Sustainability 2011/12


Investing in Communities

North America


Edmonton Food Bank

The Edmonton Business Centre employees collected food and volunteered at the Food Bank sorting food and creating hampers for distribution to low-income people.


Stop Hunger Now


Ford volunteers from the National Recovery Center in Mesa, Arizona joined employees from the Phoenix Ford Sales Division to participate in a “Stop Hunger Now” event in a Ford Accelerated Action Day. For the second time in 2011, Ford volunteers packaged 21,000 high-protein, dehydrated meals for use around the globe.


St. Mary’s Interfaith Dining Room


This FMCC group in the San Francisco region prepared and served lunch to 800 poor and homeless people in the Oakland region.

St. Anthony’s Food Bank

San Francisco

Sorted and organized food for distribution.


Project C.U.R.E.


Volunteers unloaded trucks, and sorted and packaged donated medical supplies for distribution to high-need areas around the world.


2nd Harvest Food Bank


Volunteers sorted and organized food for distribution.


Community Food Bank


More than two dozen Ford volunteers helped sort food at the Atlanta Community Food Bank in Georgia. This was the second time Ford volunteers had worked at the center in 2011, and each time the Atlanta Region Dealers Operation Goodwill also provided $2,500 in grants to the food bank. Ford also contributed a new Ford Transit Connect Mobile Food Pantry that is used to pick up food donations around town. The shift supervisor at the food bank indicated that on a normal shift, 40 people working can usually sort 7,000 lbs.


Feed My Starving Children


Ford volunteers went to work at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) in Aurora, Illinois. FMSC sends high-nutrition meals to malnourished children around the world. Ford volunteers packed 23,112 meals – enough to feed 64 kids for one year. The Ford volunteers were from Marketing, Sales and Service, and Ford Credit in the Chicagoland area.


Dare to Care Hunger Walk


Ford volunteers sponsored a water stop at the 5k Dare to Care Hunger Walk/Run and employees entered the event. Every participant ran past a Ford display, including a 2012 Explorer and a 2012 Focus. The event easily topped 2010’s $110,000 raised and there were 2,500 participants.


SOME (So Others Might Eat)

Washington, D.C.

Ford volunteers prepared and served lunch to 800 poor and homeless individuals and families. For over 40 years SOME has served meals, and provided clothing, job training, and medical/dental/mental health services.


Ford school #49 in Tlalnepantla

Santa Fe

Ford of Mexico employees visited a school in a poor community and painted the entire building. A local Ford distributor donated the paint and equipment.

Madre Teresa de Calcutta Homeless Shelter & Casa Dalla

Santa Fe

Ford of Mexico employees, from both Ford and Ford Credit, collected food, books, clothing and board games. Employees delivered the items to a Ford School and to programs serving orphans and poor single mothers.


Santa Fe

Daunis, an organization dedicated to providing vocational training to Down syndrome individuals, came to Ford of Mexico headquarters and sold tamales to employees. The proceeds will fund the work of the organization.

Casa Hogar los Olivos (orphanage)

Employees from the Hermosillo Stamping & Assembly Plant visited the nursing home and cleaned the installations, buildings and gardens; painted the walls, and repaired damaged areas. They also donated an electrical transformer to the institution.

Employees and their families


The city and state of Chihuahua have high criminality and obesity rates, and Ford Chihuahua Engine Plant volunteers wanted to do something about these problems. They organized Safety & Healthy Living presentations, and introduced recreational areas including a new bicycle path that is available to everyone. A Personal Safety presentation was delivered by experts in the field.

Casa Hogar La Esperanza

The Cuautitlan Plant supported this foster home for 40 orphans and many area elderly who receive meals there each day. Food was donated by employees and the CSAP Medical Service gave free medical assistance to the surrounding community.

Green Peace

Santa Fe

Green Peace installed an ecological expo in the main lobby to educate the employees about how each person can help improve the environment.

Hospital Infantil de Mexico Federico Gomez

Mexico City & Santa Fe

This community, ravaged by Hurricane Alex, received thousands of pounds of food collected by the Ford office personnel in Santa Fe.


Advanced Technology Academy


Ford volunteers helped students show off some of their creative flair at the Advanced Technology Academy in Dearborn, Michigan. Ford employees helped paint a community-themed mural inspired by the students. The activity was one of many Ford Volunteer Corps efforts on a Ford Accelerated Action Day focused on children and families.

Penrickton Center for Blind Children


A MODEL team of Ford volunteers recently spent the day at Penrickton Center for Blind Children in Taylor, Michigan. The Ford volunteers adapted toys for use by the children, assembled shelving and prepared meals.

Grandmont-Rosedale Project


Ford volunteers painted, cleaned and completed minor repairs in rescue homes at the Grandmont-Rosedale Development Corp. in Detroit.

Methodist Children’s Home

Redford Township

MODEL teams of Ford volunteers painted residential cottages at the Methodist Children’s Home Society in Redford Township, Michigan.

Starfish Family Services


It looks like child’s play, and it is, but that is what makes it so important. Ford volunteers recently spent a day at Starfish Family Services playing with the 3–5 year olds, and helping them develop their motor skills and coordination with a variety of fun activities.

