The Nissan Foundation builds communities through education.

Over its 29-year history, the Nissan Foundation has awarded more than $13 million to approximately 150 organizations promoting respect and understanding among cultural and ethnic groups.

The mission of the Nissan Foundation – to build community by valuing culture diversity - is as relevant today as it was in 1992, when it was founded. Formed in response to the civil unrest that occurred near Nissan North America's then U.S. sales operations in Southern California following the Rodney King trial verdict, the Nissan Foundation has annually awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to nonprofit organizations that support the Foundation's mission.

For the 2021 grant cycle, the Nissan Foundation initially reviewed 145 letters of intent and 36 proposals from nonprofits in seven U.S. states where Nissan has an operational presence.

Recent Happenings

(Feb. 25, 2022) Nissan is a longstanding supporter of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, donating more than $1.8 million over the years. Beyond financial contributions, employees regularly volunteer at the nonprofit’s two locations in middle Tennessee and conduct food drives for non-perishable items.

For the first two weeks of February, Nissan employees in Franklin participated in Second Harvest’s Spread the Love campaign focused on donations of peanut butter. Peanut butter is a dependable, protein-packed, go-to food item for millions of Americans. There is a high demand for peanut butter, but this most needed item is not always donated.

This peanut butter drive at our Franklin headquarters location resulted in 448 jars donated. Thank you to our generous employees who gave back by Spreading the Love!

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