Ford Motor Company Fund Announces Winners of the Third Annual Ford Gives Back Freedom Awards

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DEARBORN, Mich. - May 12, 2021 - PRLog -- Ford Motor Company Fund Announces Winners of the Third Annual Ford Gives Back Freedom Awards·

Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford, is announcing Emory University School of Medicine's Pipeline Collaborative and Chicago State University as the winners of the 2021 Ford Gives Back Freedom Award. The two organizations are being awarded grants of $25,000 and $10,000 respectively to further their community impact.

"Each of these dedicated organizations provides vital support to the African American community and especially to Black youth," said Pamela Alexander, director of community development, Ford Motor Company Fund. "We are proud to recognize the important role they play and to invest in their future success."

Atlanta-based Emory University School of Medicine's Pipeline Collaborative (EPiC) is a comprehensive three-year program of learning, mentoring, college preparation and health careers exposure that prepares high school students for entry into health professions. The Emory Pipeline Collaborative achieves its mission of readying youth for healthcare professions by engaging them in after-school sessions during the academic year and the summer.

The $10,000 runner-up grant is awarded to Chicago State University's Pre-Freshman Program in Engineering and Science (PREP). The program is designed to make students aware, at an early age, of the professional opportunities in engineering and to encourage students to take more mathematics and science as a part of their high school course load.

Chicago State University's PREP program operates eight months during the academic year and six weeks in the summer, providing youth with hands-on enrichment experiences that help motivate students to achieve their full potential.

For more information about how Ford Motor Company Fund supports the African American community, go to or

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As the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, Ford Fund's mission is to strengthen communities and help make people's lives better. Working with Ford employees, dealers and nonprofit partners in more than 50 countries, Ford Fund provides access to opportunities and resources that help people reach their full potential. Since 1949, Ford Fund has invested more than $2.1 billion in programs that support education, promote safe driving, enrich community life and encourage employee volunteering. For more information, visit or join us at @FordFund on Facebook (, Instagram ( and Twitter (

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