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Charitable Event Sponsorship

Sponsorships to USA Nonprofits for Events Promoting
Road Safety, Sustainability, and STEM Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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General Motors (GM)

Deadline Date:

Ongoing - Applications must be received at least eight weeks prior to any recognition or print deadline


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Sponsorships to USA nonprofit organizations to support charitable events related to STEM education, sustainable communities, and vehicle and road safety. Additionally, consideration will be given to charitable events benefitting Detroit communities. The funding source seeks to sponsor events and activities that will benefit the mission of the support organization while promoting goodwill in the community.

To serve and improve the communities in which employees live and work, General Motors accepts and considers requests to sponsor charitable events.

Charitable activities/events can include fundraisers, galas, luncheons, dinners, golf outings and community events.

GM gives priority to events that align with our focus areas of STEM education, vehicle and road safety, sustainable communities and Detroit giving.

In addition to focus area alignment, charitable event applications are evaluated to ensure they will successfully:
-Advance GM’s core value of serving and improving communities
-Provide positive exposure consistent with GM and GM brands
-Create opportunity to reach targeted audiences and build relationships
-Demonstrate innovative approaches to address a defined social issue

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183030

Term of Contract:

No multi-year commitments will be considered. Requested funds may not be used retroactively.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations in good standing with the IRS

Funds are not available for the following:
-Capital campaigns, endowments or naming rights opportunities
-Faith-based organizations organized for religious purposes
-Government/tax-supported entities including schools
-Hospitals and medical-related facilities
-Individual requests, such as personal scholarships and vehicle donations
-Political candidates, campaigns or organizations
-Private clubs, fraternities or sororities
-Sports and race teams
-Organizations that discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, marital status, mental or physical ability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received at least eight weeks prior to any recognition or print deadline.

Applicants should allow up to six weeks for the review process.

If there is a need for additional information, GM will contact the organization directly.

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming