At the American Honda Foundation, we try to build bridges to the future, the community and the youth of the country. We believe that children come first and we strive to give them a fresh start through the organizations, program grants, and projects we fund Grants and programs for youth minorities

American Honda Foundation

More than 25 Years of Changing Lives - One Dream at a Time


Since 1984, more than $32 million have been awarded to organizations serving over 115 million people in every state in the U.S.
AHF was established by American Honda Motor Co., Inc., to commemorate its 25th anniversary in the United States and to show its appreciation of America's support through the years. It is Honda's desire that in every community in which it does business society will want Honda to exist.

Mission Statement

Help meet the needs of American society in the areas of youth and scientific education by awarding grants to nonprofits, while strategically assisting communities in deriving long-term benefits.


The American Honda Foundation engages in grant making that reflects the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies, which are characterized by the following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects in addition to the environment. When considering the American Honda Foundation as a potential funding source, please note the following:

Eligible Organizations:

Nonprofit charitable organizations classified as a 501(c) (3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or a public school district, private/public elementary and secondary schools as listed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).
To be considered for funding organizations MUST have two years of audited financial statements examined by an independent CPA for the purpose of expressing an opinion if gross revenue is $500,000 or more. If gross revenue is less than $500,000, and the organization does not have audits, it may submit two years of financial statements accompanied by an independent CPA's review report instead.
Geographic Scope:
Funding Priority:
Youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy
Other Important Information:
  • Organizations may only submit one request in a 12-month period. This includes colleges and universities with several departments/outreach programs
  • The grant range is from $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period
  • Proposals should be submitted online. Click here to start the online process
  • No faxed applications will be accepted
  • Support materials such as annual reports, pamphlets/brochures, newsletters, articles, DVDs, etc. should be mailed to the following address:
    American Honda Foundation
    1919 Torrance Blvd.
    Mailstop: 100-1W-5A
    Torrance, CA 90501-2746

Beware of Email and Text Scams: Fraudulent emails and texts claiming to be from the American Honda Foundation are targeting individuals stating they have been awarded a large grant and requesting administrative or handling fees to receive the grant. The American Honda Foundation has an in-depth online grant application process and does not request any type of fees. If you receive a communication that appears to be from the American Honda Foundation requesting any type of payment, or seems suspicious, please disregard the communication and notify us at or (310) 781-4091.

New Grant-Making Schedule

Effective March 1, 2016, the American Honda Foundation (AHF) will implement a new grant-making schedule. Going forward, AHF will be accepting applications three times per year. New organizations (those that have never received funding from AHF) can apply for either the February 1 or the August 1 deadline date. The May 1 deadline date is reserved for returning organizations only (those funded at least once in the last 10 years). The full grant-making schedule is as follows:
See above for explanation on "new" vs. "returning" organizations   Deadline for
   Anticipated Board
   Anticipated Grants
New Organizations   February 1 April May 1
Returning Organizations   May 1 July August 1
New Organizations   August 1 October November 1
  • Should the deadline for submission of applications fall on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday), the deadline will be extended to the following Monday.

Apply Online

To determine if your program/project meets the qualifications for consideration, the online application process begins with an Eligibility Quiz. Click here to start the quiz.
Frequently Asked Questions

Grant Awards

List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2013
List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2012
List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2011
List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2010
List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2009
List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2008
List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2007
List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2006
List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2005
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