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Since 1984, the American Honda Foundation has awarded more than $27 million in grants to community organizations serving 115 million people.

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  • 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.

    It is wonderful to see the team come together, set the goal to provide a holiday full of food and gifts for families in need and really make it happen. The bicycles, toys and food will make this season a special one for so many people. I am so proud of Honda!

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 csr.honda.com.

 
 

 

HONDA CAMPUS ALL-STAR CHALLENGE

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.

NATIONAL YOUTH PROJECT USING MINIBIKES

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. 

THE TRUST FOR THE NATIONAL MALL

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 more than $70,000 in Honda Power Equipment products since 2011. 

EVERYBODY WINS! POWER LUNCH

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

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.

STUDENTS RUN L.A.

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 42,000 students since 1989. On average, 95 percent of participating high school seniors graduate and 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.

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