MADISON – 20 local nonprofits were recipients of $100,000 from Mazda Toyota Manufacturing through its MTM Grant Fund as the company celebrated Giving Tuesday along with its fifth anniversary.
MTM made the announcement alongside the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville. (CFGH). The CFGH partners with MTM to help facilitate their grant fund, which has provided $340,000 in funding since 2022.
“MTM welcomes every opportunity to give back to the community of North Alabama,” Vice
President of Administration Rhonda Gilyard said. “As we look back over the past five years, we appreciate how much the community has given to us. Supporting local organizations who make this area such a great place to live and work will always be one of our top priorities as a hometown company.”
This November is the five-year anniversary of MTM’s ground-breaking in Huntsville, and their team saw it as an opportunity to align with Giving Tuesday and make a difference to 20 nonprofits who embody MTM’s Social Innovation mission surrounding education, economic impact and quality of life.
The grants were doled out during in-person pitches from organizations in what MTM called a “Shark Tank’’-style event. Ten organizations received $1,000 and the other 10 received $10,000 to fund their mission.
“We value what every one of the thousands of nonprofits in North Alabama bring to our community,” said Jessica Luther, MTM External Affairs Specialist. “This Giving Tuesday offers us the chance to celebrate our anniversary and give back, and we couldn’t ask for a better partner than the Community Foundation of Greater Huntsville to help us to amplify our giving.”
CFGH’s Giving Tuesday event was held at Torch Technologies Freedom Center, and celebrated over $3.7 million in support given in the Huntsville area in 2023.
MTM’s Grant Fund provided funding to:
- Arts Huntsville
- Athens-Limestone County Public Library Foundation
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Tennessee Valley
- Calhoun College Foundation
- Enable Madison County
- Christmas Charities Year Round
- Crisis Services of North Alabama
- Food Bank of North Alabama
- Huntsville Community Drumline
- Limestone County Career Technical Center
- Madison City Schools
- New Futures, Inc.
- Still Serving Veterans
- Thrive Alabama
- United Cerebral Palsy of Huntsville & Tennessee Valley
- United Way of Madison County
- United Way of Morgan County
- Village of Promise
- Women’s Foundation of Alabama.
For more information about MTM, visit www.MazdaToyota.com.