Ford Invests $1 Million in NoCal Education, Disaster Relief
Ford has announced that it’s kicking off a new philanthropic initiative in Northern California, a major aspect of which will result in $1 million worth of investments in middle school education, disaster relief, and driving safety.
Among the programs Ford will be funding in Northern California is the San Jose leg of its Driving Dreams Tour, which focuses on providing high school youth with support in their quest to ascend to university through grants, scholarships, and an essay contest.
Ford will also partner with Boys and Girls clubs in Northern California to help as many as 6,000 middle school students prepare for high school and beyond. Additionally, it will invest in the United Way of the Bay Area’s Community Schools initiative, which helps provide students with health care, food pantries, and after-school programs by using schools’ ready-made facilities.
“Ford is committed to making people’s lives better in our communities and it starts with educating our young people,” said Jim Vella, president, Ford Motor Company Fund and Community Services, the charitable arm of Ford Motor Company. “By working jointly with our local dealers and nonprofits, we are better able to meet the needs of people in Northern California and provide assistance where it can have the most impact and help more people.”
Ford will also donate a Transit Van to the American Red Cross for emergency response activities. Ford donated another five Transit vans to five different ARC chapters earlier this month.