the communities
we call home.

Staying involved with our community is critically important to all of us here at Honda. That’s why we stand ready to make charitable donations, volunteer our time and lend a hand in any way we can. Here are a few ways we do our best to be a good neighbor.

  • Week(s) of Service Park Cleanup

    Saturday, October 28, a group of AAP associates volunteered to cleanup East Lake Park in Birmingham with the Black Warrior Riverkeepers. The group removed 141.8lbs of litter from the area.

  • AAP Volunteer Day

    Friday, July 23, Alabama Auto Plant associates volunteered at the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind to help with campus beautification as the school prepared for the new school year and the return of students.

  • Week(s) of Service Blood Drive

    Wednesday, July 14, the Alabama Auto Plant conducted an on-site blood drive as part of the annual Team Honda Week(s) of Service. AAP had numerous associates donate blood for the drive that benefitted the American Red Cross.

  • MLK Day of Service

    Martin Luther King, Jr. served as an inspiration to millions of Americans. Count us among those moved by his example. That’s why we partner with Hands on Birmingham to support the MLK Day of Service.

  • Read Across America Day

    Every year, around Dr. Seuss’ birthday, schools across our nation celebrate Read Across America Day. We participate by donating books and reading to young students.

  • Disaster Relief

    ​On April 27, 2011, tornadoes ravaged our state, affecting our community, our neighbors and people on our team. More than 1,500 of our associates put their time and efforts into assisting with the recovery. In addition, we donated food, blood, water, clothing, toiletries, and partnered with local nonprofits to help those in need.

  • School Supply Drive

    Every August our associates collect supplies for students at Lincoln and Stemley Road Elementary schools. Last year, we collected more than 1,800 new supplies, including pencils, notebooks, erasers and more.

  • Holiday Toy and Food Drive

    ​The generosity of our associates comes out strong during our annual holiday toy and food drive. In 2013, we collected more than 3,200 items to help spread joy throughout our community.

Financial Support

​We’re proud to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that promote cultural enrichment, respond to social needs and stimulate advancements in safety, diversity, youth education and the environment.


​What We Look For In Grant Proposals

Program Areas
Honda Development and Manufacturing of America supports programs and organizations in the areas of education, arts and culture, civic and community, health, safety and human services and the environment.

Geographic Focus
Priority consideration will be given for projects within the Central Alabama area where our associates live and work — Calhoun, Etowah, Jefferson, St. Clair and Talladega counties. In addition, Honda considers projects on a case-by-case basis outside this area if the projects reflect our priorities of interest.

The Nature of the Program
Honda Development and Manufacturing of America places its priorities on the support of programs — particularly education. We believe the best use of our funding is not so much in supporting annual operating budgets, but in supporting programs that can make a difference in the communities in which our associates live and work.

​Honda believes certain qualities contribute to success in any endeavor, including creativity, innovation and imagination. Honda favors programs that:

Challenge Individuals

to explore their potential for achievement

Provide Innovative approaches

to community problems

Reflect Our Company's spirit

of seeking the toughest challenges and approaching them with youthfulness and creativity


in a manner that promotes fairness throughout our community

The Quality of the Program
To evaluate a proposal, the following questions are considered:

  • Is this organization uniquely suited to meeting the challenge of the proposal?
  • How do the activities of the organization benefit the community?
  • Will the program be carried out in an efficient and effective manner?
  • Is the project budget complete and realistic? Are the objectives measurable?

Funding Limitations

Honda Development and Manufacturing of America does not make grants to:

  • Individuals or scholarship programs
  • Religious or political groups
  • Organizations that are not tax-exempt under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code paragraph 501(c)(3)
  • Organizations outside the state of Alabama

Historically, Honda Development and Manufacturing of America funding has not supported:

  • Conferences or workshops
  • Seminars or pageants
  • Field trips, extracurricular school activities or athletic teams
  • Fraternal or veterans organizations
  • Courtesy advertisements, lobbying organizations, memberships or legal advocacy
  • Staff salaries
  • Capital campaign projects
  • Pilot programs

​Application Process

For questions regarding submitting a grant or sponsorship request please contact

Associate Giving and Volunteerism

HondaGO Volunteer
Over the last 18 years, through the HondaStar and Volunteer Summer programs, more than 9,196 associates, friends and family members have volunteered more than 175,000 hours to local nonprofit organizations. The Team HDMA volunteer spirit continues with HondaGO, a new five-hour volunteer program for associates, spouses and retirees that provides a $100 HondaGO Volunteer contribution to a 501(c)3 organization. For more information, please access the HondaGO volunteer guidelines and application form.

United Way
United Way fills so many important needs for our community. That’s why our associates have been so passionate about contributing since we began production in 2001. And it’s why we gladly match 40 cents for every dollar given by our associates.

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