General Motors has been in quite the giving mood as of recent. We’ve seen a $5.4 billion investment in U.S. manufacturing, $2.8 million raised for the Karmanos Cancer Institute and two $100,000 scholarships for deserving Kettering University students.
Now, the GM Foundation, along with the Arlington Assembly plant, have announced $100,000 in grants incoming for community support. The grants come from GM Foundation’s Plant City Grants program, and will be used to fund essential outreach programs aimed at building a stronger community and enriching lives in the Arlington area.
“The GM Foundation is committed to supporting the communities that our employees call home,” said GM Foundation Vice President Lori Wingerter. “This year, we’re planning to provide $2 million in funding to hundreds of organizations that provide critical resources and programs that families and neighborhoods rely on each and every day.”
A large majority of the funds will be allocated for local public school districts in an effort to bring in new technology to the classroom, and support other areas of study such as hands-on outdoor education.
Other areas include the local food bank, who will be receiving a sum of $10,000 to feed more than 450 local families going through difficult times, and also help support the food bank’s operations.
“We are thrilled to give back to a community that has been home to us for more than 60 years,” said Juan Carlos Jimenez, plant manager, Arlington Assembly. “By using these funds to support our local schools and the underserved, we help provide needed services to our community and also help prepare a workforce for the future.”
Investing in local communities to build brighter futures for a next generation workforce? Sounds like an excellent idea to us. And the GM Foundation is no stranger to grants just like the one.