Investing in Communities


Edmonton Business Center

Edmonton, Alberta

Employees at the Edmonton Business Center collected food and toiletries. Each volunteer then worked a shift at the food bank sorting food and packing care boxes.


Stop Hunger Now

Ford volunteers packaged high-protein, dehydrated meals at a rate of 300+ per hour at Stop Hunger Now. The meals will be shipped around the globe.


Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County

Irvine, California

Ford volunteers sorted, labeled and packaged food at the Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County food distribution warehouse in Irvine, California.


Project C.U.R.E.

At Project C.U.R.E., volunteers unloaded trucks, and sorted and packaged the donated medical supplies for distribution to high-need areas around the world.


Chattahoochee River

Chattahoochee River

Teams of Ford volunteers in Smyrna cleaned up the banks of the Chattahoochee River, filling 50 garbage bags with 900 pounds of garbage.



UAW volunteers in Indianapolis once again displayed their pride in and commitment to Ford and filled a dumpster with debris collected from the grounds of the historic Ford Plant.




The HR department in Naucalpan’s CSAP coordinated the collection of groceries and their delivery to a help center serving orphans and elderly people.


Advanced Technology Academy

Advanced Technology Academy

Volunteers assembled a greenhouse at the Advanced Technology Academy and spread tons of mulch over play areas and garden beds on the school grounds.

Angels' Place

Angels’ Place

Volunteers built and installed storage units at Angels’ Place, a group home for developmentally delayed adults.

Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Autumn gardening chores were completed by Ford volunteers in the extensive and beautifully landscaped gardens at Arbor Hospice & Home Care Center.

Detroit Arts & Scraps

Detroit, Michigan

Volunteers created and installed mosaic panels to renovate the Arts & Scraps building exterior, where 28 tons of materials are recycled annually and used for creative projects by school children and adults.

Royal Oak Common Ground Sanctuary

Royal Oak, Michigan

At Common Ground Sanctuary, 30 volunteers installed new kitchen cabinets, replaced a shed floor, landscaped the exterior and painted the interior at a runaway shelter for teens 12–20 years old.

Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries

Detroit, Michigan

At a Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries transitional housing program for women and children, Ford volunteers built a play structure and installed safe matting underneath.

Detroit Zoo

Detroit Zoo – Royal Oak, Michigan

Ford volunteers helped clean up the area surrounding the Ford Education Center and prepared garden beds for the upcoming winter, while being carefully supervised by several animals at the Detroit Zoo.

Taylor Fish & Loaves

Taylor, Michigan

Volunteers sorted food, stocked shelves and assisted clients as they shopped for food at Fish & Loaves, a food distribution warehouse and grocery store for needy families.

Food Gatherers

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Volunteers sorted and packaged food at Food Gatherers, a food rescue bank.



MP and L locations in Michigan conducted collection drives for food, clothing, medical supplies, building materials and other items most needed by underprivileged people, and donated the items to Gleaners.

Renovating foreclosed properties

Detroit, Michigan

Volunteers helped turn vacant houses back into homes by renovating several foreclosed properties purchased by Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation.

Habitat for Humanity homes in MI

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity homes were built in Detroit, Macomb County and Ypsilanti, including one built to LEED standards.

Henry Ford Estate

Henry Ford Estate

The walkway along the Rouge River, running behind the Henry Ford Estate, was repaired by Ford volunteers, and borders of the walking paths throughout the beautiful grounds were trimmed.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Matthaei Botanical Gardens – Ann Arbor, Michigan

A bridge over Fleming Creek was restored and now connects the east and west banks of a loop trail system near the Marilyn Bland Prairie.

Maybury Farm

Maybury Farm – Northville, Michigan

Farmyard buildings were rehabilitated with paint and minor repairs, old fencing was repaired, and new fencing and a new play yard were installed at Maybury Farm.

Redford Methodist Children's Home

Redford, Michigan

Volunteers made the medical facilities on the grounds of the Methodist Children’s Home cozier, more kid-friendly and welcoming.

Wayne County Parks

Wayne County Parks – Westland, Michigan

Nankin Mills Park was landscaped, and trails were maintained by Ford volunteers.

Penrickton Center for Blind Children

Penrickton – Taylor, Michigan

Volunteers painted, installed a door, removed old sod and laid new, installed fencing, and dug out and prepared a new garden bed at Penrickton Center for Blind Children.

Recycle Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, Michigan

Volunteers sorted and organized reclaimed building materials at Recycle Ann Arbor, where the sale proceeds fund community projects and Habitat for Humanity – Huron Valley.

