Ford Driving Dreams Grants
The 2019-2021 Ford Driving Dreams Grants RFP period is now closed.
2019-2021 Ford Driving Dreams Grants RFP
The RFP Period for 2019-2021 is now closed. Please visit www.lulac.org/funding for more funding opportunities.
For more information about current Ford Driving Dreams sites and student updates please see below.
To learn more about Ford Driving Dreams Grants Program click below.
High school graduation rates have been steadily rising in the last decade, thanks to several educational initiatives and investments promoting on-time graduation in the United States. In 2015, the Department of Education reported a record-breaking high school graduation rate of 83.2% among high school students. Despite significant improvements, Hispanic graduation rates (77%) still trail in comparison to Non-Hispanic Whites (89%), Asians (91%) and African American students (82%) which LULAC and Ford Motor Company Fund are addressing in a partnership.
To date, 66 LULAC councils in 60 cities across 27 state have developed effective high school dropout prevention programs in their respective communities. The Ford Driving Dreams Grants Program has funded over 60 programs, supported the education for more than 2,000 students and served as a convener and facilitator of the growth of LULAC councils.
To learn more about LULAC’s Ford Driving Dreams Grants programs, click on each cohort below!