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Ford Dealers Give Tens Of Millions To U.S. Nonprofits, Provide Thousands Of Volunteer Hours Annually

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Ford and Lincoln dealers contribute between $35.1 million and $84.6 million to charities and nonprofits across the U.S. annually, a Ford Motor Company survey shows
  • The sheer amount of hours dealers and their employees donate also entails up to an additional 4,380 people working 40 hours per week year-round
  • Videos: Six winners of Ford's annual Salute to Dealers awards demonstrate breadth of local giving, showing exceptional generosity toward their communities
  • Infographic: Top charities for dealer community-giving

Ford and Lincoln dealers contribute between $35.1 million and $84.6 million to charities and nonprofits in their communities across the U.S. per year, according to the results of a Ford Motor Company survey. 

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130211/DE58290-INFO )

Ford's Dealer Giving study, the first of its kind, was administered by Ford to its dealers and was conducted in association with the 13 th annual Salute to Dealers awards ceremony which took place on Feb. 8, in tandem with the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) Convention in Orlando, Fla.

The Salute to Dealers awards recognizes dealers who go above and beyond when it comes to giving back to their communities. Six dealers were selected from among more than 8,500 Ford dealers worldwide for exhibiting unparalleled giving, dedication and leadership to their communities.

Ford Survey on Dealer Giving resultsIn Ford's survey, 90 percent of 328 U.S. respondents who represent 10 percent of the company's total Ford and Lincoln dealers in the U.S. indicated they give both time and money to charitable causes*. 

  • 42.7 percent of dealers donate between $20,001 and $50,000 per year, representing $25,261,263 to $63,150,000 worth of donations per year across Ford's dealer network
  • 24.7 percent of dealers donate between $10,001 and $20,000 per year, representing $7,310,731 to $14,620,000 worth of donations per year across Ford's dealer network
  • 17.1 percent of dealers donate between $5,001 and $10,000 per year, representing $2,530,506 to $5,060,000 worth of donations per year across Ford's dealer network
  • 12.3 percent of dealers donate between $1 and $5,000 per year, representing $364 to $1,820,000 worth of donations per year across Ford's dealer network

* the population that was analyzed for this study was 2,958 dealers

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