Junior Achievement


Ford volunteers can do many things. They paint, build, plant, clean, renovate – and even educate. At Junior Achievement in Detroit, a Ford MODEL team of employee volunteers helped teach 100 middle school students about money. The students and Ford volunteers did budget exercises and learned lessons that will be useful for a lifetime.

Working for Children and Families in the Local Community


More than 300 Ford volunteers went to work for children and families in their local communities on a Ford Accelerated Action Day. MODEL teams of employee volunteers worked in shelters, schools and food banks.



Ford volunteers spruced up the Coalition for Temporary Shelter in Detroit. They painted family lounges, installed shelving and put up window treatments.

City Mission


Ford volunteers built a rain runoff and capture system to water the community vegetable garden at City Mission in Detroit. The garden provides fresh produce for people in need in the area.

Community Living Centers


Ford volunteers created a rain collection system and vegetable garden at Community Living Centers in Southfield, Michigan.

Detroit Zoo

Royal Oak

Ford volunteers took a trip to the Detroit Zoo for some digging and planting, and to create a rain garden. Ford Group Vice President Sue Cischke (recently retired) – the Company’s top environmental and safety officer – stopped by the site to talk with volunteers and see how the work was progressing.

Edsel & Eleanor Ford Estate

Grosse Pointe

A MODEL team of Ford employee volunteers planted trees, removed invasive species and cleaned up the shoreline around the Edsel and Eleanor Ford Estate in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.

Environmental Interpretive Center – UM Dearborn


Ford volunteers created a foot trail and helped with mushroom log cultivation at the Environmental Interpretive Center at University of Michigan-Dearborn.

Ford GreenIT Green Days Recycling Event


Spring cleaning got a high tech makeover as Ford employees cleared out their attics and basements for the annual Green Days e-waste recycling event. Ford employees brought in old computers, printers, cell phones and other electronic equipment to keep it out of landfills. Electronic devices often contain copper, silver and even gold that can be reclaimed and reused. The plastic and glass in monitors or TVs can be recycled. There also can be toxic materials involved, such as lead, mercury, nickel or cadmium that could harm the environment if it ends up in landfills.

Ford GreenIT partnered with the Ford Volunteer Corps to expand the reach of the Better World Ford Accelerated Action Day. Ford employees filled 55 skids with electronics weighing thousands of pounds.

Formula SAE at MIS


Ford volunteers waved flags, helped drivers and supported competitors in various ways at the Formula SAE event at Michigan International Speedway. College students studying engineering from around the world designed and built a car to FSAE specifications. They were then evaluated against other drivers in a competition. The competition was divided into two parts – a business side with a design and cost report, and a performance side where the teams demonstrate their functional competitiveness. Events included Skid-Pad, Acceleration, Endurance, Autocross, and Fuel Economy.

Penrickton Center for Blind Children


Ford employee volunteers planted flowers and landscaped the grounds. They also created a border around the Butterfly Garden.

Grosse Ile Learning Garden

Grosse Ile

Ford volunteers help build the Grosse Ile Learning Garden with the Grosse Ile Nature and Land Conservancy.

Veteran’s Haven


Ford volunteers helped pack and distribute food to veterans and their families.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Ann Arbor

Ford volunteers helped improve the Habitats Trail through the children’s garden.

Arbor Hospice

Ann Arbor

Ford volunteers edged walkways, deadheaded plants, cleaned the fish pond, divided plants, removed spiderwort and other invasive plants, and weeded. Well done team!

ReCycle Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor

Hundreds of pounds of discarded, useful items were organized and catalogued by Ford volunteers.

Matthaei Botanical Gardens

Ann Arbor

Volunteers created a beautiful new entranceway garden area to welcome visitors to the gardens and built a shade structure.

Food Gatherers

Ann Arbor

Volunteers sorted and organized food for distribution.

St. Vincent de Paul

Clinton Township

Volunteers worked in the Food Pantry and other areas as needed.

Habitat for Humanity Macomb County

Clinton Township

Volunteers installed the cabinets, flooring, countertops and trim to three newly built homes.

Advanced Technology Academy


Volunteers assembled and installed three pieces of durable, metal playground equipment purchased with a MODEL teams mini-grant.

Ford’s Eyeglass Collection for One Sight


Employees picked up 900 pairs of eye glasses donated by employees in 12 SE MI Ford buildings. They will be refurbished and distributed by One Sight to adults and children around the globe.

Henry Ford Estate


Volunteers restored the beautiful rock garden and other outdoor spaces at this historic Ford site, trimmed shrubs and cleaned up garden beds.

Gleaners Community Food Bank


MP&L employees at West Park Center collected 1.25 tons (3,500 total items) of non-perishables and delivered the bounty to Gleaners, including 2,500 boxes of cereal and baby food, and $100 that will provide 300 meals.

Henry Ford Estate


Ford volunteers worked hard at completing end of the summer garden bed clean-up chores at this historic Ford family location.

Vista Maria

Dearborn Heights

New patios were built outside of two residential cottages, home to poor, abused and neglected girls and young women.

