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What We Fund

Support is provided in the form of programs, projects and general operating.

Honda of America Mfg. (HAM) accepts requests from 501(c)3 public nonprofit organizations only.

At minimum, nonprofits requesting support from HAM must:

  • Be a 501(c)3 public nonprofit charity as sanctioned by the IRS;
  • Must serve the communities in the following Ohio counties: Allen, Champaign, Clark, Delaware, Franklin, Logan, Marion, Montgomery, Shelby and Union.
  • Have a non-discrimination policy in place.

HAM will consider requests from organizations that address or support:

  • Environment
  • Mobility
  • Education – STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) or Cultural Exchange

Only complete grant applications submitted online within the application window will be considered.

What We Do Not Fund

  • Organizations that are not 501(c)3 public charities
  • Programs and projects based outside of the state of Ohio
  • Individuals, for any purpose (e.g. hardship assistance, illness, scholarships)
  • Political or lobbying organizations and/or membership, candidates, committees, or organizations
  • Athletics, teams, sporting events or tournaments of any kind
  • Fraternal, labor or social organizations
  • Churches and religious sectarian organizations, with the exception of those that have an outreach program that benefits the whole community
  • Non-academic educational activities such as bands, choirs, proms, after-proms, graduations, etc.
  • Public service agencies such as police and fire departments
  • Organizations that spend more than 20% of their revenue on overhead and fundraising costs
  • Organizations that discriminate against people on the basis of age, race, creed, gender, handicap, sexual orientation, ethnicity, or national origin
  • Staff positions for government agencies
  • Requests to fund publications, or audio or video productions, unless they serve as supporting materials to a project within our focus
  • Faxed, mailed or emailed requests will not be considered


    What type of support do you provide?
    HAM provides financial grants that support programs and projects that sustain our communities (environment), enhance the quality of life (mobility) and educate youth.

    How does my organization apply for financial support?
    Before submitting an application via our online application portal, please review the Giving Guidelines to assess whether your organization meets our criteria. After reviewing our guidelines, have your charitable tax ID/EIN number ready to submit your request via the application portal.

    When is the grant submission window open?
    HAM’s grant application window is open September 1 – November 30 each year.

    When will I be notified of the results of my request?
    Organizations will be notified of the funding decision in April the following year.

    Can my organization apply for more than one grant?
    Only one application per organization will be considered.

    Can my organization request support from the Honda of America Foundation and Honda of America Mfg.’s Corporate Contributions Program?
    The Honda of America Foundation and Honda of America Mfg.’s Corporate Contributions support different initiatives. Therefore, organizations are encouraged to determine the focus area that aligns with their request and submit through the proper channel.

    Request Sponsorship Support

    Corporate Contribution Application – Step 1 (Process and Timing)

    Requests for 2020 grant support must be submitted between September 1, 2019 and November 30, 2019. Please ensure that all sections of the grant application are complete. Organizations will be notified of the funding decision by April 15, 2020.

    Corporate Contribution Application – Step 2 (Supporting Documentation)

    If your organization meets our eligibility criteria, you will need the following materials in order to complete the grant application:

    • Organization’s Charitable Tax ID/EIN Number
    • List of Board Members
    • Signed Statement of Non-Discrimination – click here to access a blank Statement of Non-Discrimination
    • Most recent Form 990 filed with the IRS
    • Current Organization Operating Budget
    • Most recent Audit – if not available, you will need to provide the last 2 years Balance Sheet and Income Statements
    • Budget related to grant request
    • List of funders from whom you have submitted this same request and the status

    Corporate Contribution Application – Step 3 (Applying for a Grant)

    The grant request window for 2020 funding is currently open until November 30, 2019.

    Grant requests submitted through this website will only be considered by HAM in Ohio, not other Honda companies.

    After you submit a completed application, you will receive an email confirming your grant submission. If you do not receive this email in response to your submission, please email us at grants@ham.honda.com to verify that your grant application was received.

    Organizations will be notified of the funding decision by April 15, 2020.

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