Conservatives target the Ford Foundation
As one of the largest mainstream foundations in the U.S. and one that funds projects in a broad range of areas, the conservative movement has been increasingly critical of it in an attempt to 'defund the left'.
In October 2003 Foundation Watch, a publication of the conservative Capital Research Center (CRC) featured an article by Martin Morse Wooster claiming that the Ford Foundation has "funded many radical social experiments" and "remains a major donor to liberal causes, especially the defense of racial preference programs". 
Wooster's criticism of Ford is milder than for many other foundations, noting that is is "less visibly liberal than some other foundations" but expressed his concern that it still funded proejcts that "believe more government is the answer to every question".
Other SourceWatch resources
- Martin Morse Wooster, "The Ford Foundation: it keeps a low profile, but funds government entitlements, racial preferences, legal activists", Foundation Watch, Capital Research Center, October 2003.
- "How Ford Funds the Left," FrontPageMag.com
- "How the Ford Foundation Created Multiculturalism," FrontPageMag.com
- "The Billions of Dollars That Made Things Worse," City Journal
- Craig L. Hymowitz, "The Birth of a Nation: At the Ford Foundation ethnicity is always job 1," American Patrol
- "The Biggest Funder of the Left," FrontPageMag.com
- Dan Stein, Interview with The O'Reilly Factor: "Ford's objective is to work to radically overhaul the ethnic basis of American society to bring about the change that they desire."
- Heather MacDonald, "Mistaken Identity," City Journal, Autumn 1997: "...the (Ford) foundation will continue bankrolling the corrosive identity politics that have already fractured American society."
- Neal B. Freeman, "How Firm a Foundation - Hank the Deuce, 'Ping' Ferry, and what to learn from them," National Review, June 16, 2003.
- "The Ford Foundation: Funding International Terror?," FrontPageMag.com
- "Fifth Column Financier," FrontPageMag.com
- "Funding Hate," Jewish Telegraphic Agency, criticizes the Ford Foundation for supporting pro-Palestinian groups
- "Leftist Sugar Daddies," FrontPageMag.com