Ford Philanthropy: A New Name, For a New Era 

Apr 29, 2024

Ford’s global philanthropy has a long legacy of partnering with communities to move people forward and upward. Today, in addition to releasing our 2023 Impact Report, we are also excited to announce that “Ford Fund” is now “Ford Philanthropy.”  

While we’ve been known as Ford Motor Company Fund since our founding in 1949, the name’s focus on “funding” provided a limited scope of what we do collaboratively with our nonprofit partners, employees and dealers to build equity and drive progress in Ford communities across the globe. This work includes everything from connecting families with fresh food, helping communities rebuild after disasters, training students for jobs in auto tech, and more.

As we celebrate our 75th Anniversary this year, Ford Philanthropy not only represents the evolution from where we’ve been to where we are now, but also better reflects our vision for the future – one that’s deeply invested in the communities where we have roots and all about making the world a better place.

We invite you to check out our new website – – as well as our Ford Philanthropy Impact Report, which highlights so many inspiring examples of how we are changing people’s lives in communities around the world. I hope these stories make you as proud of all the things we’ve accomplished, working side by side with our community partners, as they make me. And I really want to emphasize that our “we” includes YOU.

We couldn’t do what we do every day without our employee volunteers, so please join us! You’ll find everything you need to know about the work we’re doing and how to sign up to volunteer on our website. There is still time to apply for a grant for a Global Caring Month volunteer project in partnership with your favorite nonprofit this September.

Here’s to another 75 years of moving people forward and upward.

Mary Culler
President, Ford Philanthropy

Explore our updated website to learn more about our rebranding journey and continued commitment to Ford communities worldwide.