GM has announced a slew of donations – totaling $3 million – to the many communities surrounding its U.S.-based manufacturing facilities.
Distributed among 157 nonprofit organizations, these grants were provided via General Motors’ Community Impact Grants program. This program was established back in 2010, and serves to directly benefit local GM leaders and employees by addressing issues targeting their respective 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,” GM executive vice president of Global Manufacturing and Sustainability Gerald Johnson was quoted as saying. “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 granted to various cities across the U.S., with several notable examples including:
- Arlington, Texas: $160,000 spread out into six grants.
- Toledo, Ohio: Seven grants worth $100,000.
- Flint, Michigan: $270,000 awarded to eight nonprofits.
- Fairfax, Kansas: Seven grants totaling $125,000.
It’s worth noting that the Flint, Michigan donations, as previously covered by GM Authority, are included in this $3 million total.
For reference, The General has awarded more than $13 million in grants through its Community Impact Grants program since 2019. These donations are largely focused on providing STEM education, vehicle and road safety, and community development, all of which serve to improve the quality of life of the recipient community.
In fact, just last year, GM donated $60 million to over 400 nonprofits in an effort to create inclusive solutions to social issues all over the globe. In addition, GM employees clocked in 158,000 volunteer hours and more than $5 million in donations.