Ruth Ellis Center

Highland Park, Michigan

The interior of the Ruth Ellis Center, a shelter for youth, was transformed with fresh coat of paint.

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Vincent de Paul

Ford volunteers sorted and organized donated items at St. Vincent de Paul resale shops in Clinton Township, Lincoln Park, Utica and Westland.

Village of Dundee

Village of Dundee – Dundee, Michigan

A village park, destroyed by a tornado, was rebuilt by Ford volunteers. Basketball courts were installed by the village, and Ford volunteers restored and beautified the area and planted trees, spread mulch and laid sod.

Vista Maria

Vista Maria – Dearborn Heights, Michigan

Residents of a residential facility for abused and neglected young girls now enjoy outdoor barbeques on the new patio built by Ford volunteers.

World Medical Relief

World Medical Relief – Detroit, Michigan

Volunteers assembled a 10,000-piece mailing for a World Medical Relief Wintertime Blankets for Homeless appeal, which will solicit blankets and warm clothing for needy Detroiters.


Senior citizens

Senior citizens

Teams of Ford volunteers literally brightened the lives and homes of area senior citizens! The volunteers changed old light bulbs to energy-efficient ones, installed new furnace filters and replaced smoke alarm batteries.

New York

New York

Ford volunteers delivered food to area seniors and infirm people.


Cleveland, Ohio


Volunteers from the Cleveland Plant cleaned up and spread mulch on the University Settlement day care playground and then packed groceries in the food bank for clients.

Lima, Ohio


The Wheelchair Ramp Crew of UAW Local 1219 and the Lima Engine Plant made repairs and reinforced areas of a home and then built a ramp for a needy local woman.




Employees at Ford Motor Company of Canada Limited and Ford Credit Canada Limited filled ten new Ford Fiestas with school supplies and nonperishable food items for local charities.


Greater Pittsburg Food Bank

Pittsburg FCSD and FMCC volunteers worked in the Re-pack Center of the Greater Pittsburg Food Bank and sorted food for distribution to needy clients. The Food Bank distributes 1.7 tons of food each month.

South Carolina

Greenville Business Center

Greenville Business Center

Generous Greenville Business Center employees each donated over 10 lbs. of food, exceeding the Center goal of 1 ton (2,000 lbs.), to the Salvation Army, and provided book bags filled with school supplies to 80 local children. Also, more than 50 employees donated blood and assisted with a blood drive that collected 37 pints of blood.




A MODEL Team of Ford volunteers set up a silent auction in Dallas; the auction was MADD of North Texas’ major fundraiser.

Ft. Worth, Texas

Fort Worth

Volunteers sorted food, packed boxes and stocked shelves at the Tarrant Food Bank in Fort Worth, providing food for thousands of needy area residents.

Houston, Texas


Using true Ford ingenuity, volunteers set up an assembly line and packaged containers of fresh food at the Houston Food Bank – Keegan Center for distribution to needy citizens.


Ellanor Lawrence Park

Ford volunteers worked to beautify the historic and cherished Ellanor Lawrence Park.


Food Lifeline in Seattle

A MODEL team of Ford volunteers sorted, labeled and packed food at Food Lifeline in Seattle to help feed those in need.

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Don Orione Children's Center

Don Orione Children’s Center – Buenos Aires

Ford Credit employees organized a clothing and school supplies collection and delivered the items to the Children’s Center.

Escuela Gabriela Mistral, Puerto Constanza

Escuela Gabriela Mistral, Puerto Constanza – Buenos Aires

The poor children in Entre Rios had their school building improved and received generous donations from this Pacheco Paint Shop team.

Food Bank Charity Walk

Food Bank Charity Walk – Buenos Aires

Pacheco Plant hourly and salaried employees ran a race in the streets of Buenos Aires or walked inside the Plant to raise awareness, supplies and money for a food bank. Entry fees were donated for nonperishable food items, including milk powder, sugar and other staples.

Hemotherapy Institute, Health Ministry

Hemotherapy Institute, Health Ministry – Buenos Aires

Volunteers at the Pacheco Plant donated blood. Each donation is expected to help three people.

Work Education Center for Children - Information Technologies

Work Education Center for Children – Buenos Aires

Volunteers trained teachers in information technologies and helped them develop activities for students with special needs. They were trained on the six new PCs donated by Ford through the Fiscal Credit Provincial program.

Work Education Center for Children - Theatre

Work Education Center for Children – Buenos Aires

Volunteers prepared theater plays for the children at the Center that will then be performed in schools, orphanages and homes for the elderly.

Social Service Organizations – Buenos Aires

The Pacheco Finance employees organized a clothing drive and delivered the items to five organizations in Buenos Aires.