Capuchin Soup Kitchen


Renovated the food storage area and the rooms where donated clothing is sorted, stored and distributed.

Focus: HOPE


Assisted with various painting and repair projects.

Grandmont Rosedale Development Corp


Repaired and restored several homes and the outdoor spaces in a neighborhood famous for its historic houses.

Habitat for Humanity Detroit


Worked on adding landscaping to the yards of newly built homes.

Habitat Blitz Build


Twenty-nine projects were staffed by Company volunteers to build a Ford-funded house.

Legal Aid & Defender Association


Ford OGC volunteers conducted an Expungement Clinic and certified individuals for food stamps and other benefits at a special Food Stamp Clinic. They were assisted by other Ford Spanish-speaking volunteers available to translate as needed.

Mosaic Youth Theatre


Ford volunteers made critical improvements, funded by a MODEL teams mini-grant, to the building’s interior and exterior.

Parade Company


Volunteers worked on floats and costumes for the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Ruth Ellis Center


The shelter’s back porch and fire escape were repaired and the landscaping was improved.

St. Leo’s Soup Kitchen


Volunteers prepared and served lunch.

Salvation Army – Grandale Corps


The kitchen, dining rooms and hallways were painted and renovated.

World Medical Relief


Volunteers assembled hygiene kits that will be sent to needy people around the world.

The Guidance Center

Flat Rock

Removed old playground enclosures and installed new fencing, and spread child-safe rubber mulch.

Veterans Gala

Grosse Ile

Ford volunteers set up the facility for the second annual event honoring area veterans and their families.

Focus: HOPE


Volunteers delivered food boxes to homebound citizens.

Starfish Family Services


New shelving in the pantry and room dividers in the counseling area were constructed, funded by a MODEL teams mini-grant.



Volunteers staffed raffle sales tables in Ford buildings to gather support for the Company JDRF initiative.

Community Housing Network

Madison Heights

Volunteers rehabilitated outdoor spaces, planting flowers, trees and shrubs.

Boy Scouts D Bar A Ranch


Volunteers assisted camp rangers in the care of the 1,700-acre Scout Ranch. Fences were repaired, the totem pole was painted, plus landscaping, painting, carpentry, and many other chores were completed.

Habitat for Humanity Monroe County


Volunteers built a flooring system for a new home – a firm foundation for one lucky family.

Maybury Farm


Volunteers helped with autumn farm chores at Maybury Farm.

Northville Community Foundation


A large wooden Ford-brand tractor and trailer playstructure was built on the grounds at Maybury Farm. Materials were purchased with a MODEL teams mini-grant.

Friends of the Rouge


Volunteers restored 1,000 feet of lake shore overrun with invasive plant species and planted 1,000 new native plants.

Forgotten Harvest

Oak Park

A large group of volunteers sorted produce and packaged a variety of food items for distribution to needy families in the area.

First Step


Volunteers constructed an outdoor equipment and storage shed at this domestic violence shelter for women and children.

Gleaners Community Food Bank


Volunteers sorted and organized donated goods at the Oakland County warehouse.



Volunteers helped renovate areas of the domestic violence shelter for women and children.

Lutheran Social Services Danish Village

Rochester Hills

Ford volunteers built a bocce ball court for residents 21–101 years old, giving the multi-generational residents a new activity to share. Materials were purchased with a MODEL teams grant.

Detroit Zoo

Royal Oak

End of summer garden bed clean-up chores.

American Red Cross Ford Blood Drive

South East Michigan

514 employees donated blood across the region.

Event Photographer

South East Michigan

Ford volunteers, talented in the art of photography, visited most of the S.E. Michigan September 14 project sites and captured the hard-working Ford volunteers in action.

Penrickton Center for Blind Children


A new privacy fence was built to shield the playing children from a busy road. Funds were received via a MODEL teams mini-grant.

The Nature Conservancy


Volunteers worked in the fen eradicating nasty buckthorn, an invasive species.

St. Vincent de Paul


Employee volunteers sorted and organized donated goods.

Community Housing Network


Volunteers rehabilitated outdoor spaces, planting flowers, trees and shrubs.

St. Vincent de Paul


A team of employees sorted and organized donated goods.

Veteran’s Haven


Employees sorted and organized donated goods and helped with their distribution to needy area veterans and their families.

Friends of Highland Recreation Services

White Lake

The gatehouse and entryway fencing was repaired and restored at this historic Ford family property.

Angels’ Place

West Bloomfield

Garden beds were eliminated or downsized to simplify and reduce regular maintenance needs. Mulch was spread in the remaining beds, low areas were filled, and shrubs and small trees were trimmed.

Local School Children


School supplies were collected in the Rawsonville Plant for two weeks. The project was timed so employees could easily purchase extra items while school shopping for their own children.

Habitat for Humanity Huron Valley


Applied the interior and exterior finishing touches on a newly constructed single family home.


Open Door Mission


Ford volunteers prepared sack lunches and staffed the SOS store.

New York

God’s Love We Deliver

New Jersey

New Jersey volunteers delivered food.


University Settlement


Salaried employees from the Cleveland Manufacturing Site volunteered at University Settlement, which provides programs supporting children, family and senior services. Ford volunteers cleaned out a home in the Transitional Housing Program and made it ready for the next family in need.

Salvation Army


A group of volunteers from Lima Engine Plant worked together to help the Salvation Army of Lima, Ohio. Employees painted playground equipment, doors and railings, hung shelves, and spread mulch in play areas.

Susan G. Komen Cancer Awareness


Employees participated in this annual event.

University Settlement


Salaried employees from the Cleveland Manufacturing Site volunteered at University Settlement, which provides a myriad of programs supporting children, family and senior services including: the Magic Johnson computer lab; a food pantry – the Hunger Center; a state-licensed daycare; drug prevention and after-school tutoring. Volunteers cleaned out a Transitional Housing Program home and made it ready for the next family in need.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Lorain County

Fourteen employees from the Ohio Assembly Plant volunteered at the food bank warehouse, repacking food for the needy.

Salvation Army


Employee volunteers improved the center’s playground by painting equipment and spreading mulch in the play spaces.

One Way Farm


Employee volunteers transferred day lilies from another farm to One Way Farm, for a public flower sale to raise funds for providing housing for children; volunteers also performed various jobs to improve the farm.


United Way & Kerr Street Ministries

The Oakville project, Fill Focus for Families, collected food, school supplies, and other essential items for needy families in their community.


Greater Pittsburg Community Food Bank


Volunteers inspected, sorted and repacked donated and purchased groceries for distribution to food bank clients.


Camp Boaco Salaberry-de-Valleyfield

At this camp for low-income families, employees from Ford du Canada Limitée Sales, Marketing, Parts & Service, Fleets and Customer Service departments scrubbed and polished the Daycare and Chapel buildings, painted a gazebo, cooked delicious and healthful food, washed windows, cleaned up garden beds and hiking trails, and spread yards of mulch. Families are referred by social service organizations and all enjoy the relaxing country setting.

South Carolina

Meals on Wheels


Volunteers delivered meals to homebound citizens.

United Way – South Carolina


Teams from the Greenville Business Center assembled themed baskets, which were auctioned off by GBC employees with proceeds going to United Way.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure


Employees participated in this annual upstate event.



The Greenville Business Center partnered, for the first time, with the Charlotte Region (serviced by the Colorado Springs Business Center) and Fairway Ford of Greenville for the walk and other fundraising events.

Junior Achievement


Volunteers taught a one-hour class for six weeks, designed to inspire elementary and middle school children, teach them to value free enterprise, business and economics, and use the knowledge to improve the quality of their lives.

The Blood Connection


The quarterly blood drive at the Business Center will help the 1.2 million people serviced by The Blood Connection.


Oasis Center


Ford volunteers from the Nashville Business Center helped assemble bikes, make scarves and put together hygiene kits at the Oasis Center. The Oasis Center offers safety and support to the area’s most vulnerable and disconnected young people, and helps them turn their lives in a positive direction.

Hands on Nashville and Shriner’s Hospital


The Memphis Region team helped set up the annual Music City Festival and BBQ benefit that helps Hands on Nashville and Shriner’s Hospitals. They assembled and set up beverage pods, set up tables and stanchions for the attendees, and helped the BBQ participants in any way needed. Ford has a great relationship with Hands on Nashville, having worked with the organization during the Nashville flood cleanup in 2010.

Habitat – Nashville


Provided landscaping and finish work, including installing door knobs, towel racks and closet shelving on Habitat home. Volunteers also punched out interiors, completed landscaping and cleaned up house.


San Antonio Food Bank

San Antonio

Volunteers inspected, sorted and repacked donated and purchased groceries for distribution to food bank clients.

North Texas Food Bank


Ford ISC volunteers selected this area organization to assist.


Salvation Army Carloads of Care


Ford employees in Maryland and Virginia joined forces to provide life skills classes to shelter residents. Topics included safety, personal finance, and building credit.


King County Parks


Ford volunteers beautified the base of the iconic windmill, a special area of the Clise Mansion in Marymoor, one of the King County Parks in Redmond, Washington – a suburb of Seattle. The ground was prepped, weeded and scores of flowers and trees were planted by Ford volunteers.

Central and South America


Entre Rios Primary School and Benavidez Community Kitchen

Buenos Aires

Ford employees at the Pacheco Plant collected clothing and food and delivered it to the 150 school children and to the community kitchen on the weekend.

Junior Achievement of Argentina

Buenos Aires

Twelve Pacheco Plant LL6+ employees volunteered for a shadowing program with the JA Foundation designed to help students in their last year of secondary school. Students shared a work day with management-level employees who demonstrated potential career opportunities.

Food Bank of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

Pacheco Plant employees conducted a food collection drive and an aerobic walk activity to promote the sport and healthy habits. The Food Bank provides food to 500 organizations and helps 79,000 people in and around Buenos Aires.

Several schools in rural areas

Buenos Aires

Ford Argentina has an ongoing Clothing Collection Drive for gently used clothing. Four Pacheco Plant inter-area teams helped classify the items and package them for delivery.

Hemotherapy Institute of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

A successful blood collection drive was held with Pacheco Plant employees, which will help 120 individuals.

