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Since 1984, the American Honda Foundation has awarded more than $32 million in grants to community organizations serving 115 million people.

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  • Honda Campus All-Star Challenge | Friends for Life

    Celebrating HBCU excellence, Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is one of Honda’s largest and longest running philanthropic initiatives in the United States. Since 1989, the program has awarded more than $7.5 million in grants to participating HBCUs, impacting the lives of over 100,000 students across 22 states. Although the competition during matches is fierce, HCASC is all about teamwork, perseverance and building friends for life! #hcasc

  • Honda Edheads Manufacturing Video Game

    As one effort to create enthusiasm among younger students, Honda worked with Edheads, a Hilliard, Ohio educational game developer, to create a first-of-its kind manufacturing video game designed for classroom use. The game teaches logic, critical thinking and takes the user right to the engine manufacturing line where they apply math and problem solving skills to find answers to real world problems.

  • Honda Supports Marysville Early College STEM High School

    Honda is supporting the Marysville Early College STEM High School, which was developed through a collaborative partnership with Marysville schools, Columbus State Community College, Ohio Hi Point Career Center, Honda and the Union County Chamber of Commerce. The project was funded with a State of Ohio “Straight A Fund” grant. Honda has worked with the school to select lab equipment, lay out the space, select an instructor and develop the curriculum for the manufacturing pathway. Honda technicians and engineers are also creating opportunities for the students to learn about these exciting manufacturing careers through tours and know-how sharing.

  • Jack and Barbara Nicklaus and The Honda Classic Give Back

    Honda joined Jack and Barbara Nicklaus in Palm Beach Gardens, FL to see how The Honda Classic and the Nicklaus family have teamed up to benefit children's healthcare throughout Florida. Since its inception 34 years ago, the tournament has raised more than $25 million for charity, benefiting hundreds of organizations throughout Florida.

  • 2015 Honda Power of Dreams Award Winner

    For more than a decade, Honda Battle of the Bands has provided a platform for top marching bands from America’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to showcase their electrifying musical talent. The Honda Power of Dreams Award – presented in 2015 for the first time – was given to Ms. Audrey Stradford, for her lifelong dedication to serving the Tennessee State University community. Thank you, ‘Miss Audrey’ for all that you do! Learn more at #HBOB

  • What Makes a Honda Is Who Makes a Honda: Honda Racing at Thunderhill

    Racing is a part of Honda’s DNA. Each year, the Honda Race Club participates in 25 Hours of Thunderhill, the longest endurance sports car race in America. Associates from across the company come together to challenge for the win and demonstrate the commitment necessary to succeed in the rigorous twice-around-the-clock event.

  • What Makes a Honda Is Who Makes a Honda: Alex’s Story

    Meet Alex, a Honda process engineer who believes it’s his job to makes things better. He helps make Honda better by working on the Civic, but he also helps make his community better helping minority youth realize “the power of dreams.”

  • What Makes a Honda Is Who Makes a Honda: Freddie’s Story

    Freddie is a senior production manager at Honda Power Equipment Manufacturing in North Carolina. He was one of the first 50 employees hired in 1985, and he took the opportunity to grow with the company. He also serves as sergeant at arms for the Hawfields Civitan Club, a nonprofit organization that supports community causes. Whether supporting co-workers or the community, Freddie is what makes a Honda.

  • Honda Community Partner Spotlight: A-MAN

    For more than 25 years, the African-American Male Achievers Network (A-MAN) has utilized science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) as a motivational tool to advance the educational and professional development of minority students in Los Angeles County. Honda applauds and supports A-MAN for providing much-needed opportunities for under-represented populations in STEM career fields. Learn more at

  • Community Partners Spotlight: Honda Explorers

    Every week, Honda’s Training Center in Torrance, CA transforms into an interactive workshop that prepares local teens for automotive careers through hands-on technical training and professional development. It’s one of the many ways Honda Associates give back to the communities in which we live and work.

  • What Makes a Honda Is Who Makes a Honda: Jon’s Story

    Jon believes that for Honda to be a company that the world wants to exist, Honda must give back to society. He uses his love of aviation to volunteer his time to help multiple charities. Through his involvement in Pilots N Paws, he has transferred over 200 animals from kill shelters to non-kill shelters or to new homes. Jon is who makes a Honda.

  • Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), Honda Community Partner

    In neighborhoods often overrun by poverty, crime and a feeling of hopelessness, for 25 years, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) has been investing in youth to build stronger communities. HOLA provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities. The American Honda Foundation has assisted communities in deriving long-term benefits by supporting organizations, including HOLA, that educate youth with a specific focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Learn more at

  • Honda Associates in Alabama Donate More Than 3,200 Items during Toy and Food Drive

    Over two weeks, associates from Honda in Alabama filled 17 bins full of games, canned goods, guitars, dolls, basketballs, toy trucks and action figures. In total, the team donated more than 3,200 items (including more than 50 bicycles) to make a difference for residents in five Alabama counties.

    Our team nominated non-profit organizations that could help distribute the food and toys. We selected seven, including Jacksonville Christian Outreach Center in Calhoun County; Charity Pig Roast and The Love Center in Etowah County; Lincoln Fire and Police in Talladega County; The Christian Love Pantry in St. Clair County, and The Lovelady Center and Pathways in Jefferson County.

Thinking Positive

Honda’s new Corporate Social Responsibility website showcasees Honda’s efforts and dedication through four main pillars – environment, diversity, community, and education,  as well as a section detailing ”what we believe.” Each pillar features Honda associates and our community partners sharing programs and initiatives about which they are passionate. Join in the conversation today at




The Honda Campus All-Star Challenge is one of the original diversity programs created by Honda. Launched in 1989, it was the first-ever academic competition between students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). To date, more than 50,000 HBCU students have participated, and Honda has awarded millions of dollars in grants to the universities. Honda associates are active program participants, serving as volunteers in scoring, judging, and logistics.


Honda helped create the National Youth Project Using Minibikes (NYPUM) program in 1969 as an innovative way to positively impact the lives of disadvantaged youth ages 11 to 17.  With Honda's continued support, the program has expanded to 50 communities in 23 states from coast to coast. 


Honda’s Washington, D.C. office has worked through The Trust for the National Mall, the official non-profit partner of the National Park Service, to donate Honda Power Equipment products. 


Honda’s Washington, D.C. office participates in the Everybody Wins! Power Lunch, a lunchtime literacy and mentoring program to improve students’ reading skills and attitudes. Each week, Honda volunteers use their lunch break to visit a nearby elementary school for one-on-one reading with a student. Hundreds of Honda associates in California are active in the Rolling Readers program that connects volunteers with local classrooms.


Honda Battle of the Bands was the first national program created to showcase the pageantry and showmanship of the HBCUs. Honda also funds the nation’s only HBCU scholarship of its kind, a contribution to the music scholarship program at each school.


Honda supports Students Run L.A., an after-school physical fitness and mentoring program that encourages at-risk youth in grades 7 through 12 to train for and complete the Honda Los Angeles Marathon. The program has served more than 51,000 students since 1989. On average, 95 percent of participating high school seniors graduate and 90 percent have plans to go on to college.


Honda’s support of The Living Classrooms Foundation has enabled more than 7,300 students in Washington, D.C. to participate in hands-on educational programs using urban, natural, and maritime resources as “living classrooms.”

Honda opened the Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center (PDC) in Estes Park, Colorado in 1993, seeking to make a lasting contribution to America’s youth. The residential high school focuses on individualized instruction with an emphasis on experiential learning for students who struggle in a traditional setting. The PDC has attracted more than 10,000 educators to learn new methods to use in school systems across the nation.