The Terra Viva Grants Directory develops and manages information about grants for agriculture, energy, environment, and natural resources in the world's developing countries.

Ford Motor Company

FordMotorGrants for projects in conservation and environment

Principal Office: USA


The Ford Motor Company is among the world’s largest makers of automobiles and other motor vehicles.

The company’s program of Conservation and Environment Grants began in 1983. Administration of the grants is decentralized by Ford’s regions and countries.

Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources

Conservation and Environment. Varying by world regions and years, Ford Motor Company offers grants in conservation and environment that may include the following topics:

  • Conservation of the natural environment;
  • Climate change and energy efficiency;
  • Environmental education; and
  • Conservation engineering.

Grants usually are open to grassroots NGOs and other small nonprofit groups and institutions, and sometimes also to individuals.

Most grants are less than US$20 thousand.

APPLICATION: Ford Motor Company’s participating regions/countries manage the Conservation and Environment Grants on an annual cycle. The dates of this cycle vary by region/country, as do the themes and eligibility criteria.

Some of the larger participating programs (e.g., China; Asia-Pacific; and Middle East) announce calls for applications on Ford’s websites in these countries/regions. The local websites post application forms, guidelines, and calendar deadlines.

Note: Grant seekers can also use internet searching to combine key terms such as Ford Motor Company, Conservation and Environment Grants, and the name of the country/region.

Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries

Applying the geographical framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory, Ford’s grants for Conservation and Environment are made in the following regions.

Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands

East Asia

South Asia

Middle East and North Africa

Latin America and Caribbean

Note: The participating regions/countries may vary from one year to another, and grant seekers need to update themselves on this.


Ford Motor Company’s main website is available in English. Most of the company’s global websites are available in local languages.

Some of Ford’s regional and country offices publish press releases to announce the launch of the annual grants cycle, and sometimes also to announce grant winners after the cycle closes.

Last Profile Review

December 2017