Food Bank Foundation

Buenos Aires

Pacheco Plant employees sorted and organized donated goods.

Habitat for Humanity of Argentina

Buenos Aires

Four brigades of 10 people each from the Pacheco Plant worked for three days to build houses for three low-income families.


Casa Cuna Progreso, Pos Chiquito


R.E. Yrausquin & Sons dealership employees painted the interior and exterior of this special place in Oranjestad; a home for babies and children up to 8 years old unable to live at home for a variety of reasons such as poverty and ill health.


LITAC – Liga Tatuiana de Assistencia aos Cancerosos

São Paulo

Ford Tatui Proving Ground volunteers donated more than 300 packets of milk powder that will cover the institution’s needs for four months.

Lar Donato Flores

São Paulo

The Tatui Comitê de Cidadania taught 141 poor students about the environment and environmental protection, and gave each student a basket of items appropriate to the theme.

Tatui SESI School

São Paulo

Ford volunteers presented lessons and activities on protecting the environment to 80 poor students.

Lar Elbenezer – Santo Andre Orphanage

São Paulo

A special “Smile Day” was organized by Ford Credit Brazil – SBC and branches. The employees took 16 orphans to a recreation center for a day of play, haircuts, a special lunch, toys and dental check-ups including cleanings, and an oral hygiene gift bag.

Reciclando Entity

São Paulo

Taubate HR employees set up displays to help raise awareness and funds for this program that serves poor and homeless people in the community. Crafts and recycled items were exhibited and sold. Taubate HR employees set up displays to help raise awareness and funds for this program that serves poor and homeless people in the community. Crafts and recycled items were exhibited and sold.

Cayman Islands

Cayman Islands Humane Society

Volunteers from Vampt Motors helped care for animals, encouraged donations and helped promote awareness of abandoned animals and the work of the Humane Society.

Costa Rica

Local school computer donation

NASA Nacional Automitriz staff collected 5% of sales and service receipts and used them to purchase eight computers for a local school for underprivileged children.

Dominican Republic

People with Intellectual Disabilities

Santo Domingo

The Grupo Viamar dealership supported a Celebrity Softball game featuring major league stars Alex Rodrihuez, Sammy Sosa, Juan Marichal, and Albert Pujols. The stars will play with young athletes having intellectual disabilities. The producer of the event is Raul Camilo and the songwriter is Frank Ceara.

El Salvador

Voluntarios Construyendo

Staff from the Grupo Gevesa dealership fixed a school for Down syndrome children funded by a percentage of parts and service sales.

Funded the construction of three homes

San Salvador

Gevesa employees donated $1 each week and customers gave voluntary contributions to fund the construction of three homes for poor families, each having five members.


Local lakeshore

The Excel Motors dealership donated $20 of every repair completed, and employees cleaned the shores of a nearby lake and planted 800 trees.


Un Techo Para Mi Pais (A Roof for My Country)

A house for a poor, homeless Hondurean family was funded and built by Dimasa employees. The dealership and proceeds from fund raising activities contributed the $3,000 needed.

Pilar Salinas School for the Blind

The Yude Canahuati dealership replaced the school’s 65-year-old waste water pipes with new larger capacity pipes to improve drainage, reduce environmental pollution and eliminate a health hazard.


Hogar Nuestra Senora

Distribuidora David dealership donated 20% of repair receipts to fund the project at a shelter, home to abused and neglected citizens. The facility received a new roof and interior ceilings, fresh paint in the common areas, and garden restoration.

Puerto Rico

Centro Maria de los Angeles

Children and young adults with spina bifida, brain damage, metabolic disorders, physical challenges and other syndromes benefited from donations from the Alcalde Auto Parts dealership. $1 was donated from every purchase and, on the last day of the special Drivers for Hope project, a special treat was given to the children and parents.

Hogar Albergue para Ninos Jesus de Nazaret, Inc.

During a month-long promotion, Mayaguez Ford contributed a portion of parts and service receipts, collected shoes, personal care items and clothing to help the abused children at the residential facility.

Ministeria Ayudando a Los Olvidados

The Autos Vegas Ford Parts & Service department donated $3 from every service pack during the month to help feed homeless people in the community. Twenty employees volunteered at the homeless shelter and served a special meal on October 15.

Muscular Dystrophy Association of Puerto Rico

The Caguas Expressway Motors dealership raised funds to purchase equipment for MD patients, by participating in the “Pulling the Plane” competition with other companies in Puerto Rico.

Sanctuary Canita de la Divina Misericordia

Six hundred dogs sheltered by this sanctuary benefitted from the $4,000 raised by Central Ford during their special Ford Global Week promotions.

Trinidad and Tobago

Sacred Heart Boys Primary School

McEnearney Motors employees painted the primary school, prior to the opening in September for student 5–12 years old. During Global Week a portion of the dealership’s revenue was used to purchase school supplies.



MPI Ter Heide Genk


Ford Genk volunteers cleaned up and restored trails and footpaths to make them accessible for wheelchairs at this home for developmentally and physically challenged people. They also repaired outside equipment.


