• Organization TypeFoundation
  • Founded1949

Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund)

As the philanthropic arm of Ford, the Ford Motor Company Fund's mission is to strengthen communities and help make people's lives better. Since 1949, the Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund) has worked with nonprofit partners and Ford dealers to provide access to opportunities and resources that help all people reach their full potential.  The Ford Fund supports Ford’s vision of becoming the world’s most trusted company by investing in programs that support education, promote safe driving, enrich community life and encourage employee volunteering. Their work in these four areas is rooted in Ford’s long-standing commitment to making a positive impact on society and Henry Ford’s legacy of building strong communities wherever Ford does business. THEIR MISSION Their mission is to strengthen communities and help make people’s lives better.  Working with their Ford dealers and nonprofit partners, they provide access to opportunities and resources that help people reach their full potential. THEIR PRIORITIES They support Ford’s vision of becoming the world’s most trusted company by investing in programs that:  Support education Promote safe driving Enrich community life Encourage employee volunteering Their work across these four areas is rooted in Ford’s long-standing commitment to making a positive impact on society and builds on Henry Ford’s legacy of helping create strong communities wherever Ford does business. How They Work Their approach – which they call Operation Better World – involves forming strategic partnerships at the local, national and global level. Their roots run deep in the nonprofit community, with relationships built over decades, allowing them to understand local needs and develop programs that are more impactful and relevant to the communities they serve.  
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