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GM Foundation Grants $2.8 Million to Universities and Organizations in 2015

GM Foundation Grants $2.8 Million to Universities and Organizations in 2015

If there’s one thing that’s clear in reading the General Motors press release detailing the various recipients of the General Motors Foundation’s $2.8 million commitment to higher education in 2015, it’s that Wikipedia editor Bryan Henderson (AKA Giraffedata) is not one of the company’s editors. In naming the 31 colleges and universities that received grants […]

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GM Foundation Lends a Hand to Forgotten Harvest

GM Foundation Lends a Hand to Forgotten Harvest

The holiday season is a great opportunity to give thanks for all the things and resources we are blessed to have, and to help those less fortunate. On the day before Thanksgiving, the GM Foundation announced a grant of $50,000 to Detroit’s Forgotten Harvest, the only food rescue to serve the metro area. While you […]

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GM Foundation Donates $50,000 Toward Water Filters in Flint

GM Foundation Donates $50,000 Toward Water Filters in Flint

General Motors Foundation will be donating $50,000 to the United Way of Genesee County in order to purchase water filters for residents of Flint, Michigan. Flint, which has had issues with contaminants in the water, will utilize the filters in order to ensure that all citizens have access to safe water for drinking, cooking, and […]

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GM Foundation Pledges $1 Million to STEM Education for Latinos

GM Foundation Pledges $1 Million to STEM Education for Latinos

General Motors Foundation will donate a combined $1 million in grants to help ensure that Latino students will benefit from cutting-edge STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education around the country. The issuance of the grants was announced Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. by General Motors Vice President of Global Quality […]

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GM Foundation Earns Social Responsibility Award from Scholarship America

GM Foundation Earns Social Responsibility Award from Scholarship America

Scholarship America has bestowed its prestigious Social Responsibility award upon the General Motors Foundation for its commitment to improving access to affordable college education through its Buick Achievers Scholarship Program. Scholarship America presented the award to GM Global Public Policy executive director Greg Martin at its first-ever From Dreams to Degrees event, which was held […]

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GM Foundation Donating $100,000 in Grants to Outreach in Arlington

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 […]

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GM, GM Foundation Donate $4M to Kettering University Projects

GM, GM Foundation Donate $4M to Kettering University Projects

Kettering University will receive $2 million from General Motors Company and an additional $2 million from the GM Foundation for its indoor and outdoor lab spaces. The dual donation will provide Kettering’s students with state-of-the-art facilities in which they will learn the tools necessary to potentially become future innovators in the automotive industry. GM Foundation’s […]

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GM Foundation Donates $2.875 Million in STEM Grants

GM Foundation Donates $2.875 Million in STEM Grants

Today, the General Motors Foundation announced a generous donation of $2.875 million in STEM grants. (STEM stands for “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics,” though, by the lack of the Oxford comma, it’s pretty clear that it should be called STEEM, for Science, Technology, English, Engineering, and Mathematics.) Related: GM Engineers Ensure Perfection in GMC Canyon […]

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GM Foundation Donates to Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

GM Foundation Donates to Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation

On Sunday, the General Motors Foundation announced a $50,000 donation to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. The money will be used to construct “smart homes” for US military veterans that were injured in the line of duty. This donation is in addition to the $126,000 that GM’s own Customer Care and Aftersales Veterans […]

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GM Foundation Donation to the Karmanos Cancer Institute Totals $400,000

GM Foundation Donation to the Karmanos Cancer Institute Totals $400,000

Over the last 17 years, General Motors and the GM Foundation have been committed to the Karmanos Cancer Institute in the fight against cancer and other deadly diseases. The most recent GM Foundation donation to the Karmanos Cancer Institute amounted to $400,000 and brought the grand, 17-year total up to $7.3 million. RELATED: GM Donates 150K […]

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GM Brazil Conserves Water, Sets Example for Sustainable Production Methods

GM Brazil Conserves Water, Sets Example for Sustainable Production Methods

GM is just one of the mainstream automakers that are seeking more earth-conscious ways to operate production facilities. We’ve already mentioned the company’s zero-emission vision for both its products and procedures. Now, we’d like to give a head-nod to the sustainable processes its Brazilian plants have implemented. Heed the Signs: Decipher your dashboard warning lights […]

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GMC Offers a Huge Deal on the 2018 Sierra for June

GMC Offers a Huge Deal on the 2018 Sierra for June

As impressive as the 2019 Sierra 1500 is, the 2018 version of this model is also worth considering. Especially since GMC is providing a steep discount on it, now until July 1. It’s not too late to take advantage of this great deal. Here’s a brief overview of this month’s incentives. June deals Unlike the […]

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GM Executive Alan Batey Announces Retirement

GM Executive Alan Batey Announces Retirement

General Motors executive Alan Batey is retiring after 40 years with the automaker. Batey is an executive vice president and president of GM’s North American operations. GM says Barry Engle, currently an executive vice president and president of GM International, will take over for Batey in a new role consolidating responsibilities for North and South […]

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Automotive News Names GM CEO Mary Barra Its Industry Leader of the Year

Automotive News Names GM CEO Mary Barra Its Industry Leader of the Year

During the past few weeks, General Motors CEO Mary Barra has had to make quite a few tough decisions regarding the automaker’s future moving forward. Her leadership during this time is evidently being recognized. Automotive News recently named Barra its Industry Leader of the Year. GM Corporate Decisions: Cadillac headquarters set to stay in New York […]

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GM Korea Donates 30 Sparks in Chevrolet Never Give Up Campaign

GM Korea Donates 30 Sparks in Chevrolet Never Give Up Campaign

In an effort to help improve its home community, the General Motors Korea Employee Foundation in November donated 30 Chevrolet Sparks to 30 different organizations as part of the Chevrolet Never Give Up campaign. The campaign, which has been ongoing since May, pledges to donate one vehicle to a worthwhile family, cause, or organization for […]

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GM Korea CEO Helps Make Kimchi as Part of “Kimchi of Love” Event

GM Korea CEO Helps Make Kimchi as Part of “Kimchi of Love” Event

More than 300 volunteers from General Motors Korea got their hands dirty — or at least the rubber gloves adorning their hands — making 12 whole tons of kimchi for 71 social welfare facilities and child welfare facilities in Seoul. The volunteers were joined by reps from GM Korea’s suppliers and Korea Food for the […]

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GM Engine Plant to Use Flint Water Source Once Again

GM Engine Plant to Use Flint Water Source Once Again

Back in 2014, GM’s Flint engine plant stopped using the city’s water as its primary source, when staff noticed that the water was rusting and corroding engine blocks due to a high concentration of chloride. The plant then switched to Flint Township’s water as a primary source. Since then, the city has lost about $400K […]

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GM Engineer Starts Robotics Team to Stoke Girls’ Passion for STEM

GM Engineer Starts Robotics Team to Stoke Girls’ Passion for STEM

The dedicated mentorship of a young General Motors engineer is inspiring high school girls in Detroit to learn robotics and love science. Thanks to GM’s Keysha Camps, Detroit now has its first all-girls FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics team. These teams learn the principles of robotics, then build their own […]

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