its concern for women's rights to include affirmative action considerations in grant-making negotiations. Among the factors now weighed when assessing grant applications are the opportunities that prospective grantee organizations provide to minorities and women, and the scope of their efforts to correct any inequities. After nearly a year of study, discussion, and consultation with experts in various fields, funds were committed for programs directed toward the solution of problems of sex-based inequality. This paper describes the main lines of foundation activity within the following areas of concern: (1) legal rights and equal opportunity; (2) educational needs; (3) women in the work force; (4) women in the professions; (5) research on women in society; and (6) overseas activities related to women. Included in the appendices are grants made by the Ford Foundation over the past few years related to opportunities for women, and faculty fellowships for research on women in society. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.