Capital Grant Program

Ford Motor Company Fund

Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Anticipated deadline: Apr 6, 2019 2:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Capital Project

Location of project: Counties in California: Contra Costa County, Los Angeles County, Santa Clara County, Counties in Georgia: DeKalb County, Fulton County Expand all

Location of residency: United States

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For more than a century Ford has been committed to improving the world. Through volunteering and charitable giving, we provide support that strengthens the global community.

Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund) is a not-for-profit corporation organized in 1949. Made possible by Ford Motor Company profits, Ford Motor Company Fund supports initiatives and institutions that enhance and improve opportunities for those who live in the communities where Ford Motor Company operates.

Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services builds on our heritage of improving people’s lives and making the world a better place. We work with our partners to find innovative solutions to community concerns using a coordinated, strategic approach. Our efforts are concentrated on three key areas: community life, education and safety.

Community Life

Community Life programs range from hunger relief to health care to support of cultural activities. Many of these programs are done in partnership with local Ford dealers using an innovative approach we call Operation Better World.


We also invest about one third of our funds in support of education, including scholarships that help deserving students attain higher education and programs that help schools offer students new approaches to learning.


Our international, award-winning Ford Driving Skills for Life program is the cornerstone of our safety efforts.

Capital Grant Program

Capital Grant Program requests will only be considered to support the existing priorities of the Fund: education, automotive safety, community needs and the arts. 

For the purposes of this program, we define capital as a:

  • physical infrastructure;
  • construction of new and/or renovated space; and
  • related equipment purchases. 

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Ford Motor Company Fund (Ford Fund) supports not-for-profit organizations in three major areas:
    • Education;
    • Auto-Related Safety Education; and
    • Community Development.
  • Any U.S. certified 501(c)3 can submit an application for the Capital Grant Program.
  • Since by nature capital projects tend to extend over a period of time, grantees may apply for an additional grant in subsequent years.
  • An organization can submit a Capital Grant Program application for more than one project.
    • Please include a description for each of your project needs in the application.


  • It is preferred that only organizations with a previous relationship with Ford Motor Company Fund apply for a capital grant.


  • Ford Fund does not support:
    • Advocacy-directed programs
    • Animal-rights organizations
    • Beauty or talent contests
    • General operating support
    • Debt reduction
    • Donation of vehicles
    • Efforts to influence legislation, or the outcome of any elections or any specific election of candidates to public office or to carry on any voter registration drive
    • Endowments
    • Fraternal organizations
    • General operating support to hospitals and health care institutions
    • Individual sponsorship related to fundraising activities
    • Individuals
    • Labor groups
    • Loans for small businesses
    • Loans to program-related investments
    • Organizations that do not have 501(c)(3) status
    • Political contributions
    • Private K-12 schools
    • Profit-making enterprises
    • Religious programs or sectarian programs for religious purposes
    • Species-specific organizations
    • Sports teams
  • We will not consider endowment funding as a part of this program.
  • Vehicle purchases will also not be considered.
  • Multiple year commitments will not be made at this time.
  • We do not support organizations that unlawfully discriminate in their provision of goods and services based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ethnicity, sexual orientation, national origin, physical challenge, age, or status as a protected veteran.

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