The Ford Foundation has announced that after two years of renovations, its headquarters in New York City is set to open as the newly-named Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice in December.

A longtime member of the EFC, the renovations began in 2016 with the aim of making the registered landmark compliant with new building regulations, however as part of this process it has been transformed in a multitude of other ways. The works have achieved in making the centre more sustainable and environmentally friendly, along with being more accessible to all in its capacity as a building, but also in its capacity as a hub for nonprofits organisations and philanthropists.

The Ford Foundation is seeking to establish the centre as a unique asset for the philanthropic sector, to be utilised and enjoyed by all, with new meeting spaces, an auditorium, art gallery and restored atrium garden being provided as part of the renovations. 

For more information on the journey and transformation of the building read the President of the Ford Foundation, Darren Walker’s, blog ”Transforming a landmark into a center for social justice.”