About GM: The GM Foundation

Community Development

The GM Foundation is dedicated to economic development, social action and improving the communities where we work and live.

Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial

The GM Foundation and General Motors contributed more than $10 million to the MLK Foundation for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial that was dedicated on October 16, 2011. The monument is the first to honor a man of color on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. It will also be the first memorial on the National Mall to honor an individual other than a U.S. President.

Plant City Grants

The GM Foundation’s Plant City Grants, totaling more than $1 million in 2012, are awarded to help fund the efforts of nonprofits located near GM facilities. The money supports a variety of initiatives, including plant city food banks and local environmental projects.

Community Centers

The GM Foundation donated $2 million to the Detroit Economic Growth Association to upgrade the Lasky and Williams Community Centers near the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly Plant.

Focus: Hope

The GM Foundation has donated $2.5 million to Focus: Hope’s education initiatives, including the organization’s Center for Advanced Technologies. For more than 40 years, Focus: HOPE has been dedicated to finding intelligent and practical solutions to the problems of hunger, economic disparity, inadequate education and racial divisiveness in metro Detroit.