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GM Wentzville Gives $100K in Community Grants

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Nine St. Charles and St. Louis County organizations recognized for community enrichment

General Motors Wentzville Assembly and Stamping today announced $100,000 in grants to nine St. Charles and St. Louis County nonprofit organizations through its Community Impact Grants program.

This 2017 community impact grants announcement was made during the Wentzville Days festival in Downtown Wentzville. Missouri State Representative Bryan Spencer and Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione were in attendance to recognize the incredible work the nonprofits do across the St. Louis area.

“We are fortunate to have so many great organizations working behind the scenes to improve our communities,” said Satya Veerapaneni, Plant Manager for GM Wentzville Assembly and Stamping. “I’m happy to present these funds on behalf of the General Motors Foundation to support them.”

Funded by the GM Foundation, the GM Community Impact Grants will support the following St. Charles and St. Louis County organizations and community programs:

United Way of St. Charles County – To make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community by supporting community services through a strong network of quality agencies

Safe Kids St. Louis – To support a virtual driving simulator program for teens called “One Simple Decision.”

Greenway Network – To conserve national resources, encourage sound management of watersheds and protect the quality of life for residents in the St. Louis area

St. Charles City-County Library Foundation – To ensure excellent library programs, services, and facilities for all people by developing and encouraging community investment and participation.

St. Louis Area Foodbank – To feed hungry people by distributing food throughout the bi-state region and engaging the community in the fight against hunger

Earth Force – To engage young people and active citizens who improve the environment and their communities now and in the future through an annual Earth Day festival.

Fort Zumwalt Foundation – Through the Career Explorations Alliance, to give students in area high schools and St. Charles Community College the opportunity to explore STEM career opportunities through job shadowing, mentoring and classroom presentations from local professionals

H.E.R.O.E.S Care – To provide emergency financial, material and other assistance to military members, veterans and their families through a network of caregivers in the communities where they live

Matthews-Dickey Boys and Girls Club – To provide structured recreational activities for inner-city youth emphasizing respect, restraint and responsibility through athletic competition and team building

This year, the GM Community Grants program will provide over $2 million in funding to hundreds of organizations in 47 communities where GM employees live and work.

About the GM Foundation
Since its inception in 1976, the GM Foundation has donated hundreds of millions of dollars to American charities, educational organizations and to disaster relief efforts worldwide. The GM Foundation focuses on supporting Education, Health and Human Services, the Environment and Community Development initiatives, mainly in the communities where GM operates. Funding of the GM Foundation comes solely from GM. The last contribution to the GM Foundation was made in 2001. For more information, visit