The Basildon Disabled Sports Club


The Dunton Front End Accessory Drives team rehabilitated the Sports Club for physically challenged individuals. The group rebuilt garden walls, rehabbed the garden, painted the sports hall walls and repaired the sports tables.

Ford Blue Oval Scholarship


Ford announced a major new £1 million UK university scholarship program in technical and innovation fields to mark 100 years of Ford’s commitment to the UK. The Ford Blue Oval Scholarship Program, will provide 100 student scholarships of £10,000 per student over a three-year period – one for each year of the company’s operation in the UK – at leading universities to encourage a new generation of engineers, scientists and innovators.

Luton Christian Fellowship

St. Albans

During a week-long event for underprivileged five- and six-year-olds, two Ford Credit employees from the St. Albans Service Centre organized sports and games for groups of 20 children at one time. Great fun was had by all.

Ravensbourne School


Ninety children, 2–19 years old, with a wide range of educational needs including some with severe learning difficulties, have a freshly renovated school thanks to Dunton employees. A team from Powertrain & Program Purchasing repaired and redecorated classrooms and corridors, repaired and refurbished garden furniture, paths and extensive garden areas, and laid matting and wood bark along pathways.

Maldon (Essex) Mind


Volunteers trimmed hedges and beautified the gardens for the patients at this leading mental health facility.


Traffic Safety Week program “Shine in the Traffic”


Ford volunteers organized and presented a safety program for 10 and 12 year olds. They made personal reflectors and tested their visibility in the dark; checked their bicycles and learned how difficult it is for drivers of cars and trucks to see them; and had questions answered by traffic safety police. Ford, Ford dealers, and the Motor Industry Central Organization have distributed 50,000 reflectors throughout Finland, funded by the Henry Ford Trust.


Mentoring Project


Ford Niel, E building west volunteers continued their three-year-long project of helping eight Cologne students, aged 14–16, make career choices and answered questions regarding school, and relationships.

Sieburg, Germany Kindergarten


PD employees from Cologne built playground and outdoor exercise equipment to enhance the physical, social and mental development of the students. Existing outdoor facilities were redesigned to better meet the needs of the children.

SBK Home for the elderly and disabled


Volunteers escorted a group of elderly and disabled senior residents, confined to wheelchairs, on a day’s outing at the regional zoo. The individual attention and care were appreciated by all.

ZAK: Cologne’s Children’s Circus


The Sustainability, Environmental & Safety Engineering group renovated the circus grounds and improved ZAK’s facilities for the integrative work with children. Children and young people have the opportunity to move and develop a positive body image and self-confidence at this facility.

Naturgut Ophoven


The Manufacturing Planning & Logistics employees rehabilitated areas of this program, teaching children the sustainable use of nature. The group built a wooden walkway over marshes and inspected and repaired the facilities.

Animal Shelter Cologne-Zollstock


The Ford team from IT, Community Service Steering Committee painted and repaired the buildings and cages at this facility housing 300 animals – cats, dogs, rodents and reptiles. They also gardened and cut trees and coppice.

Rodenkirchen Municipal Church, Community Center and Kindergarten


A Complexity Management team from Cologne cleaned and repaired the Atrium, gardened, trimmed hedges and tidied the playground.


Breast Cancer Care

A 51-mile charity cycle ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh with 10 members of the SNIC ONE FORD team covered all functions. £2,500 was raised for Breast Cancer Care, who provides support for breast cancer sufferers and their families.


Parque Natural de la Albufera La Duna Fosil

Ford Valencia MP&L volunteers eliminated Carpobrotus, an invasive species, on a fossil sand dune and replanted native plants. Carpobrotus was once used to prohibit soil erosion, but now is choking out native growth.

A.A.D.I.S.A. Center for Mentally Handicapped

The Valencia team repaired and painted the walls of the center.

Servicio de Biodiversidad de la Conselleria de Medioambiente

Valencia Engine Plant employees inventoried and classified native and endangered plant species.

NGO Doctors of the World

Almussafes Cost Accounting Dept volunteers gave help to this organization that provides medical attention to poor people in outlying areas and abroad.


Macmillan Cancer Support

South Wales

Fifteen Bridgend Engine Plant employees walked 22 miles, with 1,000 other volunteers, along the Gower Peninsula on the south-west coast of Wales, raising funds to support cancer research and services to patients.

Asia Pacific Africa

Burkina Faso

National Center of Blood Transfusion; Sector 30 Orphanage; Hospital of Azimmo Ouagadougou; Kinfanguin Village; Fabao Espoir of Ouag; Bangre Weogo Park


Volunteers in Ford Africa Motors donated time, funding and much love as they traveled in a procession of Ford vehicles, accompanied by National TV and other media. They visited environmental protection areas and neighborhoods where poor, elderly, neglected, abused, and homeless people live.


Beautification project – National Road #6

The great Model team of RMA-Cambodia planted over 1,340 tropical trees and native plant species along this main thoroughfare between the airport and downtown Siem reap.


Huanglong Hope Primary School


Research & Engineering employees earlier donated a library to the school and now donated and set up a PC room for students and staff. Discarded Ford PCs, laptops, network equipment, cables, tables and power supply relays were donated.

