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.
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.
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.
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:
to explore their potential for achievement
to community problems
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:
Honda Development and Manufacturing of America does not make grants to:
Historically, Honda Development and Manufacturing of America funding has not supported:
Associate Giving and Volunteerism
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 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.