The Jonathan Phillip Ford Foundation for Bipolar Awareness, a non-profit, all volunteer organization was founded in May 1994. Our mission is to raise public consciousness and awareness of manic depression; support research, provide college scholarship assistance to students diagnosed with manic depression, raise public awareness of the disorder through outreach activities, and to support research which will eventually conquer this Goliath.
what is bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder distorts, destroys and even ends lives — especially adolescents. It is
often referred to as manic depression, but by any name it is, technically a neurobiological illness affecting the neurotransmitters of the brain. It is characterized by cyclic and intense mood swings.
The Jonathan Phillip Ford Foundation for Bipolar Awareness awards a grant in the amount of $1,000 to a national high school senior or undergraduate university student with bipolar disorder. Read more.
Reverend Phillip E. Ford
A life-long enthusiast of knowledge, activism, service, and adoration of the Lord.
The sunrise of Reverend Phillip Eugene Ford, the only child of the late Henry and Florence Ford, was on March 12, 1930 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and his sunset was on January 25, 2013. Read more
My heart leaps up when I behold a rainbow in the sky: so was it when my life began…
- William Wordsworth
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations be made to:
Jonathan Phillip Ford Foundation
for Bipolar Awareness
PO Box 5417
Yeadon, PA 19050
STORIES OF HOPE
AN INTIMATE ACCOUNT
“Too good to be true.” That might almost be a description of my son, Kip. He was a bubbly, babbling baby, Kip Ford. Then he became silent and observant. As it turned out, Kip was just waiting until he had something to say. There was a first word at three months. When Kip finally got around to speaking – before he was a year old – it was in completed sentences! Read more.