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Giving Tuesday: Navistar awards inaugural grant to Land Trust of North Alabama

LISLE, Ill. — The Land Trust of North Alabama is an inaugural award recipient of Navistar’s environmental equity programs.

As a part of its commitment to positively impact the workplace, communities, and the world, Navistar recently launched the program and announced the inaugural award recipients.

The programs considered for up to three years of funding were required to present outcomes-based proposals supporting local environmental initiatives in under-resourced communities, the company said. Each organization’s three-year plan articulated a theory of change for community impact as a result of the program activities.

Navistar said the candidates for funding were required to map out a logic model identifying resources contributed, proposed activities, expected short-term outputs, desired long-term outcomes, associated indicators of program success, and data collection and evaluation methods.

“Navistar continues to demonstrate a focus on social impact in the communities where we live and work by partnering with community organizations near our operations to support environmental projects, while launching volunteer platforms for employees to celebrate and reward their community engagement efforts,” said Social Impact Manager Haydee Nuñez. “We are thrilled to be announcing our awardees, and especially excited to be able to make this announcement on Giving Tuesday.”

To broaden the scope of nonprofit funding, Navistar will fund environment impact projects in five locations where Navistar has operations. The company has a powertrain manufacturing plant in Huntsville.

“With a vision to accelerate the impact of sustainable mobility, our strategic approach to grantmaking seeks to make a positive impact by contributing our time, talent and treasure to environmental and educational equity in our local communities,” said Nuñez. “Social impact at Navistar begins with recognizing communities, society, and the environment as our stakeholders, and by connecting with non-profits most in need of our help, our goal is to assist them in achieving their own organizational and environmental goals.”

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