DETROIT – This week, General Motors announced charitable investments in the communities surrounding its U.S. manufacturing facilities, providing grants to 157 nonprofit organizations totaling $3 million.
The grants were provided through GM’s Community Impact Grants program, which was created in 2010 to empower local GM leaders and employees to direct funding toward nonprofit organizations addressing local issues facing their communities.
“Across the U.S., in the communities where our people work and live, GM’s Corporate Giving and Manufacturing teams continue to make a great impact year after year,” said Gerald Johnson, GM executive vice president, Global Manufacturing and Sustainability. “Through the Community Impact Grants program, we are able to support our facilities and the organizations they believe in by utilizing our local relationships and the generosity of our workforce to strengthen our communities and build upon the incredible work these organizations do every day.”
Funding was provided to local nonprofits in cities including:
- Arlington, Texas: Six grants totaling $160,000, including $30,000 to a program that provides free skills training and employment services to veterans and their family members at the Community Learning Center.
- Toledo, Ohio: Seven grants totaling $100,000, one of which supports the Kitty Todd Nature Preserve, an organization that GM employees have volunteered with for 20 years.
- Flint, Michigan: $270,000 was dedicated to eight nonprofits, including a $20,000 grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint to implement a hands-on, activity-based STEM curriculum in their afterschool and summer programming.
- Fairfax, Kansas: Seven nonprofits received grants totaling $125,000, including a $35,000 grant to the United Way of Greater Kansas City’s Family Empowerment Initiative, which will support at least 20 families through the eviction prevention program.
GM has provided more than $13 million through the Community Impact Grants program since 2019. These grants align with the company’s overarching philanthropic priorities focused on STEM education, vehicle and road safety, and community development, as well as targeted investments that enhance the quality of life in facility communities around the world.
In 2022, GM provided $60 million to more than 400 nonprofits dedicated to helping create inclusive solutions to social issues around the world. GM employees strengthened the impact with 158,000 volunteer hours and more than $5 million in donations.