Corporate Social Responsibility
Here are just a few of the many programs that Honda and its Associates are proud to support:
Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation's Ride for Kids®Started in 1984 to help children with brain tumors, Ride for Kids® events now include thousands of motorcycle riders to raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation (PBTF). With more than $34 million dollars raised, the PBTF is now the largest nonprofit funding source for pediatric brain tumor research.
View the foundation site
Eagle Rock School and Professional Development CenterFounded and solely funded by Honda and operated by American Honda Education Corp., Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center is an alternative residential tuition-free high school that offers a second chance to students who have not been able to succeed in a traditional school setting. The Professional Development Center invites teachers from across the country to visit and observe, helping them develop curricula and teaching methods modeled on the Eagle Rock formula. To date, thousands of educators have traveled to Estes Park, Colorado to research, participate and learn at Eagle Rock.
View the school site
Honda Battle of the BandsHonda has a long-standing commitment to the support and success of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). As part of this commitment, in 2002 Honda founded the Honda Battle of the Bands to showcase the heritage and showmanship of the HBCU college marching bands and provide scholarship funds for HBCU music education programs. Each year, Honda awards over $200,000 in grants to participating HBCU music programs.
See band video
Honda Campus All-Star ChallengeAs part of its long-standing commitment to the support and success of the nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Honda established the Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, the largest annual academic competition between the nation's leading HBCUs. Since 1989, the annual academic challenge has touched more than 50,000 HBCU students and awarded more than $5 million in grants to HBCUs to build new facilities and expand academic resources.
Visit the HCASC website
United WayThrough the company's United Way campaign, Honda's manufacturing Associates in Ohio have raised over $30 million for local United Way agencies since the campaign started in 1982. Each Associate contribution is matched 50 cents per dollar by the company. A large majority of Associates participate in the annual campaign that provides assistance to dozens of community organizations across the state.
Detroit Symphony OrchestraHonda is working with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra to help bring music into the lives of underserved local students. The Power of Dreams Music Education Fund was established by Honda with a $5 million grant to provide students with instruments and instruction that cultivate personal development and musical skills.
Watch the Power of Dreams Music Education Fund video
Honda FoundationsEach year, the American Honda Foundation and Honda of America Manufacturing Foundation provide grants to organizations that offer unique approaches to teaching and developing youth in minority and underserved communities. Since its inception in 1984, the American Honda Foundation has supported organizations across the United States while the Honda of America Manufacturing Foundation (established in 1981) contributes toward youth and education programs in Ohio.
Visit the American Honda Foundation site
Visit the Honda of America Manufacturing Foundation site
Coastal CleanupEvery September, a volunteer team of Honda Associates spends a Saturday at Torrance Beach, California picking up trash and debris during the Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day. The one-day event brings Honda's team together with tens of thousands of volunteers across California to pick up debris from beaches, creeks, lakes and inland waterways. Nearly a million pounds of trash and over 100,000 pounds of recyclable material are collected annually.