GM Foundation Awards $100,000 to Area Charities

LORDSTOWN, Ohio – The General Motors Foundation today announced grants totaling $100,000 for six community service organizations in northeast Ohio. It is the fifth consecutive year the GM Foundation’s Plant City Grants have supported the home communities of the Chevrolet Cruze built at the Lordstown Complex.

“Through the GM Foundation, these important community organizations are able to drive programs that continue to improve the quality of life in our communities,” said Steve Notar Donato, Lordstown Complex plant manager. “We are proud to be a part of a company and community that works so hard to support education, enhance community revitalization and help those in need.”

Through the GM Foundation’s Plant City Grants program, funds will support the following organizations and community programs:

  • American Cancer Society, Northeast Ohio Region, $5,000.
  • Inspiring Minds, Warren, $10,000.
  • March of Dimes Northern Ohio Chapter, $5,000.
  • Organizacion Civica y Cultural Hispana Americana (OCCHA), Youngstown, $10,000.
  • Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, $10,000.
  • United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley/Trumbull County, $60,000.

“This year, the GM Foundation will provide more than $2 million in funding in 45 plant cities where GM employees live and work,” said the  Lori wingerter, vice president of the GM Foundation. “Through these grants, we continue our mission to give back and build stronger communities where GM does business.”

The grants are awarded to help fund the efforts of nonprofits located near GM facilities in providing services to improve education and influence the quality of life within their communities.

Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to American charities, educational organizations and to disaster relief efforts worldwide. Funding for the GM Foundation comes solely from General Motors.

Pictured at today’s check presentation: Glenn Johnson, Pam Marshall Wilson, Michael Iberis, Connie Knight, Mary Lou Reyes, Robert Morales, Bob Hannon, Steve Notar Donato, Ginny Pasha, Brenda White, Jessica Winters, Stefan Ford.

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