Ford’s long-standing support of the African American community dates back to the early 1900s when it was the first automaker to pay employees of all races the same wage. Today, Ford Fund is building on that legacy by investing in organizations and initiatives that empower and positively impact the African American community.
Through partnerships and programs, Ford Fund celebrates the achievements of African Americans, including how they have shaped our country’s history, and are laying a foundation for its future.
Ford Fund provides a number of social mobility programs that help African Americans move up the ladder of success. These initiatives are focused on meeting basic needs, creating opportunities for economic growth and improving quality of life.