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Nissan Foundation to award more than $1 million in grants to nonprofits promoting the value of cultural diversity

June 20, 2023

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today the Nissan Foundation announced that for the first time it is awarding more than $1 million during its annual grant cycle. It is awarding $1.2 million to 39 nonprofits that share and celebrate diverse cultural perspectives, experiences and voices to communities across the country. The grant recipients are based in communities surrounding Nissan facilities in Southern California, Middle Tennessee, Central Mississippi, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Southeast Michigan, New York City and Atlanta.

Fresh off its 30th anniversary, the Nissan Foundation has awarded nearly $16 million to approximately 150 nonprofits since its founding in 1992. The Nissan Foundation was created as a direct response to the civil unrest that followed the Rodney King trial verdict. At that time, Nissan’s then U.S. sales headquarters was based just blocks from the riot’s epicenter.

Read the full press release here.