Habitat for Humanity – Buenos Aires

Pacheco employees worked on homes being built for low-income families.


Global Week of Caring

R.E. Yrausquin & Sons dealership supported Global Week of Caring by participating in a walkathon to promote child abuse awareness.


Infanti Maria Jose Alves da Silva

Infanti Maria Jose Alves da Silva

At Infanti Maria Jose Alves da Silva, games, small gift bags, school and craft supplies and three volunteers dressed as clowns helped entertain the three- to five-year-old orphans, thanks to Ford volunteers.

Cayman Islands

Vampt Motors

Vampt Motors dealership employees removed hundreds of pounds of trash from a local beach, making the area beautiful once more.

El Salvador

Grupo Gevesa

The Grupo Gevesa dealership donated a percentage of all service invoices and collected additional funds from their community to help children with Down’s syndrome at a school in San Miguel.


Excel Motors

Employees of Excel Motors, SA, sponsored a two-day construction project building houses for people whose homes were destroyed by severe weather.


Yude Canahuati, S.A. de C. V.

A school for blind children received special learning aids and a remodeled laundry room from the kind employees of Yude Canahuati, S.A. de C. V. dealership.


Distribuidora David

Distribuidora David dealership employees volunteered at a local school.

Puerto Rico

Auto Vegas

Auto Vegas helped their community’s most needy. The dealership and employees donated a percentage of service department sales, matched all funds received from the community, provided food and served it to 150 homeless individuals.

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MPI Ter Heide Genk

MPI Ter Heide Genk – Ford Genk

Ford of Belgium volunteers cleared and restored trails and footpaths and made them wheelchair accessible for 20 developmentally and physically challenged residents of a residential facility.


Dunton Research and Engineering Center

Dunton Research and Engineering Center volunteers worked two days removing trees, installing artificial grass, repairing fences, painting a shed and installing vegetable planters, a shaded sail area and seating for students and teachers at Westwood Primary School.




Employees in Cologne accomplished a wide variety of projects including; escorting wheelchair-bound seniors to the zoo, mentoring children aged 6–10; serving as role models and coaching students in a secondary school business program; and installing rabbit-proof fencing around a children’s garden.



The HR and Trans Project staff of FMCC conducted a Global Week of Caring project.


Natural Park of L'Albufera

Natural Park of L’Albufera – Valencia

One group of Ford Valencia volunteers cleaned La Punta beach, an important Mediterranean rest stop for birds migrating each year between Europe and Africa, while another group painted and repaired a residential facility for mentally handicapped individuals.


PAG Machining

14 employees of the Bridgend Engine Plant, PAG Machining, walked 22 miles, with 1,000 other volunteers, along the Gower Peninsular on the southwest coast of Wales, raising funds to support cancer research and services to patients.

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3,000 Apirede villagers have fresh drinking water from a well thanks to Mechanical Lloyd Company. The Ford dealer in Ghana donated $6,000 to cover the cost, and employees landscaped the area surrounding the new well.




The Materauto dealership donated $2,000 to transform a small lodge at the school in Ambohibao into a canteen to provide nutritious meals to students who are from low income families.




FAO Malawi Limited provided funding, and company volunteers painted Limbe Primary and Ndirande Primary Schools, which educate needy children in Blantyre.



Briscoe Ford dealership employees raised funds for Apapa General Hospital.




The L’Africaine de L’Automobile dealership donated a percentage of service and repair proceeds to the Orphan’s Fund in Dakar.

South Africa

Pretoria and Port Elizabeth

Pretoria and Port Elizabeth

Ford employee volunteers in Pretoria and Port Elizabeth accomplished several projects including: restoring water flow to the Tiperion Reserve’s lower wetlands and eradicating poplar trees that were threatening native grasses and shrubs; painting rooms and repairing sliding doors at the Mamelodi community; and working two days making repairs, painting classrooms, and winterizing doors and windows at a school for physically challenged, low-income students under 14 years old. Other school yards were landscaped and cleaned, classrooms were painted, toilets were repaired and a community garden was established.


Streets Ahead

Streets Ahead

Duly Motors provided funding and employees renovated Streets Ahead, a shelter housing 30 street kids. The entire exterior was repaired and painted, the washrooms were rehabilitated and the interior was cleaned and painted.

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Blood donations

Blood donations

Fifty-six employees donated blood at mobile collection areas set up in the plants.


Child Abuse Center

Child Abuse Center

The entire staff of the Premier Auto dealership, including 41 employees and the Dealer Principal, spent two days cleaning, painting and landscaping the Child Abuse Center. The dealer also donated $1,700 worth of gifts to the children.


