DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation is providing a $100,000 grant to the American Red Cross to aid emergency management officials with relief efforts, to help provide shelter and meals to those in need and help the organization prepare for and respond to disasters in Texas.
DETROIT – The United Way Worldwide on Thursday honored General Motors with its Summit Award for making a difference in Metro Detroit and communities across the United States, particularly in the area of education.
DETROIT – The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program today announced the first five of 100 U.S. high school and undergraduate college students that will receive up to $25,000 in annual scholarships for demonstrating excellence in the classroom and in the community.
DETROIT – To underscore its commitment to improving education in America, the General Motors Foundation will be a lead sponsor of the Detroit stop of the NBC News’ “Education Nation On-The-Road” that begins March 22.
ATLANTA – Two dozen Express vans donated by Chevrolet to Habitat for Humanity depart Atlanta today en route to storm-ravaged New York and New Jersey, where the vans and scores of tools donated by Lowe’s and the Robert Bosch Tool Co. will be put to work helping communities recover from Hurricane Sandy.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation today unveiled a new float it is sponsoring during America’s Thanksgiving Parade®, An 86 Year Tradition, on Thursday, Nov. 22. With a theme of “Education Fuels Tomorrow’s Innovators,” the float showcases the Foundation’s commitment to investing in America’s youth – the next generation of innovators.
DETROIT – Chevrolet is donating 50 Express cargo vans, Traverse crossover utilities and Tahoe full-size SUVs to the American Red Cross for use in relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy and other storms that buffeted the Eastern U.S. seaboard and nearby states.
FLINT, Mich. – It’s hard to make a check-passing ceremony unique, but give credit to the General Motors Foundation and Kettering University for the old college try.
DETROIT – Some 4,250 General Motors employees nationwide will take on 110 community service projects – from building houses to cleaning up rivers to bagging and distributing groceries – as part of the first teamGM Cares volunteer week from Sept.10-15.
DETROIT – General Motors and Chevrolet are gearing up for Detroit’s War of 1812 bicentennial commemoration Sept. 5-9, with many free, public events in and around GM’s Renaissance Center World Headquarters.
SPRING HILL, Tenn. – General Motors literally started from the ground up in building its new $460 million engine plant where the Ecotec 2.5L engine that debuts in the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu will be assembled. It is the latest milestone in the plant’s 23-year history of 4-cylinder engine production.
DETROIT – With higher-than-average unemployment among veterans and an estimated 1 million men and women leaving the military within the next five years, General Motors and the GM Foundation are helping to pay for job fairs across the country aimed at finding meaningful employment for returning veterans.
BOCA RATON, Fla. – Every year, dozens of children die of hyperthermia, also known as heat stroke, while unattended in vehicles. To help prevent these tragic deaths, the General Motors Foundation and Safe Kids Buckle Up are launching the 2012 Never Leave Your Child Alone in a Car campaign to arm parents and caregivers with preventive tips and tactics.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation is granting $2.5 million to the Focus: HOPE Fund for its education initiatives, specifically a program to help students earn engineering degrees through partnership with select universities.
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation is donating $400,000 to the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, bringing to nearly $6 million the foundation’s support over the last 15 years.
BEKASI, INDONESIA – Amidst the colorful textiles and inspirational music of a lively Indonesian celebration, General Motors (GM) today marked the opening of the Bekasi manufacturing facility.