Ford’s big on philanthropy and that’s never been more clear. This week, it was announced that as part of its Celebrating Culture and Community Grants Program, the Big Blue Oval company has awarded $250,000 this year alone to bolster nonprofit projects in the neighborhoods that surround Michigan Central Station. Specifically, the grants are part of Ford’s renovation of the 105-year-old Michigan Central Station train depot, which itself will act as a mobility and innovation hub in the city. All told, the company will invest $2 million total over the next four years to support nonprofit projects to benefit community residents.
“We want to thank everyone who submitted creative and thoughtful ideas for celebrating the vibrant culture of our neighborhoods,” said Pamela Alexander, director, Community Development, Ford Motor Company Fund. “With help from the community, we determined these four proposals represent a diversity of talent and topics. We look forward to seeing the positive impact they will have in the neighborhoods surrounding Michigan Central Station for years to come.”
Click here to see the full list of grant recipients in this round. Each recipient is expected to finish their project in 2020; the train station is slated to be fully renovated by 2022.