GM Foundation Donating $100,000 in Grants to Outreach in Arlington
The GM Arlington Assembly plant in Arlington, Texas, has announced that it will be donating a total of $100,000 in grants to local organizations and community initiatives. The funds are being provided through the General Motors Foundation’s Plant City Grants program, and according to the automaker, will be used to build a stronger community and enrich lives in the Arlington area.
“The GM Foundation is committed to supporting the communities that our employees call home,” said GM Foundation VP Lori Wingerter. “This year, we’re planning to provide $2 million in funding to hundreds of organizations that provide critical resources and programs that families and neighborhoods rely on each and every day.”
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GM Arlington Assembly has revealed that the $100,000 in grants will be distributed to the following organizations:
- Arlington Independent School District Foundation– $10,000 will support teacher grants, bringing new opportunities for innovation and technology into classrooms across the Arlington ISD.
- Community Food Bank of Fort Worth – This $10,000 grant will help feed more than 450 local families and support the operational expenses for the food bank’s mission.
- InspirED (Higher Education Servicing Corporation) – A $5,000 grant will support programs to encourage students and families to be college ready and to provide detailed guidance on such things as admissions, testing, scholarships, and the intricacies of applying for financial aid.
- Junior Achievement of the Chisholm Trail – A $10,000 grant will support this high school activity-based, interactive instruction, which focuses on entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and college readiness.
- Arlington Independent School District Foundation – $7,500 will support the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN) program, which brings hands-on education outdoors.
- Mansfield Independent School District Foundation – $7,500 will support the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN) program, which brings hands-on education outdoors.
- River Legacy Foundation – A $10,000 grant will support the Global Rivers Environmental Education Network (GREEN) regional programs and help reach more than 1,000 students through its water monitoring events.
- Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) – A $10,000 grant will provide an opportunity for Remynse Elementary School to host the “TAME” trailblazers, a one-of-a-kind science museum on wheels, for its students.
- United Way of Tarrant County – A $20,000 grant will help support its mission to help the community learn well, earn well and live well in Tarrant County.
- University Crossroads (University of Texas – Arlington) – A $10,000 grant will help local students navigate the road to higher education.
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“We are thrilled to give back to a community that has been home to us for more than 60 years,” said Arlington Assembly plant manager Juan Carlos Jimenez. “By using these funds to support our local schools and the underserved, we help provide needed services to our community and also help prepare a workforce for the future.”
GM Arlington Assembly has been building vehicles since January of 1954. The plant recently celebrated the building of its ten millionth vehicle, a black 2015 Chevy Suburban.