Masked Ford Volunteers transporting cardboard boxes full of food

Ford Resource and Engagement Centers

Ford Resource and Engagement Centers are a Ford Fund innovation that bring nonprofits, residents and leaders together to support their neighborhoods. Since 2013, we have developed a global network of these facilities – each one unique in how it reflects the needs and culture of the community it serves.


At our community centers in Southwest Detroit and on the east side of the city, we partner with nonprofits to deliver food and provide legal services, educational opportunities and youth programming for residents.

15491 Maddelein
Detroit, MI 48205
(313) 733-1240

2826 Bagley St.
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-4888

International Resource Centers

Bangkok, Thailand

Located in the city’s historic Pom Prap Sattru Phai district, our Bangkok center is a hub for some of Thailand’s most innovative and environmentally conscious nongovernmental organizations and social enterprises. Designed to be a shared public space for the neighborhood to enjoy, the center runs programs focused on food delivery, environmental conservation, art and technology.

154 Nakhon Sawan Rd,
Wat Sommanat,
Pom Prap Sattru Phai,
Bangkok 10100, Thailand

Craiova, Romania

Our Craiova resource center delivers programming for students and recent graduates of the University of Craiova, and serves as an incubator space for young people to create innovative solutions for job growth and economic opportunity. The center is a collaboration between Ford Fund and our international grantmaking partner GlobalGiving, as well as local nonprofit Asociatia Pentry Educatie SV Oltenia (EDUCOL) and Craiova City Hall.
154A Calea Bucureşti Street
Craiova, Romania

Pretoria, South Africa

Located near Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant, our Pretoria resource center provides residents from the nearby Mamelodi community with skills development and job training. The center operates in collaboration with two local nonprofit organizations, Future Families, which provides care and support to vulnerable children and their families, and Harambee, which focuses on youth unemployment and connects employers with job seekers.