The catalyst for the start of the Nissan Foundation in 1992 was a crisis: three weeks of violent civil unrest that occurred near the headquarters for Nissan’s U.S. sales operations in Southern California. The Foundation was created to support solutions to conflicts and foster greater understanding among people from different racial or ethnic backgrounds.
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.
Nissan today announced that it is now the official automotive partner of Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), building on an existing platform of support between the company and the well-known veterans' support organization.
Nissan today announced a $50,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts after devastating floods and tornadoes ripped through communities in Texas and Oklahoma this month. Areas affected include the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, together with the Irving, Denton, Weatherford, Cleburne, Corsicana, Terrell, Greenville and McKinney areas.
In support of Nissan USA's high profile "Red Thumb" campaign launched in conjunction with NBC and Maroon 5 front man Adam Levine, Nissan's LM P1 drivers are proud to lend their support to the "Don't text and drive" cause.