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Cultivating a Culture of Belonging

We are family. We celebrate our differences. We all belong.

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Ford Fund

Since 1949, the Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund) has partnered with nonprofit organizations and Ford dealers, providing opportunities and resources in programs that support education, promote safe driving, enrich community life and encourage employee volunteering.

Employee Resource Groups

Ford has demonstrated a commitment to Diversity and Inclusion by endorsing and leveraging the power of our Employee Resource Groups, various organizations of employees who share similar characteristics or life experiences and desire to use those similarities to create cross-functional workplace connections, provide professional development and advance business imperatives.

Ford Interfaith Network

Ford Interfaith Network (FIN)

MENA Ford Employee Resource Group

MENA–Middle East and North Africa Association

Ford Asian Indian Association

Ford Asian Indian Association (FAIA)


Ford Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender Employees (GLOBE)

Ford Veterans Network Group

Ford Veterans Network Group (VET NG)

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Women of Ford

Ford Employees African Ancestry Network

Ford-employees African-Ancestry Network (FAAN)

Ford Empowering Diverse Abilities

Ford Empowering Diverse Abilities (FEDA)


NextGen–Ford Next Generation Employees Network

Ford Hispanic Network

Ford Hispanic Network (FHN)

Ford Chinese Association

Ford Chinese Association


Dealer Diversity

Diversity and Inclusiveness is part of Ford’s DNA, and growing a strong minority presence in our dealerships remains a key focus. At year-end 2018, Ford had 168 minority-owned dealerships, which represents 5 percent of our 3,201 U.S. Ford and Lincoln dealerships. We continue to work with our Ford Minority Dealers Association to sustain and strengthen our current minority dealer portfolio with dedicated resources to increase profitability. Together, we are directing efforts toward growing the minority ranks of dealership management and employment to better reflect the community and to facilitate a greater number of future minority dealer principals.


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Supplier Diversity Development

Guiding Principles

  • To deliver extraordinary support and assistance to certified minority, women and veteran-owned businesses, LGBT and disabled business owners and small businesses that have been historically, socially and economically disadvantaged.
  • To create business opportunities and initiatives that enable diverse suppliers to grow into profitable and sustainable enterprises.
  • To ensure Ford’s supply base reflects the company’s workforce and customer base.

When Ford Motor Company’s Supplier Diversity Development program launched in 1968, it was one of the first programs of its kind in the United States. Ford recognized that it had a social responsibility to provide business opportunities to diverse communities that had been historically, socially and economically disadvantaged.

In 1978, at the direction of Henry Ford II, the program identified high-potential minority entrepreneurs and assisted them in growing their companies to competitive positions in the automotive industry. Having achieved success in the minority business community, Ford expanded its program in 1995 to include women-owned businesses and encouraged their growth. In 2013, Ford added veteran-owned businesses to its diversity program. Since launch of the program, Ford has spent more than $120 billion with diverse suppliers.