GM Foundation donates $80,000 through grants




Marilyn Costigan (holding up water test unit) of Water and Woods Field Service Council (Boy Scouts), Jamie Gaskin of the United Way of Genesee County and Amy Krug of Priority Children conduct tests on samples taken from the Kearsley Creek at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum.

Marilyn Costigan (holding up water test unit) of Water and Woods Field Service Council (Boy Scouts), Jamie Gaskin of the United Way of Genesee County and Amy Krug of Priority Children conduct tests on samples taken from the Kearsley Creek at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum.

GENESEE COUNTY — The General Motors Foundation announced grants on April 25 totaling $80,000 to support programs at 13 Flint-area nonprofits and organizations that serve children, adults and seniors and address environmental issues in the community.

This is the fifth consecutive year the GM Foundation has issued Plant City Grants in the Flint, bringing its local funding support total to $1.2 million during that period.

“This year, the GM Foundation will provide more than $1.7 million in funding to 209 organizations in 45 plant cities where GM employees live and work,” said Lori Wingerter, vice president of the GM Foundation. “Through this program, the GM Foundation continues its mission to give back to the Flint community to help those local nonprofits and organizations carry on their worthwhile work.”

The GM Foundation distributed $80,000 in grants to the following organizations:

• Flint River Watershed Coalition
• Big Brothers Big Sisters
• Boys and Girls Club of Greater Flint
• Priority Children
• Shelter of Flint

• Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan

• Water & Woods FSC, Boy Scouts of America

• Junior Achievement

• YWCA (Safe House)

• Sloan*Longway

• Food Bank of Eastern Michigan Backpack Program

• Hispanic Technology Community Center

• Wounded Warriors (Fenton High School Program)

The GM Foundation event took place at For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum in Burton, where GM environmental engineers and the Flint River Watershed Coalition guided attendees in water testing activities. — R.S.


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