Ford Community Centers

Our Ford Community Centers around the world bring nonprofits, residents and community leaders together to expand access to essential services, education and economic opportunities. Each center in our global network is designed to meet the unique needs of the community it serves.

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Global Reach & Impact

Nearly $23 million invested in Ford Community Centers in Detroit since 2013

More than 2.6 million pounds of food delivered from our Detroit centers in 2023

More than 4,600 tax returns filed resulting in over $7.8 million in refunds received

35 student-led social enterprises supported by our community center in Romania


More than 4.8 million meals provided from our Bangkok, Thailand center in 2023

Actively supporting more than 200 entrepreneurs through our South Africa center



Detroit, Southwest
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For more than a decade, the Ford Community Center at the Mercado in Southwest Detroit served as a testament to the power of community. The center brought nonprofit partners together under one roof to offer critical services and programs to residents, including a client choice food pantry, legal assistance, income tax preparation, education and job initiatives, cultural celebrations and wellness activities.

The Mercado services closed in March 2024, and this network of nonprofit partners have since adopted a distributed service model, underscoring their commitment to meet the evolving needs of the Southwest neighborhood.

Gleaners will host mobile food distributions conveniently located across Southwest Detroit. For dates and times of
food distributions near you, visit

Visit or call 313-556-1920 to schedule an appointment

Learn more about Job Placement and Skills Training Services by visiting SER METRO at 9301 Michigan Ave, Detroit or online at

Immigration and Legal Clients will now be seen at the following locations:

  • FREC East Legal Clinic, 15491 Maddelein St., Detroit
  • Southwest Legal Clinic, 1401 Vermont St., Suite 201, Detroit

To schedule an appointment visit or call: 313-288-9904

Events and programs will now be held at LA SED 

  • 4138 West Vernor Hwy., Detroit, MI 48209 
  • Learn more at or

    You can get additional services and resources like accessing medical care, obtaining healthy food, transportation assistance and dealing with emergencies by calling 211.

Detroit, East
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The Ford Community Center in Detroit's east side, located at Fisher Magnet Upper Academy, provides food distribution, legal assistance, free tax preparation, job placement services, and after-school programs focusing on STEAM and entrepreneurship skills for thousands of Detroiters.


•    Phone: 313-733-1240
•    Address: 1549 Maddelein, Detroit, MI 48205
•    Email:
•    Hours:
               •   Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
               •    Saturday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
               •    Sunday: Closed

Bangkok, Thailand
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The Thailand center in Bangkok's Nang Leong community focuses on food rescue, education, environmental conservation, art, and technology services for the elderly low-income neighborhood.


                •    Address: 77 Lan Luang Rd, Wat Sommanat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok 10100

Craiova, Romania
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A collaboration between Educol, the City Hall of Craiova, and the University of Craiova, the Community Center serves as an entrepreneurship hub driving social and economic progress.


              •    Address: 154 A Calea Bucuresti Street, 207206, Craiova, Dolj, Romania
              •    Phone: +40251414548 int 101
              •    Email:
              •    Hours: 9.00am-5.00pm

Pretoria, South Africa
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Located near the Silverton Assembly Plant, the center offers entrepreneurship mentoring programs to residents from the nearby Mamelodi community.


                  •    Address: Ford Motor Company of southern Africa, Simon Vermooten Road, Silverton, Pretoria, 0134
                  •    Phone: +27 66 384 5781
                  •    Email:
                  •    Hours: 08:00 – 16:00 (SAST)

Halewood, UK
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The Halewood Community Center, known as the New Hutte Neighbourhood Centre, supported by GlobalGiving, aims to improve the quality of life for residents by addressing poverty, social isolation, and education. It provides essential support services and enhances food provision efforts.


                   •    Address: Lichfield Road, Halewood, Merseyside, L26 1TT
                   •    Phone: +44 (0)151 443 2168
                   •    Hours: 9.00am-6.00pm