The Ford Fund

We work with our partners to find innovative solutions to community concerns using a coordinated, strategic approach.


Since we began our operations in 1949, we have invested nearly $1.5 billion in civic organizations around the world to help drive a brighter future. We focus our efforts on three key areas:

Community Life

Community Life programs range from hunger relief to health care to support of cultural activities.  Many of these programs are done in partnership with local Ford dealers using an innovative approach we call Operation Better World.

We also invest about one third of our funds in support of education, including scholarships that help deserving students attain higher education and programs that help schools offer students new approaches to learning.

Our international, award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life program is the cornerstone of our safety efforts.


2017 Ford Motor Company and Ford Fund Contributions

2017 Ford Motor Company Fund Annual Report

2017 Ford Motor Company Fund Annual Report

Ford Fund is working to improve people’s lives, advance social mobility and provide access to basic needs, such as food, shelter and clean water. We are moving beyond traditional grant making to create transformational programs that are sustainable and scalable, and replicating our proven models around the world to help people lift their economic status and quality of life. Learn more about the innovative ways Ford Fund is connecting communities to a more prosperous future.

2017/18 Sustainability Report

2017/18 Sustainability Report

We believe that freedom of movement drives human progress, which is why we aspire to be the world’s most trusted company, designing smart vehicles for a smart world.