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GM Foundation Donates $20,000 to Area Organizations Through Plant City Grants Program
Updated August 22, 2014 7:17 AM | Filed under: Business
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Representative Eric Koch presented Eric Gonzales with 70th Anniversary Commemorative Award for the plant.
Representative Eric Koch, Christina Lampton, Eric Gonzales, Bedford Powertrain Plant Manager,Bedford Mayor Shawna Girgis

(BEDFORD) - The General Motors Foundation today donated $20,000 to two nonprofit organizations in the Bedford community through the Plant City Grants program.

The grant presentation took place at General Motors' Bedford Powertrain plant, where grants were presented to United Way of South Central Indiana and Community Foundation Partnership, Inc.

"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 GM Foundation President Vivian Pickard. "Through these grants, we continue our mission to give back and build stronger communities where GM does business."

The Plant City Grants presentation was held during Bedford Powertrain plant's community open house event, which featured plant tours, a car show, concessions and multiple vendor displays.

"We couldn't be happier to support these nonprofit organizations," said Bedford Powertrain Plant Manager Eric Gonzales. "It is important that we are good community neighbors, and these grants provided by the GM Foundation allow us to give back in a big way each year."

Representative Eric Koch presented Gonzales with 70th Anniversary Commemorative Award for the plant.

Gonzales, presented the awards to the local non-profit organizations in behalf of the GM Foundation.

Accepting the grant for the United Way of South Central Indiana was Christina Lampton and accepting the grant for the Community Foundation Partnership Inc. was Bedford Mayor Shawna Girgis.

The GM Foundation grants are given to a wide variety of organizations across the country that families rely on to provide much needed services, improve education and impact the quality of life within their respective communities. The grants to these organizations and institutions will make these communities even greater places to work, live and grow.

About the GM Foundation

Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to American charities, educational organizations and to disaster relief efforts worldwide.

The GM Foundation focuses on supporting Education, Health and Human Services, the Environment and Community Development initiatives, mainly in the communities where GM operates. Funding of the GM Foundation comes solely from GM. The last contribution to the GM Foundation was made in 2001.

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