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FCA Foundation Announces Educational Grants

FCA Foundation Announces Nearly $900,000 in Educational Grants Supporting Student Achievement

Grants focused on helping students from pre-K through college overcome obstacles, improve academic performance and gain practical skills that will help them succeed

September 26, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

The FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, today announced six grants, totaling nearly $900,000, to support academic and nonprofit organizations across the United States that help students – pre-K through post-secondary – build the skills and competencies that support student achievement. Many of these collaborations focus particularly on programs designed to expand science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills and opportunities among youth.

“At FCA, we believe that education is an essential element in creating strong and sustainable communities,” said Shane Karr, Head of External Affairs, FCA – North America and President, FCA Foundation. “These grants will help students overcome obstacles, improve academic performance and gain practical skills that will help them succeed and mature into resilient, responsible members of the community.”

The FCA Foundation provided grants to the following organizations:

$250,000: Communities In Schools (CIS): Working directly in more than 2,300 low-income schools in 25 states and the District of Columbia, CIS’ model of Integrated Student Supports is proven to keep the most vulnerable students in school and on the path to graduation. To do this, CIS’ school-based staff work hand-in-hand with teachers, school leaders, community partners and families to identify those students’ unique needs and to surround them with a caring network of support.

$25,000: Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP): DAPCEP seeks to increase student interest in STEM topics and assist in the academic preparation needed to graduate from high school and succeed in a university-level STEM curriculum. Through its engagement with numerous corporations, public, charter and private schools, and eight colleges and universities, DAPCEP anticipates that its weekend, in-school, after-school and summer programs will reach nearly 8,000 pre-K to 12th grade students.

$265,000: FIRST in Michigan: Grants will support 76 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC), FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) and FIRST Lego League (FLL) teams across the United States, helping students offset the costs of competing, including registration fees, parts and materials and team apparel. Additionally, FCA US employees often donate their time and skills to help mentor students and serve as competition coordinators.

$200,000: National College Access Network (NCAN): NCAN works to promote best practices and to build capacity for college access and success through its support of organizations that help underrepresented middle and high school students aspire to, apply to, enter and succeed in college. Focused on connecting with educational institutions, nonprofits, government and businesses within the “high school to college pipeline” and identifying best practices, including targeted advising on academic, career choices, college admissions and financial aid, NCAN touches the lives of 2 million students and families each year.

$50,000: Winning Futures: Through its Life Skills & Career Readiness Mentoring Program, Winning Futures matches at-risk and disadvantaged students with mentors from the metro Detroit business community whom then help teach the life skills necessary to become successful, productive citizens. This year alone, Winning Futures anticipates serving more than 1,700 students at 11 schools throughout Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

$50,000: Women of Tomorrow: Through a unique mentoring program with highly accomplished professional women and scholarship opportunities, Women of Tomorrow helps at-risk young women (grades 9-12) in Michigan successfully navigate the transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Accordingly, the program emphasizes sustained mentoring and supportive peer relationships that extend over three or four years, through each young woman’s entire high school career. Women of Tomorrow currently serves over 1,200 mentees in 53 public high schools throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb and Washtenaw counties.

Consistent with its charitable giving pillars, such as youth development, support for veterans and their families, education and service, the FCA Foundation will provide more than $4 million in funding this year to charitable organizations and initiatives across the United States.

In addition to the FCA Foundation’s monetary contributions, FCA US employees are given 18 hours of paid time off each year to volunteer their time and skills to help build strong, resilient communities. These relationships and partnerships provide a vital connection between FCA US employees and the communities where they live and work.

About the FCA Foundation
The FCA Foundation is committed to rebalancing inequalities to promote the full realization of every human being. We seek to support outcomes in our communities that ensure people can enjoy equality and dignity. The FCA Foundation directs its resources toward the following areas of focus:

Youth Development – helping young people develop the leadership qualities and resiliency necessary to succeed in school, at work, and in life.
Education – building the skills and competencies that lead to achievement and support educational access and success.
Military/Veterans – ensuring veterans successfully transition to civilian life and that the needs of military service members and their families are supported.
Service – leveraging the talents and contributions of all members of the community.

