Ten charities in Flint, MI are about to get a little help from the General Motors Foundation.
The GM Foundation on Monday announced at the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan it would donate $60,000 to ten nonprofits and organization in the Flint area, with $10,000 earmarked for each.
It’s all a part of the GM Foundation’s Plant City Grants, which are awarded to help fund various nonprofits and charities located near General Motors facilities, like the Flint Assembly plant. This is the sixth consecutive year the Foundation has issued Plant City Grants in the Flint area, with total donations amounting to $1.9 million, as MLive notes.
The Foundation earlier in the month also donated $20,000 to four charities in the Grand Rapids community through the Plant City Grants program.
“This year, the GM Foundation will provide $2 million in funding to 213 organizations in 45 plant cities where GM employees live and work,” Vivian Pickard, GM Foundation President, said in a press release. “Through these grants, we’re continuing our mission to give back and build stronger communities.”
The ten organizations in Flint that will receive the grants include:
• Flint River Watershed Coalition
• Big Brothers Big Sisters
• Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint
• Priority Children
• Shelter of Flint
• Junior Achievement
• YWCA (Safe House)
• Sloan — Longway
• Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Backpack Program
• Wounded Warriors (Fenton High School Program)