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Detroit Regional Chamber, General Motors to Launch NeighborHUB Grant Program

MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich., May 31, 2018 – Today, General Motors (GM) and the Detroit Regional Chamber announced a new neighborhood grant program designed to boost activity in Detroit’s neighborhoods at the Mackinac Policy Conference. The NeighborHUB Community Grant program will award five $30,000 grants and in-kind business support to nonprofit organizations that propose the most innovative and collaborative solutions to the issues facing the city’s neighborhoods.

The application period will launch this summer and is open to nonprofit organizations located in the city of Detroit.

Successful proposals will have two main components:

  1. Programming focused on needs identified by the community.
  2. Improving an accessible physical space to house the programming – i.e. a vacant storefront or within an existing building.

“Detroit’s renaissance is dependent on the future sustainability of the neighborhoods beyond the downtown district,” said Tammy Carnrike, chief operating officer for the Detroit Regional Chamber. “A stronger Detroit – in all corners – will boost economic growth in our region, which is why we are partnering with GM to empower residents and neighborhoods through the nonprofit organizations that are closest to the communities.”

The NeighborHUB program is a collaborative effort between the Chamber and GM, and is designed to empower residents to affect change in their neighborhoods through physical presence and innovative programming.

“We’re looking for organizations that are willing to collaborate with their neighborhood businesses, residents, schools, local government and other nonprofits to create solutions to the problems that are most important to them,” said Terry Rhadigan, executive director of Corporate Giving at GM.

Organizations interested in applying should stay tuned to www.detroitchamber.com/neighborhub for details including the application launch date, deadlines, processes, and other program resources.

About the Detroit Regional Chamber
Serving the business community for more than 100 years, the Detroit Regional Chamber is one of the oldest, largest and most respected chambers of commerce in the country. The Chamber’s mission of powering the economy for Southeast Michigan is carried out through economic development, education reform, regional collaboration and providing valuable benefits to members. For more information, please visit detroitchamber.com.

About General Motors
General Motors Co. (NYSE:GM) has leadership positions in the world’s largest and fastest-growing automotive markets. GM, its subsidiaries and joint venture entities sell vehicles under the Chevrolet, Cadillac, Baojun, Buick, GMC, Holden, Jiefang and Wuling brands. More information on the company and its subsidiaries, including OnStar, a global leader in vehicle safety, security and information services, can be found at http://www.gm.com.

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