Ford Motor Company Fund Announces Donation Match, New Virtual Opportunities for Employees to Help Fight COVID-19

DEARBORN – Ford Motor Company Fund today announced two new and unique opportunities for Ford employees around the world who are eager to give back while honoring stay-at-home recommendations.

The COVID-19 Donation Match program is a combined effort between Ford Fund and Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman Bill Ford that will match $500,000 in donations to designated community organizations in the fight against COVID-19, raising a potential $1 million for groups battling the pandemic across the globe. Ford Fund is also launching a new “Read and Record” virtual volunteering project to create an online library of Ford employees reading children’s books for the 1.3 billion children and youth affected by school closings around the world.

“During trying times, Ford employees are used to being the boots on the ground – getting out, signing up and pitching in to help make a difference,” said Mary Culler, president, Ford Motor Company Fund. “Even now, while many are sheltering in place at home, our employees are looking for ways to help. These two new programs offer meaningful ways for employees to give back and join in the fight against COVID-19.”

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Ford Motor Company Fund’s new COVID-19 Donation Match program gives employees and others the opportunity to support nonprofits and community groups in more than 20 countries as they cope with coronavirus-related issues

Ford Fund’s new “Read and Record” virtual volunteering project invites Ford employees around the world to record and submit videos reading a children’s book in their own language; Ford Fund website outlines volunteer opportunities and provides free online activities for people at home during the pandemic

Donation match and virtual opportunities are part of a comprehensive Ford Fund effort to help meet urgent needs in local communities throughout Southeast Michigan, across the United States and around the world

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