Five local charities receive GM Foundation grants


— On Saturday, September 23, 2017, the General Motors Foundation in partnership with GM’s Baltimore Operations team provided a $40,000 grant to five local charities. Eric Shelhorn, the new GM Baltimore Operations Plant Manager made the announcement during the plant’s 7th Annual Classic Car Cruis’in.

The charities receiving the grants are: Maryland United Way, $10,000.00; The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region, $10,000.00; Junior Achievement of Central Maryland, $10,000.00; Maryland Food Bank, $5,000.00; and Baltimore American Indian Center, $5,000.00.

Maryland State Senator Kathy Klausmeier attended the event and gave out proclamations to each of the recipient organizations for their efforts, and to General Motors for consistently helping those in the community in which their employees work and live.

The car show raised $1,645 for the White Marsh Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company. Last year, General Motors donated six acres of Baltimore Operations land to the organization to build their new facility.

This year, the GM Foundation will provide $2 million in funding to nearly 200 organizations in 45 plant cities. Since 1976, the General Motors Foundation has donated nearly $1 billion to U.S. charities, educational organizations and disaster relief efforts worldwide. In 2016, the company began transitioning from a U.S.-focused, foundation-based giving model to a global social impact strategy to promote economic growth around the world.