Ford Motor Company has been a valued partner of JDRF since 1983. In 1998, Ford expanded this relationship by creating the employee-driven Ford Global Action Team (FGAT). By bringing together tens of thousands of volunteers, the FGAT has combined passion and power to raise more than $3 million annually for the past 15 years. Under the leadership of Edsel B. Ford II, with more than 90 fundraising teams across 40 global sites, the company has raised more than $58 million to help JDRF create a world without T1D.
Ford also supports JDRF’s mission through:
- Annual research grants
- Annual JDRF Race Car Design contest
- Vehicle auctions
- Corporate JDRF One Walk® teams
- Sponsored JDRF One Walk® family teams