Empowering People and Communities
Chrysler Group LLC recognizes that part of being a good corporate citizen is actively working to make a positive, lasting impact on the communities where we operate. This includes investing in our facilities and creating jobs; providing financial support to charitable organizations and initiatives; and supporting our neighbors and communities through volunteerism.
The Chrysler Foundation
The Chrysler Foundation has established a proud legacy of empowering people in the communities where we live and work. Sponsored exclusively by Chrysler Group LLC, the Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) organization governed by a Board of Trustees consisting of six corporate executives. Since its inception in 1953, the Foundation has awarded more than $500 million in charitable grants. The Chrysler Foundation currently focuses its efforts on four key areas:
- Education – specific concentration on K-12 science, technology, engineering, math (STEM) programs; and broader support for post-secondary level business, design, engineering, finance, manufacturing and supply chain management programs
- Military – assistance for active, retired and disabled military service members and their families
- Multicultural / Diversity organizations that promote inclusion and advancement opportunities for diverse populations
- Youth Development – organizations that provide mentoring and related assistance to aid youth with the transition to becoming successful adults
Our employees are also an extension of Chrysler Group and our brands. Accordingly, the Foundation gives priority consideration to those charitable programs that also provide the Company’s employees with opportunities to volunteer for community service projects.
The spirit of volunteerism is part of the culture at Chrysler, one in which employees are encouraged to become involved in their communities and in issues outside the walls of our plants and offices. In response, employees have collected and delivered food for community food banks, beautified neighborhoods, donated generously at company-organized blood drives, participated in charity walks and runs, supported Habitat for Humanity, United Way and more. In addition, Chrysler Group executives lend their time and talents by serving on boards of various community institutions and organizations.
In 2012, Chrysler Group’s community service projects made a positive impact on more than 260,000 people in the communities in which we work and live.