Nanjing Purple Mountain


The Research & Engineering Center staff cleared plastic, paper and miscellaneous trash from this natural area and the major roadway leading visitors to it.

Nanjing Ming’Xin Autism Training School


The R & E Center sponsored an autumn outing and chaperoned the children in the training school. Ford covered all the expenses of the day, including a visit to the Nanjing Aquarium.


Koncord Academy

Mechanical Lloyd Company Ltd dealership staff funded the drilling of a borehole and mounted a surface tank to access potable water for the students and staff at this school for children with mental and physical challenges.

Safety checks

The vehicles of three fleet customers of Mechanical Lloyd Company Ltd dealership – Ghana Customs (40 vehicles), Ecobank (8 vehicles) and Equilease (26) – all received free service and safety check-ups. Every Ford technician participated in this Saturday event at the main office of each customer. A Sales and Customer Service and a Management representative were also at each site.

Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital

Ford technicians and staff from the Mechanical Lloyd Company Ltd dealership donated blood to Korle-Bu Hospital in Accra, Ghana’s largest teaching hospital.


Panchayat Union Primary School


FBSC, KCT Tech Park employees cleaned a school for underprivileged children near Saravanampatti, CBE; renovated the gardens by laying 250 white bricks; and donated mats for the comfort of study groups; motivated the students with good human awareness stories; and provided entertainment for all with a few games and fun activities.

Saranalaya Orphanage


At the orphanage the IT group provided meals to the residents, provided gently used clothing collected in their building, and organized a general medical check-up for the orphaned children.


Hospital equipment purchase


FME Commercial & Industrial Co. dealership donated $20,000 USD to a local hospital for renovations and the purchase of critical new equipment.


Ulu Primary School

One hundred adolescent girls from impoverished backgrounds will benefit from a special drive by CMC Motors Group Ltd that will collect undergarments and basic sanitary supplies for them.


St. Joseph Village


The Parts & Service department of Sunin Motor Co. donated 5% of total parts sales ($9,000 to the aged, disabled, homeless and sick residents. Volunteers cleaned and washed the residence, harvested rice and peppers, and donated firewood.



At an orphanage 20km from the Lao Ford City dealership, Aftersales department employees donated clothing, teaching aids and gifts, and repaired and renovated the playground, bedrooms and bathrooms for the 60 young residents.


Public primary school in Masinandriana


The Materauto dealership funded the building of a new canteen, supervised by a building contractor. The dealership and employees then provided cooking utensils and stocked the shelves with nutritious food for the 300 students.


Selangor, Petaling Jaya


Sime Darby Auto Connexion employees visited the poor, homeless orphans at the House of Hope in Selangor.

Area homeless and orphans


Sime Darby Auto donated 15% of Service Dept receipts to programs serving homeless people and orphans in the nearby communities.


Onigbongbo Primary Health Center

The Briscoe Ford dealership employees educated citizens on the menace of malaria and provided mosquito nets to combat the spread of the disease. The group also donated drugs and other sanitary items to the community via the Health Center.

SOS Children’s Village, Little Saint Orphanage, Compassionate Orphanage, Living Fountain Orphanage


Coscharis Motors Marketing department volunteers visited the orphanages and engaged in community development programs.



The Ford team promoted a clean and green environment by planting trees, donating trash cans, and educating the community about waste segregation. The community was identified as the beneficiary of FIP employees’ social program.

Tala Elementary School and Agos Elementary School

Employees helped provide a better education for Batang AETA by providing school supplies to poor native Filipino students in their community.

Sta. Rosa lake shore clean-up

Employees promoted a green and clean environment by collecting trash near Sta. Rosa Lake.

Mary Mother of Mercy Home

A home for abandoned elderly people received assistance with basic needs: medicine, groceries and other items. This is an ongoing project for this Ford team.

Run for a Cause

A fundraiser was held to help provide medical care for the ill.


Walk for Health

CNMI Joeten Motor Company, Inc. dealership employees encouraged the entire community to join them in the “Fresh Air – Friendships – Feel the Difference Walk for Health”. The goal was to help promote healthful lifestyles and demonstrate how health walks are a cost-effective way to improve the nation’s health.


Municipal FANN Hospital


A percentage of L’Africaine de L’Automobile service receipts funded the construction of a proper reception space in the hospital serving HIV-infected children. Volunteers from the Parts & Service department constructed the chamber.

Sierra Leone

School for Blind Children

Ford volunteers spent the day at a school for blind children, bringing in supplies to help the school and students.

South Africa

Le Amogetswe Safe Home


The Human Resources team helped paint and provided general maintenance work at Le Amogetswe Safe Home, a home for abandoned children based in Atteridgeville.

Clean-up Campaign


The Global Week of Caring ended with a company-wide initiative, with employees taking part in projects to improve the environment in and around the Ford Assembly Plant.

Malerato’s Hope Centre


Wellness Offices volunteers painted the HIV-AIDS center next to the FMCSA, the kitchen was repaired and painted and new fire extinguishers and first aid kits were donated.

