Ford Motor Company is an American, multinational automaker headquartered in Dearborn, Michigan. With 65 plants worldwide, that specializes in designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing, and servicing its products, which include trucks, SUVs, and electrical cars, as well as vehicles under the Lincoln Motor Company brand.
The Ford Motor Company Fund, the company’s philanthropic wing, is an integral part of Ford’s efforts to have a positive impact on the global community. Since 1949, the Fund has granted almost $2 billion to projects around the world, focused primarily on community life, education, and safety. It supports a diverse range of causes across those categories, from hunger relief and health care, to driver safety, cultural enrichment, and education.
Ford also launched and continues to support a number of its own education programs, like Ford STEM Community Challenge, and the Ford Driving Dreams Tour, which “promotes on-time high school graduation and college enrollment among Latino youth.”
Ford has a longstanding relationship with HSF, championing top Latino students across the country, through its funding of HSF scholarships and programs. The company has supported HSF’s scholarship programs, the 2019 STEM Summit, and the Alumni Hall of Fame Awards. The HSF STEM Summit is an annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math conference that gives the best and brightest HSF Scholars with an interest in one or more STEM fields, an inside track to career success, through a combination of mentoring, professional insights, and career guidance.