At Urban Science, we take pride in our ability to drive progress into every corner of the automotive industry – and in the communities where our global team members live and work. We also take pride in supporting the tremendous efforts of other organizations, particularly nonprofits, that share in our commitment to creating stronger communities. That’s why we launched our annual Community Giving grant program – which engages our global team members to nominate a nonprofit of their choice to receive a microgrant up to $1,000 awarded in their honor – many years ago.

This year, 30 organizations were nominated by Urban Scientists working across our 20 global offices, and after the list was compiled, our team members around the globe voted for their top 10 choices to determine which nonprofits would receive $1,000 microgrants. The voting period is now closed, and we’re pleased to announce our winning nonprofits:

$1,000 Community Giving grant recipients

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – New York
  • Forgotten Harvest – Michigan
  • Fundación Teletón México A.C. – Mexico
  • The Giving Kitchen – Colorado
  • The Little Red Dog – California
  • Mother to Mother – Tennessee
  • Palestine Children’s Relief Fund – Palestine
  • Parenting Special Children – United Kingdom
  • Ride to Fly – Therapeutic Horseback Riding – California
  • World Central Kitchen (WCK) – Washington D.C.

$250 Community Giving grant recipients

  • The Association of Traumatic Brain Injury (ADACE) – Spain
  • Be Kind – Michigan
  • Centro de Estudios Rurales y Agricultura Internacional (CERAI) – Spain
  • DKMS – New York
  • Ele’s Place – Michigan
  • First Tee Greater Detroit – Michigan
  • Fundjavë Ndryshe – Albania
  • GLIESE581g – Italy
  • Life Remodeled – Michigan
  • Lung Cancer Foundation of America – California
  • MiBiKids – Germany
  • Mt. Holiday – Michigan
  • National Alliance on Mental Health – Virgina
  • National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Colorado
  • NW Goldberg Cares – Michigan
  • St. Cyril and St. Methodius International Foundation – Bulgaria
  • Vista Maria – Michigan

As an organization that employs over 850 people across 20 global offices, we’re grateful to be in a position to help these nonprofits further their missions of service as they work tirelessly to make a positive impact. And to our own change makers, we thank you for your participation and for proudly supporting our mission to drive change and progress in the places where we live and work – and to build a global community that’s inclusive, ethical and inspiring. We look forward to following up on some of our nominees and their connections to the organizations above in the future.

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