Eight community organizations in the Kansas City area will share $100,000 in grants from the General Motors Foundation.
The announcement was made at an event at GM’s Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan., that included company management and leaders of Local 31 of the United Auto Workers.
Through the foundation’s Plant City Grants program, the donations will be distributed to the American Cancer Society; Blue River Watershed; Communities in Schools, Kansas; Harvesters Community Food Bank; Kansas City, Kansas, School Foundation for Excellence; Heart of America Stand Down; Make-a-Wish Foundation, Kansas; and United Way.
“The local charities receiving grants continue to make our community a better place,” said Bill Kulhanek, the Fairfax plant manager.
This year the GM Foundation will provide $1.6 million to 200 organizations in 45 cities where GM operates plants and employees live and work.