Our origins may be half a world away, but we have very deep roots here in Ohio. From the moment we began mass production in 1979, we’ve strived to be a good neighbor and have been proud to support a variety of philanthropic programs in the communities where we live and work. After all, the vast majority of our associates were born and raised right here in Ohio.
Our charitable giving provides direct financial support to public charities that share our focus. Priority is therefore given to projects that promote cultural enrichment, respond to the social needs and priorities of our communities and stimulate advancements in safety, diversity, youth education and the environment.
There are two ways you can request support for Ohio programs.
For projects, programs or general operations.
For luncheons, dinners and galas that help raise funds for nonprofit organizations.
Access previous applications by clicking here.
Our associates are passionate about supporting their local communities, helping those in need and preserving the environment for future generations.
HondaGO is composed of three pillars, Volunteer - Give - Active, all which represent a personal investment on behalf of our associates who willingly give their time, money and sweat for the causes that matter most to them.
Our associates, retirees and their spouses can volunteer to help their community through HondaGO Volunteer. And volunteer they do, dedicating weekends, evenings and spare time to the community programs of their choice. It’s a passion for helping others we are pleased to support. Which is why every time an associate volunteers 50 hours to a special cause, we award a $250 Dollars for Doers grant.
Since 1995, Honda has supported more than 1,800 volunteers, each one ready to spring into action at a moment’s notice, a force for positive change that has earned more than $1.6 million in Dollars for Doers grants.
Promoting healthy living while also giving our associates more opportunities to support the local community is the core mission of HondaGO Active. Honda partners with local organizations to sponsor various walks, runs and rides for our associates to get involved in that support important causes.
Our associates can pledge their support to our local communities financially by giving through the United Way campaign or the Matching Gift program.
Our company and our associates have been contributing to United Way since 1982. Since then, our annual workplace campaign has provided more than $38 million to the United Way.
Honda’s Matching Gift program is designed to supplement associate-directed funding to cultural and educational organizations. Honda augments the associate’s contribution to eligible organizations with a 50% match. Organizations that may be eligible for this funding include 4-year and 2-year colleges, technical institutes and arts and cultural organizations.
Ohio State University Partnership
To say our partnership with OSU is successful would be an understatement. It’s been lauded for its value to students, the school, the state, our associates and our company. Business Facilities magazine hailed it as a top 5 industry-university partnership.
Through the Center for Occupational Health in Automotive Manufacturing (COHAM), we have created a “real world” manufacturing environment with new production technologies and cutting edge analysis methods. COHAM focuses on worker health. In fact, it is the only university-based full scale manufacturing operation in the world where automobile manufacturers as well as suppliers can test the effects of manufacturing systems on the health of workers.
Transportation Research Center
In 1962, the Transportation Research Center was created between the state and Ohio State University. Today it is an unparalleled, bilateral collaboration between university and industry that spans initiatives in education, research and public service.