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for more than 100 years,
detroit has been home to
gm’s global headquarters

That’s why we have aligned specific areas of focus to the needs of Detroit and its residents. Last year alone, GM invested nearly $10.5 million with local nonprofits that are delivering lasting change.

The roadmap below highlights some of the nonprofits we work with to help make Detroit a great place to learn, work, and thrive.


Forgotten Harvest & Gleaners
Reducing food insecurity and promoting classroom readiness by providing 800,000+ pounds of
food for Detroit students and
their families.

United Way
Accelerating Detroit’s revitalization through programs to provide early childhood education and build college and career pathways.

Introducing artificial intelligence concepts and technologies to families through hands-on building challenges and projects to create solutions to community problems.

Get Schooled Detroit
Making the path to post-secondary education more accessible for low-income high school students by “gamifying” the college-prep process.


Beyond Basics
Providing young adults and families with world-class literacy development, GED and high school diploma prep, resume and essay writing, art and culture enrichment and more, housed inside the Durfee Innovation Society.

Tiny Homes Detroit
Helping to create a pathway to homeownership for low-income Detroit women by building tiny houses on reclaimed city blocks. Financial education classes and an affordable rent-to-own model will allow participants to own their tiny homes after seven years.

Vehicles for Change
Building a bridge to sustainable careers for unemployed and underemployed Detroiters by providing training and mentoring for them to serve as automotive technicians.


Cody Rouge Neighborhood
Deeply engaging with Quicken Loans, DTE Energy and the Skillman Foundation to strengthen the Cody Rouge neighborhood in a first-of-its-kind collaboration utilizing financial and volunteer support.

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy
Promoting vibrancy and community in the heart of downtown Detroit through support of activities that bring residents and visitors to the riverfront.

Michigan Science Center
Bringing STEM careers to life for 4th-8th grade girls in Detroit Public Schools with hands-on learning and mentoring through the center’s STEMinista Project.