Hometown Giving

General Motors is a global organization with a worldwide marketplace, but we are proud to call Detroit, Michigan our headquarters hometown. GM supports organizations that enhance the quality of life through education, neighborhood revitalization and cultural enrichment.  We aim to drive sustainable change throughout the Detroit community by supporting organizations that help promote workforce development, stabilize neighborhoods, and attract and retain residents, businesses and visitors to the city.

Priority is given to programs that focus on the following objectives:

  • Education with a special emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
  • Community development initiatives that provide services and promote economic growth in targeted low-and moderate-income neighborhoods
  • Cultural enrichment programs benefitting the community
  • Volunteer opportunities for GM employees

Social Outcomes

1.      Increase the percentage of high school graduates
2.      Increase the number of students with third grade literacy proficiency
3.      Increase the number of visitors,  businesses and homeowners
4.      Increase the number of neighborhoods that sustain growth and prosper

Target Audience

Poorest citizens & neighborhoods within the city

Partner Highlights:

  • Cody Rouge Project
  • Detroit Area Pre-College Education Program
  • Detroit Institute of Arts
  • Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
  • Empowerment Plan
  • Forgotten Harvest
  •  Gleaners Community Food Bank
  • Inforum
  • Michigan Opera Theatre
  • Michigan Science Center