Honda Canada Foundation
Designed to support several organizations across Canada, the Honda Canada Foundation is widely recognized as one of the most valued corporate partners in the country. The foundation gives most of its donations in the form of grants, which can be applied for through an easy application process. Dedicated to making Canadian society better for all individuals, the foundation’s projects and donations have varied widely in size and function since its inception in 2007. This is just one more way Honda gives back to the communities to which it belongs.
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There are few restrictions on who can receive a Honda Canada Foundation grant, as long as it contributes to bettering the well-being of individuals, communities, or the environment. In fact, the foundation logo is designed to reflect its three main focuses: education, environment, and engineering. Charities must be imaginative, youthful, scientific, forward-thinking, and/or humanistic, and they must recognize and respond to the changing needs of various communities.
Who Receives Support?
Honda currently supports a range of Canadian charity groups, many of which are well-recognized for their contributions to humanistic and environmental efforts. These include, but are not limited to:
- Yellow Brick House
- Chum City Christmas Wish
- Markham Food Bank
- Canadian Red Cross
- Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation
- Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
- Second Harvest
- Make a Wish Foundation
- Centre for Dreams
- Canadian Cancer Society
- Saint Justine UHC Foundation
- Georgian College Marketing Team
- Foundation Bel Essor
- Ralley Vert
How Does Honda Provide Support?
In addition to publicly supporting charitable groups, Honda is dedicated to several other aspects of support. These include monetary donations, volunteer participation, building projects, education programs, fundraising strategies and marketing, as well as initiation projects.
For example, the Honda Canada Foundation provides vehicles to the Southern Georgian Bay OPP and the Simcoe County Health Unit to demonstrate proper child-seat installation and use. The company also plants trees every year to help counteract deforestation, planting more than 76,000 trees over the years. The foundation supports engineering and racing groups that develop automotive innovations and safety devices. Additionally, Honda encourages employees to volunteer at charities supported by the brand as well.
The Honda Canada Foundation has now helped more than 1.2 million Canadians through the charitable programs it supports since it began.