celebrate our community

Ford’s community engagement has a legacy of celebrating the achievements of the African American community.

Since it was founded, over a century ago, Ford's commitment to communities and people has not wavered, including during the difficult years when the country was in a major recession. Ford Motor Company's support of the African American community dates back to the early 20th century when Ford Motor Company was the largest employer of African Americans in the auto industry. Through investments such as our $2 million grant to help build and establish the National Monument to Dr. King or our Ford Freedom programs celebrating well known and unsung heroes and heroines in the African American community, Ford is making a difference.

It continues today as Ford proudly supports initiatives, programs, and organizations that build, empower and positively impact communities.


Our Partners and Programs Include:

social mobility

The situation in which a child is born should not determine their potential for future success. However, the unfortunate reality is that a person born in the lowest quintile economically in the U.S. has less than a 5% chance of making it to the top quintile during their lifetime. In addition, 70% of people born in the bottom fifth will remain in the lower half economically. Ford Fund's community development programs are based on creating and investing in innovative programs that change this equation. Our social mobility programs and initiatives focus on providing a range of services that address basic needs, economic growth and quality of life and allow people to move up the ladder of success.


Ford is committed to investing and promoting programs that drive safe, smart mobility throughout the U.S. and the world. Our initiatives include our award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life Program as well as creative mobility solutions that solve community needs such as disaster relief.