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.