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Ford Fund Promotes Social Responsibility Projects in Brazil

Apr-09-2015 10:00 AM ET

​Ford Motor Company Fund representatives visited social projects in Camaçari and Sao Bernardo do Campo, bringing smiles to thousands of local children.

Ford Employees Mobilize For the 9th Global Week of Caring in South America

Sep-16-2014 3:00 AM ET

​SÃO BERNARDO, Brazil - From September 6 to 14, Ford employees in Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela supported Ford Global Week of Caring through various activities. ​

Ford volunteers go to work for the environment on a Ford Accelerated Action Day

Jun-05-2014 10:00 AM ET

​It’s World Environment Day and the Ford Volunteer Corps has fanned out across southeast Michigan to work on community environmental projects.

Ford promotes workshop for young people from Camaçari in partnership with Projeto Axé

May-27-2014 2:00 PM ET

​CAMAÇARI, Brazil - Ford, in partnership with Projeto Axé, promotes, this week and in the next, workshops for customization for students of 11 public schools in Camaçari.  This initiative is part of a global program called "Operação Mundo Melhor” (Operation Better World), intended to be a strategic social approach, identifying and including communities in which Ford operates. Ford Fund works through partnership with NGOs in four key areas: education, safety, needs of the community and sustainability. The Fund also ensures that these programs for meeting the needs of local communities are aligned with the Ford's business plan. This contributes for a measurable impact and, if possible, able to be replicated to other markets. 

Jim Vella Visits Social Projects Supported by Ford in Brazil

Mar-28-2014 12:00 PM ET

​SÃO BERNARDO, Brazil - Jim Vella, president of Ford Fund and Community Services, visited Ford's operation sites in Brazil to set an important social partnership between Ford and the NGO Projeto Axé, dedicated to protect the rights of children, adolescents and young people in situations of social vulnerability. 

Make a Difference: Diapers and Formula Needed in Southeast Michigan!

Mar-10-2014 7:45 AM ET

​DEARBORN - Go Further and help children in need by donating diapers and formula at a number of Ford locations in the Dearborn area. 

The Ford Volunteer Corps Needs You to Go Further on the Upcoming Accelerated Action Day

Feb-27-2014 7:45 AM ET

​DEARBORN - Openings are NOW available through The Ford Volunteer Corps to participate in next Ford Accelerated Action Day in southeast Michigan on March 13.

Brand New Panda Van Rolls In

Feb-24-2014 8:30 AM ET

​WASHINGTON, D.C. - On Friday, Feb. 21, Ford Group Vice President of Government and Community Relations Ziad Ojakli turned over the keys to a new Ford Transit Connect Van to the Smithsonian's National Zoo. The van, covered with images of the new giant panda cub Bao Bao, will enable the Zoo's park management team to conduct essential business all over the 163 acre property. Ojakli also serves on the advisory board of the Smithsonian's National Zoo.

Ford Fund Celebrates Innovation as Part of Henry Ford’s Legacy; Elena Ford Awards Inventors with Special Prizes

Jul-29-2013 6:00 AM ET

​DEARBORN – Two days before the 150th birthday of Henry Ford, Henry Ford Maker Challenge is encouraging inventors young and old to test their mettle in a special competition named after one of the most influential innovators of the 20th century.

Ford Fund Asks for Your Help to Honor America’s Heroes

Jun-20-2013 6:15 AM ET

​DEARBORN - Independence Day is coming and Americans will celebrate their freedom with parades, cookouts and fireworks displays such as the Ford Fireworks presented by Target in Detroit. Ford Motor Company Fund also will Go Further with a community campaign to honor military veterans and help the families of those who were killed or severely wounded in the line of duty.

Ford Fund President Builds on Legacy of Philanthropy to Lead Global Transformation

Jun-20-2013 12:30 AM ET

SHANGHAI, China — Jim Vella has a lot on his hands. As the man in charge of all philanthropic and community service-related activities for Ford Motor Company, Vella is overseeing an expansion of community programs at a rate that rivals the development of Ford’s global product strategy.

Ford Motor Company Fund Opens New Center in Southwest Detroit, Creates Unique Community Hub in Key Neighborhood

Jun-07-2013 4:00 PM ET

​DETROIT – Ford Motor Company Fund today opened a new community center – the Ford Resource and Engagement Center – in southwest Detroit to strengthen a key city neighborhood and offer diverse cultural and community programs provided by nonprofits with the support of the Fund. 

Ford Motor Company Fund Donates $1 Million to College for Creative Studies

Apr-26-2013 8:00 AM ET

​DETROIT – The College for Creative Studies (CCS) announced today that Ford Motor Company Fund will donate $1 million over five years, strengthening its commitment to one of the world’s leading art and design colleges and providing educational opportunities to Detroit youth.

Ford Celebrates Innovation with Major Donation to Smithsonian Spark!Lab Program in Honor of 150th Anniversary of Birth of Its Founder

Jan-31-2013 10:30 AM ET

​WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ford Motor Company Fund today announced a $500,000 contribution to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History and its Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation. The funds will be used to support and expand the Spark!Lab program challenging kids to create, collaborate and invent. The donation is part of Ford’s ongoing commitment to innovation and honors the legacy of founder Henry Ford; the anniversary of the company founder’s 150th birthday occurs this year on July 30.

Ford Motor Company Provides $50,000 for Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Oct-31-2012 12:20 PM ET

​DEARBORN – Ford employees and Ford Motor Company Fund are donating $50,000 to the American Red Cross and its chapters to assist with disaster relief in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.