TORRANCE, Calif., Nov. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Honda Foundation is marking its 30th anniversary in conjunction with Veteran's Day with a series of new, special donations to organizations that provide educational scholarships and support to active military personnel, veterans and their families.
The American Honda Foundation is focused primarily on contributing to organizations involved in youth and scientific education, with a specific emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). Three organizations that will receive support from these special donations from the American Honda Foundation include:
- Folds of Honor provides annual educational scholarships to the families of U.S. service members who have been killed or disabled while in active duty. The American Honda Foundation has provided Folds of Honor with $30,000 for scholarships that support STEM education and aspiring teachers.
- The Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) provides needs-based college scholarship grants, financial aid and educational counseling to the children of Special Operations personnel who have lost their lives in the line of duty. The American Honda Foundation has provided the SOWF with $30,000 for scholarships that support STEM education and aspiring teachers. An additional $10,000 will support SOWF program services, which includes immediate financial assistance to severely-wounded and hospitalized special operations personnel and their families.
- ThanksUSA provides needs-based educational scholarships to the children and spouses of active-duty and reserve U.S. military personnel. The American Honda Foundation has provided ThanksUSA with $30,000 for scholarships that support STEM education and aspiring teachers.
"In researching unmet needs, the American Honda Foundation quickly zeroed-in on military personnel and their families, who have sacrificed for all of us and now need our support," said Alexandra Warnier, executive director of the American Honda Foundation. "The Foundation is proud to support these organizations, which provide the families of our men and women of the U.S. military with the gift of education, creating a legacy for the whole community."
About the American Honda Foundation
Celebrating 30 years of providing strategic grants to nonprofit organizations in the United States, the American Honda Foundation is dedicated to helping prepare America's children for tomorrow's challenges. As such, the Foundation focuses its efforts in the areas of youth and scientific education, with a specific focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and the environment. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $33 million to organizations serving approximately 115 million people in every state in the U.S. For more information please visit http://www.foundation.honda.com.
Honda established operations in America in 1959 and now employs more than 39,000 associates in its North American sales, R&D and manufacturing operations with total capital investment in North America exceeding $22 billion.
Based on its longstanding commitment to "build products close to the customer" Honda operates 16 major manufacturing facilities in North America, producing a wide range of Honda and Acura automobiles, automobile engines and transmissions, Honda all-terrain vehicles, power equipment products such as lawn mowers, mini-tillers and general purpose engines, and the HondaJet light jet, using domestic and globally sourced parts.
SOURCE American Honda Motor Co., Inc.