Masked Ford Volunteers transporting cardboard boxes full of food

Ford Resource and Engagement Centers

Ford Resource and Engagement Centers are a Ford Fund innovation that bring nonprofits, residents and leaders together to support their neighborhoods. Since 2013, we have developed a global network of these facilities – each one unique in how it reflects the needs and culture of the community it serves.


At our Ford Resource and Engagement Centers in Detroit, we partner with nonprofits to expand access to food, legal and financial services, job training and youth programming for residents. Our location on Detroit’s East side launched in 2019, and our facility in Southwest Detroit launched in 2013.
15491 Maddelein
Detroit, MI 48205
(313) 733-1240

2826 Bagley St.
Detroit, MI 48216
(313) 962-4888

International Resource Centers

Bangkok, Thailand

Our Bangkok center is located in the center of the Nang Leong community — a neighborhood with the highest density of elderly low-income households of any subdistrict in Bangkok where many social and educational services are lacking. Eight of Thailand’s most innovative and entrepreneurial NGOs operate out of the center, focusing on food rescue and distribution, education, environmental conservation, art and technology.

154 Nakhon Sawan Rd,
Wat Sommanat,
Pom Prap Sattru Phai,
Bangkok 10100, Thailand

Craiova, Romania

Our Ford Resource and Engagement Center in Craiova is the result of a collaboration between Ford Fund, the nonprofit Educol and the City Hall of Craiova. The center serves as an entrepreneurship hub where students and recent graduates from the University of Craiova design businesses that drive social and economic progress.
154A Calea Bucureşti Street
Craiova, Romania

Pretoria, South Africa

Located near Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant, our Resource and Engagement Center in Pretoria, South Africa runs an entrepreneurship mentoring program that provides opportunities for residents from the nearby Mamelodi community to develop and grow their own businesses.