Nissan: Nissan Foundation awards $700,000 to 27 nonprofits to support building thorough communities

Posted on 29. Jun, 2016 by in Nissan Canada

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Nissan Foundation currently announced a house of directors has awarded $700,000 in grants to nonprofits in 7 states to support innovative programs that mangle down governmental barriers and build thorough communities by preparation and outreach. The Nissan Foundation has awarded some-more than $9.3 million to date.

The grants will account 27 projects, including Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, a drop-out impediment program, that helps support pursuit attainment, pursuit survival, care development, life presence skills, mercantile empowerment and informative diversity; a Oasis Center “Building Bridges” program, that serves 300 Nashville youths annually with anti-discrimination/anti-violence programming during schools; and a U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants “Neighbor-to-Neighbor Project,” that provides propagandize programs, employer training and workshops on amicable services for Iraqi immigrants in Detroit.

“The organizations and projects comparison for 2016 paint those who yield culturally different and applicable programs in communities where Nissan operates,” pronounced Scott Becker, boss of a Nissan Foundation. “The Nissan Foundation is unapproachable to support their missions to heighten people’s lives and open doors to new ways of bargain a neighbors and a universe we live in.”

The Nissan Foundation was founded in 1992 after 3 weeks of aroused polite disturbance occurred nearby a domicile for Nissan’s U.S. sales operations afterwards in Southern California. The Foundation was combined as a courteous response to a governmental need that still affects communities currently – ancillary internal organizations that encourage a value of informative farrago in American multitude and encourage larger amicable and secular equality.

Diversity has remained a core value of Nissan. Thirty-eight percent of Nissan’s U.S. business are ethnically diverse, a top among vital automakers in a U.S.

This year, a Foundation reviewed 33 proposals from nonprofits located in Southern California, North Central Texas, Middle Tennessee, Central Mississippi, Eastern Michigan, and a New York and Atlanta metro areas. Grant recipients encourage informative farrago opposite a accumulation of arts, education, amicable and open programs.

2016 Grant Recipients





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About a Nissan Foundation
Established in 1992, a goal of a Nissan Foundation is to build village by valuing informative diversity. The Nissan Foundation is partial of Nissan North America’s joining to “enrich people’s lives” by assisting to accommodate a needs of communities via a U.S. by munificent investments, corporate overdo sponsorships, in-kind donations and other free contributions.

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan’s operations embody automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, placement and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving a sourroundings underneath a Nissan Green Program and has been famous annually by a U.S Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of a Year given 2010. More information on Nissan in North America and a finish line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online during and, or revisit a U.S. media sites and

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan’s second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is partial of a Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with some-more than 247,500 employees globally, Nissan sole 5.32 million vehicles and generated income of 11.38 trillion yen (USD 103.6 billion) in mercantile year 2014. Nissan delivers a extensive operation of some-more than 60 models underneath a Nissan, Infiniti and Datsun brands. Nissan leads a universe in zero-emission mobility, dominated by sales of a LEAF, a initial mass-market, pure-electric vehicle. It is a best-selling EV in story with roughly 50% share of a zero-emission car segment. For some-more information on a products, services and joining to tolerable mobility, revisit a website during


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Steve Yaeger
Corporate Communications
Nissan North America
Phone: 615-725-4443

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