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2018 FIRST Robotics Season

FCA Foundation Grants “Power Up” 51 Michigan High School Robotics Teams
Dragons, Vi-Borgs and Martians among teams to share $228,000
The FCA Foundation awarded FIRST robotics programs more than $400,000 this year, including support for 2018 FIRST Championship – Detroit


December 27, 2017 , Auburn Hills, Mich. -

Ahead of the (Jan. 6) kickoff of the 2018 FIRST Robotics season, the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, today announced more than $228,000 in grants to 51 Michigan-based FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams. The grants ($4,475 per team) will help offset the costs i.e. registration fees, parts and materials and team apparel associated with participating in the 2018 FIRST® POWER UP challenge. FIRST® (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), is an international, K-12 not-for-profit organization founded to inspire young people’s interest and participation in science and technology.

FCA Foundation grants will help 56 FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) teams in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana and Michigan “power up” during the 2018 robotics season.





“We are proud to partner with an organization that is committed to inspiring the next generation of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals,” said Phil Jansen, Head of Product Development, FCA – North America. “The experience that students gain through their participation in FIRST programs is invaluable in preparing them for STEM-based careers.”

This year alone, the FCA Foundation has awarded more than $400,000 to student robotics programs, including grants for Michigan-based FIRST Tech Challenge and FIRST LEGO League teams, First in Michigan and 2018 FIRST Championship – Detroit (April 25-28).

Additionally, more than 80 FCA US employees will guide FRC teams through the competition season as volunteer team mentors and coaches.

The FCA Foundation awarded grants to the following Michigan FRC teams:

School(s) Team No. Team Name


Almont High School 4961 Shock and Awe-sum
Avondale High School (Auburn Hills) 3538 RoboJackets
Bedford Robotics Association, Inc. (Temperance) 3542 S.P.E.E.D.
Berkley High School & Hazel Park & Shrine Catholic High School 247 Da Bears
Birmingham Seaholm & Birmingham Groves High Schools 2960 Maple Machine
Bishop Foley Catholic High School (Madison Heights) 910 Foley Freeze
Bloomfield Hills High School 2834 Bionic Black Hawks
Brandon High School (Ortonville) & Holly High School 68 Truck Town Thunder
Canton, Plymouth, and Salem High Schools 862 Lighting Robotics
Capac Community Schools 2604 Metal and Soul
Cardinal Mooney Catholic (Marine City) 4779 RoboSapeins
Carman-Ainsworth High School (Flint) 314 The Megatron Oracles
Central High School (Grand Rapids) 904 D Cubed
Clarkston High School 27 Team RUSH
Detroit Catholic Central High School (Novi) 5907 CC Shambots
Dundee High School 4395 Dundee Vi-Borgs
Fenton High School 5114 Titanium Tigers
Ferndale High School 1025 IMPIS
Genesee Robotics Area Youth Team (Fenton) 1322 GRAYT Leviathons
Goodrich High School *70 / 494 More Martians / Martians
Grand Blanc High School 2337 EngiNERDs
Gross Ile High School 5498 Wired Devils
Imlay City High School 5048 Spartronics
International Academy East (Troy) 4384 Benzene Bots
Jalen Rose Leadership Academy (Detroit) 5619 Jaguars
Lake Orion High School 302 Dragons
Lapeer County Ed-Tech 3535 Galaktech Invaders
Linden High School 3568 Robo Eagles
Livonia Public Schools 2832 The Livonia Warriors
Macomb Academy of Arts and Sciences (Armada) 1718 Fighting PI
Mercy High School (Farmington Hills) 1481 The Riveters
Northwestern, Southwestern and Mott Middle College High Schools (Flint) 322 Team F.I.R.E.
Notre Dame Preparatory (Pontiac) 33 Killer Bees
Oakland Tech Northeast (Pontiac) 1 Juggernauts
Our Lady of the Lakes (Waterford) 5053 Lakers
Oxford Community Schools 2137 TORC
Pontiac Academy for Excellence 6117 Team Eagle
Pontiac High School 51 Wings of Fire
Rochester Adams & Stoney Creek High Schools (Rochester Hills) 245 Adambots
Rochester High School 201 The Feds
Skyline High School (Ann Arbor) 3322 Eagle Imperium
South Lake High School (St. Clair Shores) 5214 Cavbots
South Lyon Community Schools & South Lyon Robotics 3641 Flying Toasters
Southeastern High School of Technology (Detroit) 4851 JungleBots
St. Clair High School 5843 Flurb
Stevenson & Henry Ford II & Utica High Schools (Sterling Heights) 2851 Crevolution
Stoney Creek High School (Rochester Hills) 5436 CyberCats
Walled Lake Schools 308 The Monsters
Warren Consolidated Schools 818 Steel Armadillos
Waterford Kettering High School 3098 The Captains