Veeplaas Funduzufe Creche

Port Elizabeth

A project begun in 2010 by the Straundale Engine Plant Wellness team to repair the crèche mobile homes was completed over a two-day blitz build by Wellness team members.

Triomf Primary School

Port Elizabeth

Straundale Engine Plant HR, MP and L team employees provided after-school care for primary school children at a school needing extra help to closely supervise and keep the children safe after hours.

Gift of Givers

Port Elizabeth

A Sudan drought-relief fund was initiated at Straundale Engine Plant, the original goal being R50.00 per employee totaling R200,000. Silverton was then included and a challenge was issued to Ford plants globally. The team hopes to raise R50 million. Gift of Givers is managing the contributions.

Lovuyo School for Disabled

Port Elizabeth

Continuing their six-year involvement with this school, the SEP management team provided much-needed meals to the special needs students. In addition, a jungle gym was installed and special provisions were made to take the 42 students and their caregivers to the Addo Elephant Park.

Lapumilanga Wellness Orphan Centre

A project begun in 2010 to repair the Centre’s mobile homes was completed over a 3-day-long build by Wellness team members in Straundale.

Each One Reach One Food Collection Project

Port Elizabeth

Donations of non-perishable groceries were collected by Straundale Engine Plant and distributed to five needy families. The project is to continue with monthly collections and distribution of the food to shack dwellers within Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage areas.

SOS Children’s Village


Employees from Ford Credit assisted with gardening and general maintenance work at one of the homes housing 10 abandoned children at the SOS Children’s Villages in Mamelodi.

Horizon Care Centre


Employees treated the mentally and physically disabled children with a special outing to a bird and animal farm, which entertained and delighted the children.

Little Strivers Play School


The Product Development team supported the crèche with funding that provided new sliding doors and a crew to repaint the facility walls. Little Strivers is housed at the FMCSA sports club, which is based at the Ford Assembly Plant.

Dunduzela Home for Abandoned Children


Product Development employees added finishing touches to the ablution facilities built in 2010. The next day the children were treated to an outing at the Rietvleidam Nature Reserve and a barbeque at the end of the day.

Circle of Life


FMCSA employees painted the facility and repaired the kitchen, replaced outside taps and fire extinguishers, and distributed food packages to the children with HIV-AIDS, including some orphans.

Tateni Home Care Nursing Services


HIV-affected orphans, adults and vulnerable families were assisted by employees from Marketing & Sales. The dining area for drop-in children was cleaned and painted. Volunteers also visited families and distributed food packages.

Viva SA – Mamelodi


A daycare for underprivileged families, orphans and vulnerable children was repaired and painted by Marketing & Sales volunteers; vegetable garden beds were tended; and some work was done in the workshop that will become a bicycle factory.


Yongan Harbor coast

Nine hundred people on the Ford Lio Ho Motor Company volunteer team conducted a coastal clean-up. The coordinators first promoted awareness of coastal protection with a special program for employees, and then invited all employees and local governmental representatives and the entire community to join the effort.


District of USA River

The entire Arusha community, and USA River District orphans and low-income families were helped by Hughes Motors during their month-long project. A percentage of parts and service receipts funded a community day and a special football match.


Wat Chalermlap School

Chonburi Province

Ford Thailand employees renovated the school building, library, play ground and basketball court, donated equipment and hosted lunch and fun activities for the children.


Mukuvisi Woodlands Park


Duly Motors dealership employees repaired leaking ponds for the exotic and endangered birds and fish at this environment and animal conservation site.

Ford Motor Company has a long legacy of compassion. More than 100 years after the Company began, we continue to touch lives. 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 and Community Services is responsible for the Company’s philanthropy and volunteerism efforts. Made possible by contributions from Ford Motor Company, the organization makes donations to qualified U.S. not-for-profit organizations that promote community enrichment in the communities in which Ford does business. It supports organizations in three strategic areas: driver safety, education and community life.

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

In 2011, Ford contributed a total of nearly $30 million (slightly above 2010). Of that amount, $19.9 million was in the form of grants awarded by the 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 2011, some 25,000 Ford employees and retirees in 45 countries and 19 states provided more than 110,000 hours of work on more than 1,200 community service projects – the equivalent of $2.35 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, environmental care in operations and close involvement in the community. Ford and our dealers have supported the School Building Project in Mexico; this organization has built 212 schools in nearly every state in the country.

Beginning in 2011, we engaged Ford employee teams in India and China to identify urgent, unmet community needs in our plant communities in those countries. These teams have come up with specific strategies for addressing these community needs, and work will begin in early 2012 to implement the strategies. We expect to expand our engagement beyond the Asia Pacific and Africa region in future years, with the goal of creating a ONE Ford approach to corporate social responsibility in Ford communities around the globe.

In the U.K. in 2011, Ford announced a major new, £1 million university scholarship program in the technical and innovation fields, to mark 100 years of Ford’s commitment to the U.K. Called the Ford Blue Oval Scholarship Program, the program will provide 100 student scholarships (one for each year of the Company’s operation in the U.K.) of £10,000 per student over a three-year period at leading universities. Through this program, we aim to encourage a new generation of engineers, scientists and innovators.