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Community Involvement

People’s Lives

"Enriching people's lives" is the global vision of Nissan and all its operating companies across the world. Nissan supports this vision by improving the quality of life in the communities where it operates.

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Two impactful programs for our communities

Since 1992, the Nissan Foundation has awarded millions of dollars to 150+ organizations promoting respect and understanding of America's rich cultural heritage.

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Grantee Spotlight

Habitat for Humanity

Since 2005, Nissan has proudly supported, collaborated and partnered with Habitat for Humanity to make homeownership a reality.

In 2023, we proudly renewed our commitment with a Nissan Neighbors grant award of $1.3 million in support of building projects in Nissan operational communities across the United States.

Nissan and Habitat for Humanity at a glance:

  • 18 years of partnership
  • 160 donated vehicles,
  • 112,000+ volunteer hours
  • $21 million+ in contributions
  • 50+ communities impacted
  • 300+ families in new homes

Nissan Neighbors

Nissan Neighbors is a community-focused initiative dedicated to improving communities through charitable contributions and in-kind donations to nonprofit organizations working in three focus areas: education, the environment and humanitarian services.

Nissan Neighbors - How to apply

Nissan Neighbors is dedicated to improving communities where our employees live and work.

Who can apply

Organizations applying for grants through Nissan Neighbors must meet the following requirements:

  • Have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
  • Support project compatible with one of the Nissan Neighbors focus areas
  • Serve communities surrounding Nissan's operations in:    
    • Middle Tennessee
    • Central Mississippi
    • Dallas/Ft. Worth
    • Southeast Michigan
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The mission of the Nissan Foundation – to build community by valuing culture diversity - is as relevant today as it was when it was founded in 1992.

Since its creation the Nissan Foundation has awarded over $16 million to more than 150 nonprofits.

Nissan Foundation:

Nissan formed the Nissan Foundation in 1992 in response to the civil unrest that occurred near its then U.S. sales operations following the Rodney King trial verdict. Since its founding, the Nissan Foundation has annually awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to nonprofit organizations that support the Foundation’s mission.




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The Nissan Foundation - How to apply

Every year the Nissan Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations whose programs explore and celebrate cultural diversity and heritage. Examples of the work of the Nissan Foundation and its philanthropy  can be found on the Nissan Official U.S. Newsroom.

The Nissan Foundation grant cycle

Letters of intent are welcome in October. Organizations invited to submit a full proposal are notified in January. Proposals are due in March, and awards are announced in June. Funded projects must be implemented no earlier than July and can run through June of the following year.

The 2024 grant cycle of the Nissan Foundation is underway. The window for letters of intent concluded on November 3, 2023. If you submitted a letter of intent for the 2024 cycle, you will hear more information from the Nissan Foundation in January 2024. If you have not yet submitted a letter of intent for Nissan Foundation but are interested in doing so, please check back in September 2024 for dates and information on the 2025 grant cycle.

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