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Tuesday, 14 September 2021 15:24

GM to Invest $50 Million in Detroit Nonprofit Programs

In 1996, General Motors acquired the Renaissance Center to house its world headquarters and began a transformation, including a revamped Jefferson Avenue Lobby, the addition of GM Plaza and Wintergarden and enhanced public spaces along the Detroit International RiverWalk. Following 25 years of continued enhancements, Detroit’s signature riverside complex is a much different and more vibrant place that has helped spark a downtown renaissance and enhance public spaces along the Detroit River. In 1996, General Motors acquired the Renaissance Center to house its world headquarters and began a transformation, including a revamped Jefferson Avenue Lobby, the addition of GM Plaza and Wintergarden and enhanced public spaces along the Detroit International RiverWalk. Following 25 years of continued enhancements, Detroit’s signature riverside complex is a much different and more vibrant place that has helped spark a downtown renaissance and enhance public spaces along the Detroit River. Steve Fecht for General Motors

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...investments in education and workforce development opportunities for those who call it home,” said Terry Rhadigan, GM executive director of Corporate Giving.

 

The announcement reinforces GM’s commitment to the city and builds upon decades of the automaker’s philanthropy in Detroit. In 2020 alone, GM funded 57 projects across the Motor City that were projected to impact more than 250,000 individuals. 

 

Nonprofits that share in this mission are encouraged to apply for grant funding.  More information and application resources can be found here.

 

This funding is the latest example of GM’s commitment to Detroit. In 2020, GM announced a $2.2 billion investment to retool, upgrade and expand its Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant, now called Factory ZERO. The renovation represents the single largest investment in a plant in GM history, and once fully operational, the plant will employ more than 2,200 team members in Detroit. Factory ZERO will serve as the launchpad for the company’s multi-brand EV strategy. 

 

Beginning Sept. 20, more than 450 GM employees will volunteer at nonprofits across the city as part of the 10th annual GM Cares Week. During this time, 100 employees will launch beautification projects in Hamtramck near Factory ZERO.

 

Source: GM

 

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