There are lots of things that foundations are doing to hamper this new disruptive stuff,” Lublin said. One of the remarks she often heard from foundations was: “You don’t fit our buckets.” “No shit,” she offered in response. “It’s new.” Lublin wondered if upkeep of the Ford Foundation’s palatial headquarters, an impressive building near the United Nations that features an expansive atrium, was really the best use of the organization’s treasure. (Ford Foundation is a PDF sponsor.) “Do you really need to sit in that $400 million building, Ford Foundation? Are you not comfy? Most of it is not even usable space.” “One request I have today is Ford Foundation, sell the building,” she continued. “Be like Blue Ridge. Move to Brooklyn, be in a loft space … get back to your roots. I think you’ve gotten comfy.

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