GM Foundation donates $100K to area nonprofits

A worker helps to load brand new Chevrolet Spin multi purpose vehicles onto a truck at the General Motors Indonesia manufacturing facility in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. GM launched the $150 million facility that employs 700 people and will have an annual production capacity of 40,000 vehicles on Wednesday. The U.S. automaker said that 20 percent of production will be exported to Thailand and the Philippines, with the rest sold in Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)
A worker helps to load brand new Chevrolet Spin multi purpose vehicles onto a truck at the General Motors Indonesia manufacturing facility in Bekasi, West Java, Indonesia, Wednesday, May 8, 2013. GM launched the $150 million facility that employs 700 people and will have an annual production capacity of 40,000 vehicles on Wednesday. The U.S. automaker said that 20 percent of production will be exported to Thailand and the Philippines, with the rest sold in Indonesia. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

KASNAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The General Motors Foundation has given eight Kansas City area community organizations a total of $100,000 in grants.

The Kansas City Star reports (http://bit.ly/15x0WBZ ) management and union leaders announced the grants during an event at GM’s Fairfax assembly plant in Kansas City, Kan. The recipients are located in Kansas and Missouri.

The donations will go to the American Cancer Society; Blue River Watershed; Communities in Schools, Kansas; Harvesters Community Food Bank; Kansas City, Kansas School Foundation for Excellence; Heart of America Stand Down; Make-A-Wish Foundation, Kansas; and United Way.

The foundation says it’s providing about $1.6 million in funding this year to about 200 organizations in 45 cities where GM operates plants and employees live and work.

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Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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