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Ford Motor Company Fund

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    Funder Type

    Corporate Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Ford Motor Company


    Ford Motor Company Fund is a not-for-profit corporation organized in 1949. Made possible by Ford Motor Company profits, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services supports initiatives and institutions that enhance and improve opportunities for those who live in the communities where Ford Motor Company operates.

    Ford Motor Company Fund supports initiatives and nonprofit organizations in three areas: education, community life and driving safely.

    Driving Safely: Ford Fund is committed to teaching teens and other newly licensed drivers how to be safe behind the wheel. A signature program of Ford Fund, Ford Driving Skills for Life teaches newly licensed and teen drivers the necessary skills for safe driving beyond what they learn in standard driver education programs. Ford Driving Skills for Life captures teen and parent interest with hands-on courses that pair newly licensed drivers with professional instructors, focusing on the issues and obstacles drivers face that cause crashes, including:

    • Hazard Recognition
    • Vehicle Handling
    • Speed and Space Management
    • Distracted and Impaired Driving.

    Ford Driving Skills for Life has operated in all 50 states as well as Puerto Rico.

    Education: Education is the foundation for success. It is key to making lives better, creating social change and building sustainable communities. That's why Ford Fund invests more than $16 million annually to support educational initiatives that empower people to envision and lead change in their communities or in their own lives.

    Community Life: For more than 70 years, Ford Fund has been investing in programs that feed the hungry, provide disaster relief, assist military veterans, support arts and culture initiatives and celebrate the diversity that strengthens communities. Partnering with hundreds of nonprofits around the world, we provide access to resources and opportunities that help build stronger communities and help people reach their full potential.


    History of Funding

    The foundation donated a total of $67,700,000 in grants in 2018.

    Additional Information

    Ford Motor Company Fund & Community Services doesn't support the following:

    • Advocacy-directed programs, animal rights organizations, species-specific organizations
    • Beauty or talent contests, sports teams, golf outings
    • Day-to-day operations, debt reduction or donation of vehicles to businesses, labor groups or nonprofits
    • Efforts to influence legislation, or the outcome of any elections, or any specific election of candidates to public office, or to carry on any voter registration drive, political contributions
    • Endowments, fraternal organizations, organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) status, private K-12 schools, religious programs or sectarian programs for religious purposes
    • General operating support to hospitals and healthcare institutions
    • Individual sponsorships related to fundraising activities, individuals 
    • Organizations that unlawfully discriminate in their provision of goods and services based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical challenge, age or status as a protected veteran.


    Ford Motor Company Fund Staff

    Ford Motor Company Fund Staff
    P.O. Box 6248
    Detroit, MI 48126
    (888) 320-7129

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3), tax-exempt public charities and governmental entities.

    Deadline Details

    Requests for support are accepted and reviewed throughout the year.

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary.

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