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GM Foundation Unveils Education-Themed Float for America’s Thanksgiving Parade
Tues, Nov. 13, 2012
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. Learn More (PDF)

Nationwide Chevrolet Donates 50 Trucks to Red Cross for Storm Relief
Tues, Oct. 30, 2012
DETROIT– Chevrolet today donated 50 Silverado full-size pickup trucks and Express cargo vans to the American Red Cross for use in relief and recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy and other storms buffeting the Eastern seaboard and nearby states. Learn More (PDF)

Buick Achievers Awards 1,100 Scholarships
Mon, Sept. 24, 2012
NEW YORK – The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program, funded by the General Motors Foundation, today announced scholarships totaling approximately $4.2 million to 1,100 recipients during the NBC News Education Nation Summit in New York City. Learn More (PDF)

15-Year Partnership Drives Safety Education
Mon, Sept. 17, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The General Motors Foundation, General Motors and Safe Kids Worldwide this week celebrate 15 years of the Buckle Up program that has helped reach millions of parents and caregivers and their young passengers during a rapid evolution in auto safety technology. Learn More (PDF)

GM Foundation Grant of $50,000 Supports Literacy & Education in Detroit
Mon, Sept. 10, 2012
DETROIT –The General Motors Foundation granted $50,000 to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History at the‘For the Love of Literacy’ gala on Saturday, Sept. 8. The donation will be used to support the Museum’s educational programming and groundbreaking exhibits like the‘Witness: The Art of Jerry Pinkney’ exhibit. Learn More (PDF)

GM Employees Prepare for Week of Service
Fri, Sept. 7, 2012
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. Learn More (PDF)

Safe Kids Worldwide Issues National Alert
Thurs, August 9, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – A five-month-old boy from Tennessee was the eighth child to die from heatstroke in a vehicle in the past seven days, bringing this year’s total deaths to 23. Safe Kids Worldwide is issuing a national alert to stop these heartbreaking and entirely preventable tragedies. Learn More (PDF)

The GM Foundation & First Book Partner to Bring Books to Michigan Youth
Thurs, June 28, 2012
FLINT, Mich.  The GM Foundation is partnering with leading literacy nonprofit First Book to bring books and a love of reading to Michigan youth. The partnership kicked off with an event in Flint for 400 youth hosted by the local Boys & Girls Club and featured Flint native, Christopher Paul Curtis, Newbery Award-winning author of "Bud, Not Buddy” andThe Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963.” Learn More (PDF)

GM Foundation’s ‘Summer in the D’ Activities Keep Kids Learning, Active and Engaged All Summer
Wed, June 20, 2012
DETROIT- GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard today announced “Summer in the D”- a unique set of events and programs supported by the Foundation designed to keep kids learning, active and engaged all summer. Pickard debuted Summer in the D at the re-opening of the newly renovated Lasky Recreation Center made possible by a grant from the GM Foundation. Learn More (PDF)

Refurbished Lasky Recreation Center Reopens
Wed, June 20, 2012
– Local youth and families today joined Detroit Mayor Dave Bing and GM North America President Mark Reuss, vice chairman of the General Motors Foundation, to reopen the newly renovated Lasky Recreation Center. Learn More (PDF)

United Way Recognizes General Motors with Top National Award for Community Impact
Thurs, May 3, 2012
ALEXANDRIA - Tuesday, United Way Worldwide honored General Motors with a Summit award for community impact. The award recognizes GM and the GM Foundation for its support of United Way and for making a measurable impact in metro Detroit and communities across the country. Learn More (PDF)

Karmanos Cancer Institute's 30th Annual Dinner raises nearly $1.7 Million to Benefit Cancer Care
Monday, April 30, 2012
DETROIT - The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute's 30th Annual Dinner held Saturday, April 28, raised nearly $1.7 million to benefit Karmanos' exceptional cancer care, making this the most successful Annual Dinner in Karmanos' history. Learn More (PDF)

