Ford Resource and Engagement Centers are Ford Fund innovation that brings nonprofit partners together in a collaborative environment to support surrounding communities. Over the last five years, Ford Fund has developed a global network of these facilities to strengthen communities and help make people’s lives better around the world. While each reflects the needs and culture of the community it serves, these client-directed centers provide a range of services in the following areas:

 

Basic needs

Services that stabilize communities and remove socioeconomic barriers, with efforts focused on safety, food and housing.

Economic growth

Services that accelerate and create socioeconomic growth opportunitiesin communities, with efforts focused on education, as well as, workforce and entrepreneurship training.

Quality of life

Services that contribute to the greater good of humankind in communities, with a focus on including arts and culture as well as, mentoring.

 

To learn about additional ways Ford Fund supports communities, click here.