The GM Foundation has opened up its wallet again, and this time it’s donated a total of $20,000 to four nonprofit organizations in the Grand Rapids community through the Plant City Grants program; Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank; Finish the Mission Veterans Relief Fund; Greater Wyoming Community Resource Alliance; and the West Michigan Environmental Action Council.
“This year, the GM Foundation will provide more than $2 million in funding in 45 plant cities where GM employees live and work,” said GM Foundation Vice President Lori Wingerter. “Through these grants, we continue our mission to give back and build stronger communities where GM does business.”
The Grant presentation took place at the Grand Rapids Operations plant, where GM plans to invest $119-million in tools and equipment to support the production of future vehicle components, simultaneously creating 300 new jobs.
GM earlier in the year said it would invest $5.4-billion in U.S. manufacturing, and it looks like the brass are still all too happy to cut a few giant checks here and there.
But back to the Grand Rapids plant for a sec. The plant is very active in the local community and says it’s proud to partner with the GM Foundation for a good cause.
“The organizations that we support are vital in the continued development of the local community, and through the ongoing efforts of the GM Foundation, we are proud to play a part in giving back,” said Grand Rapids Operations Plant Manager Rick Demuynck.