General Motors Announces $100,000 in Grants to local Nonprofits 

Lake Orion, MI – Today, General Motors Orion Assembly, Pontiac Pre-Production  Operations and Pontiac Stamping announced charitable investments in the community surrounding its manufacturing facilities, providing grants to five nonprofit  organizations totaling $100,000. 

The grants were provided through GM’s Community Impact Grants program, which was  created in 2010 to empower local GM leaders and employees to direct funding toward  nonprofit organizations addressing local issues facing their communities. 

“As part of our mission at GM, we recognize our company’s responsibility to make a  positive social impact” said Jim Quick, Orion Assembly Executive Director. “We’re  proud to support these non-profit organizations that strengthen the communities  where we live and work.” Since 2019, GM has granted more than $13 million to  nonprofits in its facility communities, and $460,000 to Lake Orion and Pontiac,  through the Community Impact Grants program. 

Funding was provided to local nonprofits including: 

  • The Baldwin Center’s After School program provides academic enrichment  activities for youth grades k-12 in Pontiac at little or no charge to families. Jump  Start engages youth grades k-5 in the excitement of STEM activities and how it  relates to everyday activities. The Kidnetic program, for grades 6-12 utilizes a  series of social and emotional development curriculums, which help youth in  critical thinking and problem solving, as a foundation for success in STEM  programs. 
  • Blessings in a Backpack Lake Orion feeds hungry Lake Orion schoolchildren  every weekend during the entire school year, whose families qualify for the  federal Free and Reduced-Price Meal program. Better test scores, improved  reading skills, positive behavior, improved health, and increased attendance  have all been attributed to the success of this program. 
  • International Technology Academy Initiatives Foundation program includes  two (2) Young Engineers Clubs (Elem. & Secondary) and two (2) Gaming &  Artificial Intelligence Club (Elem & Secondary). The YEC will enhance STEM  classroom learning by designing and completing engineering projects in the  areas of computer-aided design, 3D printing, and in areas such as electrification  and rapid manufacturing. G&AI Club will provide secondary students a chance to  design & execute to completion.
  • Center for Success Network’s program provides structured, literacy focused  out-of-school learning programs for elementary-aged students in Pontiac. A  rigorous literacy support program is complemented by inspiring enrichment  events and family support engagements. The center transports students to  after-school program sites, provides them with nutritional meals during each  session, and connects them with a responsive community of staff, mentors, and  enrichment partners. 
  • Reroot Pontiac installed a 2-acre community garden using sustainable  gardening methods. This year produce will be available for residents. The next  steps for the project will be to develop a cultural garden community program.  

These local donations are part of charitable investments in the communities  surrounding GM’s U.S. manufacturing facilities, providing grants to 157 nonprofit  organizations totaling $3 million this year. These grants align with the company’s  overarching philanthropic priorities focused on STEM education, vehicle and road  safety, and community development, as well as targeted investments that enhance the  quality of life in facility communities around the world. 

In 2022, GM provided $60 million to more than 400 nonprofits dedicated to helping  create inclusive solutions to social issues around the world. GM employees  strengthened the impact with 158,000 volunteer hours and more than $5 million in  donations. Learn more at


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