Mazda Awards $350,000 in Charitable Grants
Cox Mazda is a family business so we can truly appreciate the support that Mazda gives to children, education, and the environment. Since 1992, Mazda has given over $8 million to disaster relief charities, environmental programs, food banks, educational scholarships, and children’s organizations. This year, Mazda is giving $300,000 in grants to 11 community enriching non-profit organizations. In addition, $50,000 more will be given to organizations selected by the five regional Mazda North American Offices. Here are some of the recently announced organizations that Mazda is helping sponsor.
- Operation Rebound Program of the Challenged Athletes Foundation supports injured military personnel who are pursuing competitive athletics or active lifestyles.
- Clemson University International Center For Automotive Research is an advanced education program in a high-tech setting that focuses on automotive and transportation research. The Mazda Foundation helps to fund the Mazda Annual Graduate Fellowship for students studying automotive engineering.
- Dillard University, located in downtown New Orleans, is a small liberal arts college with a history of primarily African-American students. Mazda provides scholarships to students studying business and international business.
- Gleaners Community Food Bank partnered with Mazda in 2010 to provide a mobile emergency food bank. This trailer full of healthy and hearty food is distributed to disadvantaged and unemployed families in the Detroit area.
- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund is awarded to Latino students attending the University of California at Irvine and California State University at Fullerton and four other community colleges. To date, 188 students have received at total of $670,000
- Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California will use funds from the Mazda Foundation to build two new operating rooms.
- Student Conservation Association and Mazda created Save Our American Resources, which provides a natural resource assistant in a national park in each of the 50 states.
- Youth For Understanding provides six American high school students a trip to Japan each summer in order to learn about Japanese culture in the home of a host family.
The Mazda Family Cares About Community
At Cox Mazda in Bradenton, FL, we’re happy to be a part of the Mazda family that gives back to its communities. By giving to these organizations, the Mazda Foundation demonstrates an interest in making the world a better place.