Ford Community Corps

Ford Community Corps Application

The Ford Community Corps program connects college and university students from a network of schools across Southeast Michigan with nonprofit organizations. By partnering with innovative, passionate students and future leaders, nonprofits receive assistance developing solutions and new ideas that help the organization.

We are excited about your interest in Ford Community Corps and believe that together, we can make our community stronger and provide a lasting impact for generations to come.


  1. Nonprofits complete the proposal form describing a project that will incorporate practical skills and an environment of learning for potential students or class paired with the project.
  2. Ford Fund shares approved nonprofit projects with participating colleges and universities in Southeast Michigan.
  3. Schools identify projects of interest and work directly with the nonprofit to modify, finalize, and submit the project proposal.
  4. Ford Fund approves final project submissions and distributes grant funding to the participating universities.
Apply for Ford Community Corps Nonprofit application

Winter & Spring/Summer 2022

Sept. 3, 2021
Nonprofit proposals due to Ford Fund

Sept. 14, 2021
Ford Fund notifies nonprofits if their project has been selected to participate in 2021/2022 program

Sept. 17, 2021
Nonprofit projects posted online for university collaboration

Sept. 29, 2021
Deadline for universities to submit final project proposal to Ford Fund

Oct. 1, 2021
Universities will receive project approval status from Ford Fund