*Teams will share a single grant.

About the FCA Foundation

The FCA Foundation is committed to rebalancing inequalities to promote the full realization of every human being. We seek to support outcomes in our communities that ensure people can enjoy equality and dignity. The FCA Foundation directs its resources toward the following areas of focus:

Youth Development – helping young people develop the leadership qualities and resiliency necessary to succeed in school, at work, and in life.
Education – building the skills and competencies that lead to achievement and support educational access and success.
Military/Veterans – ensuring veterans successfully transition to civilian life and that the needs of military service members and their families are supported.
Service – leveraging the talents and contributions of all members of the community.

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FCA Foundation sponsors FIRST Robotics teams



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FCA Foundation grants of more than $400,000 to FIRST of Michigan help sponsor 56 FIRST Robotics Competition teams in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Arizona. FIRST Robotics sponsored the FIRST Championship held in Detroit's Cobo Hall the week of April 23rd. 29 FRC teams sponsored by the FCA Foundation competed with more than 80 FCA US employees serving as volunteer mentors through the Motor Citizens program. FCA US is a founding sponsor of FIRST Robotics.

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Partners in Education Receives $25,000 FCA Foundation Grant

Partners in Education Receives $25,000 FCA Foundation Grant to Support Youth Literacy

Funding helps provide critical one-to-one literacy tutoring to help K-3 students gain skills and confidence in reading and writing

January 24, 2019 , Toledo, Ohio -

Recently, Partners in Education was awarded a $25,000 grant from the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC. The grant will support youth literacy via the Mentors in Toledo Schools program.

“Partners in Education is thrilled to be a recipient of a grant from the FCA Foundation. This funding allows us to provide critical one-to-one literacy tutoring to struggling readers in two Toledo Public Schools to help ensure students meet the Third Grade Reading Guarantee,” said Michelle Klinger, Executive Director at Partners in Education.

Mentors in Toledo Schools is a program of Partners in Education that provides one-to-one tutoring with volunteer mentor/tutors to Toledo Public School students in Kindergarten through Grade 3 at DeVeaux, Garfield, Larchmont, Marshall, Old Orchard and Sherman schools and Queen of Apostles School, a Central City Ministries School of the Toledo Diocese. FCA Foundation funding allows the program to expand this school year to Longfellow and Whittier Schools, two schools located near the FCA US Toledo Assembly Complex.

Mentors in Toledo Schools was born out of the former Ohio Reads program. The program’s success depends on a dedicated volunteer force with a passion for mentoring young students and helping them gain skills and confidence in reading and writing. The goal is to be helping hands for educators by providing one-to-one time during the school day, four days per week, for students that require the extra assistance that teachers can’t fit into their reading instruction time.

About Partners in Education of Toledo

Partners in Education (PIE) of Toledo is a local nonprofit founded in 1994 by the Rotary Club of Toledo to “enhance student success through community engagement.” PIE connects businesses, nonprofit organizations, faith communities and institutions of higher learning to facilitate collaborations that support student success in Toledo area K-12 schools.

About the FCA Foundation
The FCA Foundation is the charitable arm of North American automaker FCA US LLC, a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. The FCA Foundation invests in U.S. charitable organizations and initiatives that help empower people, build strong, resilient communities and generate meaningful and measurable societal impacts. In support of these objectives, the FCA Foundation focuses on the following foundational pillars: youth development, education, support for military, veterans and their families, and community service.

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