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Ford’s Global Caring Month Returns: Employees Volunteer at Matthew’s Hope to Create Lasting Impact


● Ford is empowering 85 community organizations across 31 countries with $830,000 in grants during Global Caring Month, the company’s annual community service initiative. This event is held every September, igniting the spirit of volunteerism among Ford employees, and inspiring them to support local community service projects.

● Championed by Ford employees from all around the globe, organizations that focus on education, equity, economic and community development, health, and basic needs programs, will receive funding to propel their causes.

● Matthew’s Hope has been awarded $7500 in funding. With the support of Ford employees, Matthew’s Hope continues to help connect homeless guests with various resources, and services of need and facilitate opportunities for those desiring to move forward toward a life of independence and self-sustainability.


Orlando, Florida, Sept. 15, 2023 – Ford employees across the United States participated in Global Caring Month, the company’s month-long community service initiative held every September.

The Orlando based Ford Team rallied together in partnership with Matthew’s Hope to procure and assemble the essentials for Matthew’s Hope. The activity focused on hygiene and meal kit preparation that will be supplied through the Orange County and Brevard County communities.

In preparation for Global Caring Month which takes place in September, Ford employees design, plan and coordinate community service projects that reflect the needs of the communities in which they live. Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, provides grants to employee-identified participating nonprofit organizations to support the purchase of tools and supplies needed to complete the project. Past projects have included building homes or renovating schools, cleaning up parks, installing clean water systems, distributing fresh food and more. This year, Ford awarded more than $830,000USD to 85 employee-nominated nonprofits and non-governmental organizations in 31 countries worldwide through the annual initiative.

“Ford’s Global Caring Month provides employees meaningful ways to help strengthen communities and make a difference in people’s lives,” said Lindsey Sbarra, Ford Motor Company. Ford values the partnerships with all our community partners around the world. It is one of the bright spots in our employee’s journey to roll up our sleeves and dedicate time and effort to our communities.

“Matthew’s Hope would like to thank the Ford Employees for their donation of both time and money. It truly was an honor to be selected. We will be using the grant to help fill our Food Pantries. The Food Pantry at Matthew’s Hope provides our homeless guests basic food needs every Tuesday and Thursday” stated Scott Billue, Founder & CEO Matthew’s Hope Ministries.


Global Caring Month is a signature program of the Ford Volunteer Corps. Managed by Ford Fund, Ford Volunteer Corps is a global network of thousands of Ford employees and retirees who have logged over 1.7million volunteer hours across six continents since 2005.


About Matthew’s Hope Ministries


Matthew's Hope is a fully independent, faith-based, 501(c)3 non-profit homeless outreach,

funded and supported by our community. The Volunteers, Community Partners, and staff members of Matthew’s Hope Ministries help connect guests with various resources, and services of need and facilitate opportunities for those desiring to move forward toward a life of independence and self-sustainability. The ministry believes in offering a hand up, not just a handout. Help Us, Help Them, Help Themselves!


For more information, visit www.matthewshopeministries.org. Follow @Matthewshopeministries on Facebook and @matthewshope_wg on Instagram


About Ford Motor Company Fund

As the automaker's philanthropic arm, Ford Motor Company Fund has been supporting local communities for more than 70 years. Working with nonprofit organizations, community partners and across the Ford network in the U.S. and around the world, Ford Fund provides resources and opportunities that advance equity and empower people to reach their highest potential. Since 1949, Ford and Ford Fund have invested over $2.2 billion in initiatives to meet basic needs, provide access to essential services, offer tools to build new skill sets, and open pathways to high quality jobs. Ford Fund’s international community investments are managed and administered by GlobalGiving – the automaker’s longtime disaster relief and global grant-making partner. For more information, visit www.fordfund.org or join us at @FordFund on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, that is committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for and deepen the loyalty of those customers. Ford develops and delivers innovative, must-have Ford trucks, sport utility vehicles, commercial vans and cars and Lincoln luxury vehicles, as well as connected services. Additionally, Ford is establishing leadership positions in mobility solutions, including self-driving technology, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford employs about 182,000 people worldwide. More information about the company, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company is available at corporate.ford.com.

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