The GM Foundation has awarded $100,000 in grants to six nonprofits in the Fort Wayne area. The funding, distributed by General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly, will support various community programs.
"Our commitment to the northeast Indiana community runs deep," said Lori Wingerter, vice president of the GM Foundation. "While building trucks that people love is why we’re here, the Community Grants Program empowers our neighbors and fosters sustainable change in the community."
The recipients and their programs include:
- American Cancer Society Great Lakes Region for its Road to Recovery, Wig Banks and Reach to Recovery programs
- Arts United for its Arts Advocacy Programs including Taste of the Arts Festival, Arts Tix Community Box Office, Arts & Culture Forecast and Amplify Art!
- Little River Wetlands Project for year-round wetlands education
- Science Central public programming including FIRST® LEGO® League, Festival of Trains, Countdown to Noon, Winterval and Egg Drop
- TekVenture for its Youth Initiative
- United Way of Allen County for its 2-1-1 VITA Project
Indiana Secretary of Commerce Victor Smith says GM’s community grants demonstrates the automaker’s dedication to the community. The GM Fort Wayne plant produces the GMC Sierra and Chevrolet Silverado trucks.