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West Tennessee Capital Grants Program

blue oval city and ford fund motor company logosFord Motor Company Fund is accepting applications for a new $1 million Capital Grants program to strengthen and improve local communities’ infrastructure in West Tennessee, home to BlueOval City.

The $1 million in Capital Grants are available for nonprofits, municipalities and other community-focused organizations in West Tennessee, located in the following counties surrounding Ford’s manufacturing mega campus: Haywood, Fayette, Tipton, Lauderdale, Shelby and Madison.

The grants are intended to enable capital improvements in the region, including physical infrastructure like playgrounds and construction of new or renovated spaces like community centers. The awarded grants will range between $25,000 - $100,000.

Nonprofit Applicants

If you are a nonprofit organization, click here to apply for funding.

Municipalities & Other Applicants

For municipalities and other organizations that are not tax-exempt, please email United Way of West Tennessee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include “Ford Fund Capital Grant” in the subject line when sending an email about applying.
Applications are due by 5 p.m. CT on Friday, February 3, 2023, and applicants will be notified of the results by early April.

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