More than $20,000 in scholarships and prizes were awarded to Michigan students May 23 at the annual Ford Freedom Award Scholar’s Experience, which celebrates young people who find new and creative ways to promote diversity.
In its third consecutive year, Ford Motor Company Fund collaborates to match every dollar invested by the North Texas Ford dealers to award $440,000 in Ford Driving Dreams scholarships to 220 senior high school students. North Texas Ford dealers and Ford Fund have contributed more than $3 million and impacted close to 35,000 students since the collaboration began in 2015.
Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, will celebrate the positive contributions of African Americans in arts and culture at the 19th annual Ford Freedom Award program.
Ford Motor Company Fund and NBC’s GIVE program joined forces to assist two small non-profits that are having a big impact helping African-Americans, Latinos and women develop their technical skills, while opening pathways to career opportunities in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math).
Closing out six months of collaboration with the Detroit community, the winners of Ford Motor Company’s Go Detroit Challenge were announced today. The winners – who will share $60,000 in prizes – identified and created innovative solutions to mobility challenges faced by Detroiters.
With the U.S. Bureau of Statistics projecting jobs in science, technology, engineering and math fields will grow to more than 9 million by 2022, Ford is joining with Kode With Klossy to expand offerings of its free, two-week summer coding camps for girls.
With its focus on being a good corporate citizen, Ford Motor Company has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the eighth straight year – the longest streak for any auto manufacturer.
Ford Next Generation Learning (NGL) has teamed up with the Ford STEAM program to award $50,000 in grants to creative high school students who are using their STEAM skills to advance sustainable communities and make people’s lives better.
The last 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor fetched $157,000 – with an additional $50,000 anonymous donation – at the 46th annual Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Auction, with all proceeds from the sale benefiting JDRF, the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes research.
Ford Motor Company is pulling together African American leaders from across the United States to make this year’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day a day of action for advancing the narrative of black men and creating positive social change.
Ford worked with the National FFA Organization and Discovery Education to give over 54,000 students around the United States an inside look at how the company is designing and engineering today’s trucks to meet the needs of tomorrow’s farmers, agricultural innovators and leaders.
Ford Motor Company has once again earned 100 percent – the highest possible score – on this year’s Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT equality in the workplace.
Ford F-Series, the Official Truck of the National Football League and best-selling truck in America for 39 consecutive years, teamed up with Fox Sports, the Dallas Cowboys and actor Denis Leary for a Thanksgiving Day surprise makeover of Dallas Fire Station 43.
Four architectural students from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, Texas, won top honors at the 2016 Ford Historically Black Colleges and Universities Community Challenge with a software app that enables homeowners to monitor water and energy use in real-time.
Ford Motor Company will be the driving force behind America’s Thanksgiving Parade® with an exciting new float called Mobility One and more than 40 F-Series trucks, Mustangs and Explorers leading the festivities through downtown Detroit.
Today, Ford Motor Company Fund will launch its signature program, Ford Driving Dreams Tour, for the first time in Puerto Rico. The Ford Driving Dreams Tour is designed to provide educational resources and scholarships to motivate and help students graduate on time and pursue college. Ford Fund’s efforts in Puerto Rico are part of a long-term investment of $100,000 for educational resources.
Ford Motor Company Fund is boosting its investment in the future of Detroit with expansion of an innovative community center that will bring $5 million in services to thousands of students and residents on the city’s east side.
Ford Motor Company Fund is bringing the Ford Driving Dreams initiative to students in the Detroit area. Ford Fund, in collaboration with First Book, is donating 10,000 new books to kindergarten through elementary school students and will celebrate today with a reading party at the Ford Research and Engagement Center (FREC) for 65 third graders from Amelia Earhart Elementary School. Former professional boxer Oscar De La Hoya will read to the students along with Ford representatives.
Looking to strengthen minority-owned businesses, Ford and the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (MMSDC) are launching a new corporate mentorship program to help boost minority-owned business economic output.
The Ford Drive 4 UR School program was developed in 2007 to help Ford dealers showcase their vehicles while raising money for schools by hosting a one-day test-drive event. Ford donates $20, up to $6,000 for each test-drive.
Ford Motor Company is collaborating with four Girl Scouts Councils – Tropical Florida, Southeastern Michigan, Northeast Texas and Northern New Jersey – on a program that offers avenues for elementary school students to explore STEAM-related fields in science, technology, engineering, arts and math.
Ford Motor Company is making a major investment in Cass Community Social Services’ tiny homes project, an innovative Detroit neighborhood revitalization plan aimed at providing affordable housing for low-and-moderate income residents.
For months, college engineering students with a passion for motorsports breathe, eat and live race car aerodynamics – tuning, testing and tweaking their cars to ensure their team has the lightest, fastest machine on the track.
– Ford Motor Company kicks off Global Caring Month in September with a transformational undertaking by the Ford Volunteer Corps — the Thailand Clean Water Community Project, winner of a $200,000 grant from the Bill Ford Better World Challenge.
The one-of-a-kind, aviation-inspired Ford “Ole Yeller” Mustang developed by the design and engineering teams at Ford Motor Company sold for $295,000 at the recent Gather of Eagles charity event last week. The auction was held during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celbration. Hank Menke, president and CEO of OFS Brands in Huntingburg, Indiana was the winning bidder.
Ford Motor Company, which helps more than 700,000 disabled American military veterans access health care each year, is donating eight Ford Flex utility vehicles to the DAV, providing even more mobility support for disabled military veterans.
In its ongoing efforts to support the fight against breast cancer, Ford Warriors in Pink recently commissioned a series of surveys seeking to identify the top concerns and day-to-day challenges of patients in treatment, as well as to examine the state of awareness of the disease among American adults today. The study was conducted as part of the Warriors in Pink More Good Days initiative.
Ford Motor Company returns as exclusive automotive sponsor of the 2016 ESSENCE Festival®, which kicks off today. For the eighth consecutive year, Ford is giving attendees the opportunity to get up close and personal with its latest lineup of vehicles including the 2017 Ford Fusion and all-new Ford GT supercar.
Ford Motor Company will celebrate American freedom with new activities and unique experiences for the people of Detroit and southeast Michigan during the annual Ford Fireworks on Monday, June 27, along the downtown riverfront.
Ford Motor Company leaders joined with Steve Harvey in Atlanta this past weekend for the radio personality’s annual mentoring program. Steve Harvey Mentoring Weekend for Young Men is dedicated to sharing and teaching the principles of manhood to young African American men.
Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center announced today the launch of “Trading One Uniform For Another”, a nationwide program developed in collaboration with Disabled American Veterans (DAV) that will award scholarships to U.S. military veterans towards a certification in automotive maintenance and repair.
Ford Motor Company today announces it is collaborating with Autism Alliance of Michigan on a pilot program that aims to provide individuals who have autism with an opportunity to gain work experience with the company in an on-the-job training program funded by the alliance.