Ford’s motto is, “Go Further,” but that doesn’t just apply to its cars. It also applies to its charitable efforts, and in July, Ford went further than ever before by donating $400,000 in grants and scholarships to high schools within the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC). Ford’s able to fund its charitable donations due to the support and sales throughout dealers from West Valley City, Utah to the other side of the world.
“Education has long been a priority for Ford, and we are committed to helping our youth acquire the tools they need for future success,” Joe Avila, the community outreach manager for the Ford Motor Company, said.
The $400,000 worth of grants and scholarships will go to eight cities with LULAC councils throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. LULAC provides education, health and employment opportunities for Hispanics in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. LULAC councils that have received money from Ford dealers will disperse the money to Hispanic students who are at risk of dropping out of high school due to economic, personal or health reasons.
Provo, Utah was a recipient of donations from Ford last year through LULAC. In order to continue their success of helping Hispanic children, the Utah city will receive another $10,000 from Ford this year.
Ford makes an admirable effort to donate to charities and to develop foundations and programs. It’s nice to know that the next time you’re buying a car from any of the many Ford dealers, you’ll come away with a great car and an even greater feeling of helping those who need it the most.
From making cars to giving to charity, “Go Further” is more than just a catchy slogan for Ford. It’s a philosophy that the company adheres to, and it’s why Ford is not only one of the best car companies in the world, but also one of the most charitable.