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The Nissan Foundation opens grant cycle

Written by Mindia Whittier

Funds will be awarded in June 2023.

The Nissan Foundation is accepting Letters of Intent for its 2023 grant cycle. Nonprofits serving communities that surround Nissan’s affiliate locations, including Dallas/Fort Worth, are eligible.

Applicants must have been in existence for more than three years, reflect the mission and core values of the Foundation, and demonstrate creative and replicable solutions. They must also establish clear methodology for measuring results.

The mission of the Nissan Foundation is to build community by valuing culture diversity. It was formed in 1992 in response to the civil unrest that occurred near Nissan North America’s then U.S. sales operations in Southern California following the Rodney King trial verdict.

Over its 30-year history, the Nissan Foundation has awarded nearly $14 million to approximately 150 organizations promoting respect and understanding among cultural and ethnic groups. Nissan Foundation grants are awarded annually to support organizations educating the world on the benefits of a more diverse and inclusive society.

For the 2022 grant cycle, the Nissan Foundation initially reviewed 67 letters of intent and 37 proposals from nonprofits in seven U.S. states where Nissan has an operational presence. The 2022 grantees and the projects that were funded in each state in the last grant cycle across the country can be viewed online.

Applicants for the 2023 grant cycle may submit a Letter of Intent online. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. on Nov. 8.

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Mindia Whittier