GM Foundation Donates $115,000 to 16 Flint-area Organizations

GM Foundation Donates $115,000 to 16 Flint-area Organizations

Funding levels increase by 50 percent over 2011, allowing nonprofits to reach more children, families and seniors in need
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Monday, August 27, 2012 - 3:30pm

CAMPAIGN: GM Social Impact

CONTENT: Press Release

(3BL Media) Flint, MI – August 27, 2012 – The General Motors Foundation today announced grants totaling $115,000 to support programs at 16 Flint-area nonprofits and organizations that serve children, adults and seniors.

This is the third year in a row the GM Foundation has issued grants in the Flint area. It also is an increase from the $75,000 issued to 15 charities in 2011.

“The communities that our employees and their families call home are important to the General Motors Foundation,” said GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard. “The grants that we provide benefit education, community centers, cultural organizations and many other important areas of focus that strengthen and improve these communities.”

The GM Foundation distributed 16, grants to the following organizations:

  • Urban League of Flint
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Flint
  • Flint River Watershed Coalition
  • Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Genesee County
  • Water & Woods Council, Boy Scouts of America
  • Girl Scouts of Southeast Michigan
  • Friends of Alfred Sloan Museum
  • YWCA of Greater Flint (Safe House)
  • Resource Genesee
  • Junior Achievement
  • Valley Area Agency on Aging
  • Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
  • Motherly Intercession
  • Flint Children’s Museum
  • Hispanic Technology Community Center
  • Wounded Warriors (Fenton High School)
“The GM Foundation’s support builds on a strong commitment by the GM team to give back to our communities,” said Amy Farmer, director of GM’s Flint Manufacturing Complex. “In addition to the Flint area, numerous other GM plant
cities across the United States benefit from the support of GM Foundation grants.”
The General Motors Foundation grants made across the country are given to a wide variety of organizations that families rely on to provide much needed services, improve education and impact the quality of life within their respective communities. The grants to these organizations and institutions will make these communities even greater places to work, live and grow.
In total, the GM Foundation will provide more than $1 million in funding to nearly 200 organizations in 42 cities where GM has plants and it employees live and work. Through these grants, the GM Foundation is building stronger communities and enriching the lives of neighbors. The GM Foundation’s commitment continues as it works, in conjunction with employees, local leaders and community groups to continue to identify areas of need.
About General Motors in Flint
GM employs 7,500 employees in the Flint area. The company operates the following manufacturing sites: Flint Assembly, Flint Metal Center, Flint Engine Operations and the Flint and Grand Blanc North American Tooling Centers. GM’s Customer Care and Aftersales is headquartered in Grand Blanc and CCA warehouses are located in Flint and Davison.
About the GM Foundation
Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to American charities, educational organizations and to disaster relief efforts worldwide. The GM Foundation focuses on supporting Education, Health and Human Services, Environment and Energy and Community Development initiatives, mainly in the communities where GM operates. Funding of the GM Foundation comes solely from GM. The last contribution to the GM Foundation was made in 2001. For more information, visit


Tom Wickham
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