The Nissan Foundation today announced its board of directors has awarded $700,000 in grants to nonprofits in seven states to support innovative programs that break down societal barriers and build inclusive communities through education and outreach. The Nissan Foundation has awarded more than $9.3 million to date.
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today the appointment of its first chief sustainability officer, senior vice president Hitoshi Kawaguchi. As chief sustainability officer, Kawaguchi's responsibilities include representing the company on global sustainability issues.
Nissan volunteers will add hard hats and tool belts to their work attire as they continue a partnership with Habitat for Humanity Mississippi Capital Area (HFHMCA) that began nearly a decade ago. Nissan is focusing its efforts on Greenview Drive – the deteriorated south Jackson street that is being revitalized thanks to HFHMCA and its supporters.
Nissan once again received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award, the highest honor given to top organizations dedicated to protecting the environment by making their operations more energy efficient. This marks the fifth consecutive year that Nissan has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its continued commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and improving energy management.
Today Nissan and BankPlus will award 34 grants totaling $89,360 to fund creative educational projects taught by teachers in the Canton and Madison County school districts. The Nissan/BankPlus Education Mini-Grant Program, administered by the Community Foundation of Greater Jackson, has awarded $560,000 to local schools since the program was created in 2007.
Ten years after its first donation to Habitat for Humanity, Nissan today announced a $1 million grant to help build affordable, sustainable homes in partnership with families in need of decent housing and to support Habitat's disaster response efforts.