Ford Launches “The People’s Fleet” To Support Non-Profits

To show its committment to the next generation of community leaders, Ford launched The People’s Fleet, a campaign to meet the transportation needs of 12 local organizations in the Los Angeles area.

Starting Monday, Ford is supplying 4 organizations with a 2011 Ford Fiesta for 8 weeks, while 8 different organizations will be able to apply for and share the a project car for 1-week periods of time during the course of the program.

In addition to the car (and a complimentary gas card!), the lucky organizations will also be provided with a team of storytellers and a mini-video camera that will help them document their experience and spread the word about their work.

Organizations across Southern California are encouraged to apply to join The People’s Fleet.

The qualifications are simple; if you are a next generation registered 501c3 leader or organization pursuing positive social change locally or globally by implementing unique, creative strategies, you can apply to take advantage of these resources and gain a once-in-a-lifetime chance to share your story.

If you are not an organization and simply want to help better the LA community, submit your idea for Your LA and enter for a chance to win $10,000 to put your solution into action!

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76 comments

jane richmond
jane richmond6 years ago

Thank you Ford for being there!

Carole H.
Carole Hagen6 years ago

AWESOME!

Marco D.
Marco Silva6 years ago

Better to thank those who can give in a world of abundance.
Why does not Ford offer electric cars instead, for who wants to feel compromised about gifts that polute. Electric cars can do 2.25pence a mile, we want clear and clean charity.
Enjoy.

Leanne B.
Leanne B.6 years ago

Thank you.

Tiffany L.
Tiffany Lambiase6 years ago

good for you ford

Ann P.
A P.6 years ago

Interesting experiment. it's a good idea for more cooperatives in various areas, where each on their own can not fully utilized a large ticket item, nor afford it, but if they can co-op together for a purchase it would be advantageous to all. Some farm equipment, for example.

Melissah Chadwick
Melissah C.6 years ago

thanks

luca pisaroni
luca pisaroni6 years ago

thanks

Linda G.
Linda G.6 years ago

A nice thought - for-profit benefiting non-profit. Thank you Ford. Now lets get those electric car prices down and on the road, and much higher MPG on regular cars.

luca pisaroni
luca pisaroni6 years ago

thanks