Kirirom National Park

Kirirom National Park

The R.M. Asia dealership team planted 280 tropical trees and plants in damaged areas of the Kirirom National Park.


Chongqing, China

Chongqing, China

Ford Mazda Automobile (CFMA) employees raised more than $14,600 for an elementary school and purchased: 20 new computers; 2,600 sq. meters of playground resurfacing; a 25-meter-long stainless steel safety fence for the playground; basketball, badminton and tennis equipment; and books, games, DVDs, and clothing for the children and their family members. Additionally, a one-on-one mentorship program was established for 22 needy students, and volunteers funded school lunches for the year.


Operation Walkway

Operation Walkway

Triple J Ford dealership employees rehabilitated the campus walkways at a school for handicapped children. Operation Walkway volunteers cleaned and repaired the uneven surfaces and repainted the area with anti-skid paint.




The Ford Business Services Center and FTSI Community Development Team volunteered at two Chennai area facilities providing services to underprivileged school students, including physically challenged children and orphans.




The Parts and Service department donated 5 percent of total parts sales (U.S. $9,000) to the aged, disabled, homeless and sick residents at St. Joseph Village in Seoul. Volunteers cleaned and washed the residence, harvested rice and peppers and donated firewood.


RMA Lao & Lao Bicycle Association

RMA Lao and Lao Bicycle Association

In a month-long project, RMA Lao and Lao Bicycle Association employees renovated an old rural school and collected new clothing and school supplies for the underprivileged children there. The group also organized activities at the school and planted trees to benefit the entire community.

New Caledonia

Johnston and Compagnie

A percentage of Johnston and Compagnie’s service department income was donated to purchase toys, books and gifts that the Pink Mothers, a group of hospital volunteers, will deliver to children in the local hospital.


Calamba City

Calamba City

Employees planted trees, built houses and donated books at the Gawad Kalinga community in Calamba City.


Joeten Motor Company, Inc.

Joeten Motor Company, Inc.

Employees of Joeten Motor Company, Inc., together with community members, cleaned an extensive stretch of beach along the Atlantic Ocean from Minachom Atdao Pavilion to the Joeten Motors facility.


Vantage Automotive Limited

A foundation that provides financial assistance to children with cancer received a generous donation from Vantage Automotive Limited.


Ford Lio Ho

Ford Lio Ho

Ford Lio Ho employees cleaned up a local beach and built a heart-shaped playground for children.



Ford staff, dealers, suppliers and customers joined forces and together built a new running track and exercise park for the local community.


Hai Duong

Employees in Hai Duong cleaned up area lakeshores during the Global Week of Caring.

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Ford Motor Company has a long legacy of compassion. In the early 1900s, when Henry Ford was consumed with creating products and practices that would change the world, he realized: “A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.”

More than 100 years later, we continue to touch lives in a way that we believe would have made our founder proud. Our Company’s commitment to supporting local communities through charitable contributions and volunteer efforts has remained unwavering – even during our darkest days. We deliver on our commitments through our Company’s community relations arm, formally known as Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services. (The Ford Foundation, meanwhile, is a separate entity from the Ford Motor Company. No member of the Ford family nor Ford Motor Company management is on the Ford Foundation board of trustees.)

Founded as a not-for-profit organization in 1949, Ford Motor Company Fund is responsible for the Company’s philanthropy and volunteerism efforts. Made possible by Ford Motor Company profits, the organization makes contributions to qualified U.S. not-for-profit organizations that promote corporate citizenship, philanthropy, volunteerism and cultural diversity for those who live in the communities in which Ford operates. It supports organizations in three strategic areas: driver safety, education and American heritage.

In addition to donations from the Fund, Ford also makes direct corporate contributions to a variety of charitable organizations and causes.

In 2010, Ford contributed a total of $29 million (the same amount as 2009). Of that amount, $18.6 million was in the form of grants awarded by Ford Motor Company Fund; the remainder was direct corporate giving.

In addition to grants, we encourage our employees to participate in programs that build stronger communities through the Ford Volunteer Corps. During 2010, some 27,000 Ford employees and retirees in 41 countries provided more than 112,000 hours of work on more than 1,100 community service projects – the equivalent of $2.25 million of in-kind corporate contributions. Many of these volunteer projects received mini-grants to help complete the project.

Our community relations work extends to our areas of international operation. Ford of Mexico, for example, has been recognized as a Socially Responsible Company for nine consecutive years by the Mexican Philanthropy Center. The award is given to companies that encourage quality of life in the workplace, strong ethics, environment care in operations and close involvement in the community. Ford and our dealers have supported the School Building Project, which has built 212 schools in nearly every state of Mexico.