Buick Achievers Names First Four Scholarship Recipients
Thurs, March 29, 2012
DETROIT– The Buick Achievers Scholarship Program announced today the first four of its 100 National award winners for 2012, including the first current undergraduate recipient of a Buick Achievers Award under a new program expansion. Learn More (PDF)

GM Foundation Grants $2.5 Million to Focus: HOPE
Mon, March 12, 2012
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. Learn More (PDF)

GM Foundation Celebrates Spirit of Innovation through Benjamin Franklin Exhibit at the National Archives Experience
Thurs, February 2, 2012
Washington, DC – The General Motors Foundation has donated $100,000 to the Foundation for the National Archives in support of the National Archives Experience’s upcoming exhibition exploring the life and accomplishments of Benjamin Franklin. Learn More (PDF)

GM Foundation Donates $400,000 to Cancer Research
Mon, Jan 23, 2012
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. Learn More (PDF)

Buick Achievers Scholarship Program Expands Eligibility
Tues, Jan 10, 2012
DETROIT– Buick and the General Motors Foundation today announced an expansion of the 2012 Buick Achievers Scholarship Program to include current undergraduate students, as well as high school seniors and graduates, for the 2012-13 school year. Learn More (PDF)

GM Foundation Matching Gift Program Boosts United Way
Wed, Dec 21 2011
DETROIT – The General Motors Foundation today announced that it will match up to $100,000, dollar for dollar, in donations to United Way for Southeastern Michigan by Dec. 31, 2011. To give, visit: www.LiveUniteSEM.org/DoubleYourGift. Learn More (PDF)

Earth Force and General Motors Recognize Teachers for Environmental Education

Sat, Oct 15 2011
–Earth Force and the General Motors Foundation announced five winners of the Chevrolet GREEN (Global Rivers Environmental Education Network) Educator Award. It recognizes educators who integrate environmental education into their school or community curriculums. Learn More (PDF)

GM Foundation Adds $100,000 to MLK Jr. Memorial

Fri, Oct 14 2011
– The General Motors Foundation, which led the donation of more than $10 million to the national memorial honoring slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., will announce Saturday an additional $100,000 grant to the foundation that led the project. Learn More (PDF)

Safe Kids USA Donates 500,000th Child Safety Seat

Thurs, Sept 22 2011
– Safe Kids USA reached a milestone this week with the 500,000th child safety seat given to a family in need at a Washington, D.C. Safe Kids car seat inspection event. Learn More (PDF)

Safe Kids Study: Children Going to Booster Seats Too Soon

Thurs, Sept 15 2011
– Safe Kids USA today released a new study on child safety seat use, showing that many parents and caregivers are moving young children into booster seats too soon. Learn More (PDF)

GM Foundation, Chevrolet Help Expand 9/11 Heroes Run

Thurs, July 28 2011
As the nation nears the 10thanniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, the General Motors Foundation and Chevrolet today donated $250,000 to the Travis Manion Foundation to help grow participation around the country in the 9/11 Heroes Run. Learn More (PDF)

1,100 Buick Achievers Scholarship Recipients Chosen

Wed, July 20 2011
- Buick and the General Motors Foundation named 1,100 recipients of the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program on Wednesday, including 100 outstanding students from across the United States who will each receive a scholarship of up to $25,000 that is renewable for up to four years. Learn More (PDF)

GM Foundation Grants $2.5 Million to Art and Design College

Mon, June 27 2011
– The General Motors Foundation today announced a $2.5-million donation to the College for Creative Studies (CCS), strengthening a longstanding commitment to the world’s leading educator of automotive designers. Learn More (PDF)

GM Foundation Gives $75,000 to 15 Flint-area Organizations

Fri, June 24 2011
. – The General Motors Foundation today awarded grants totaling $75,000 to support programs at 15 Flint-area nonprofits and organizations serving children, adults and seniors. Learn More (PDF)

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