Nexteer Automotive

Overview

The Nexteer Steering the Future Fund was established at the Saginaw Community Foundation in early 2013 to support programs and initiatives of Saginaw County non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organizations. These grants will help support the communities Nexteer serves and in which its employees live, work and play. Beginning in 2015, the Nexteer Steering the Future Fund will allocate $20,000 annually, or $5,000 quarterly, to Saginaw County non-profit charitable 501(c)(3) organizations.  

 

To be eligible for funding, the applicant must secure project backing from a person who currently works for Nexteer Automotive; a Nexteer Project Sponsor. The Nexteer Project Sponsor ensures the project meets the evaluation criteria and supports the project. The applicant must be a Saginaw County non-profit charitable 501(c)(3).

 

The Nexteer Steering the Future Fund will review applications quarterly. Application deadlines are March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1 each year. The Nexteer Steering the Future Fund will not provide funding for: operating budgets, previously incurred debt, basic municipal and educational services, sectarian religious programs, sports team sponsorships and individual scholarships.  

Resources

Draft Application (PDF)

Post Program Report (Word Doc)

 

Nexteer Steering the Future Fund Criteria

● Improves international relations or promotes international commerce

● Promotes entrepreneurism and innovation in business

● Creates workplaces, communities and economies with greater diversity – in ethnicity, national origin, gender, skill sets and thought

● Improves communication skills in home, school, workplace, civic and global settings

● Trains the next generation of industry leaders by improving business, math, engineering and technology education

● Fosters innovation in technology and transportation

● Improves the economies and quality of life in the communities of Nexteer’s facilities and customers

● Creates a cleaner, safer environment for future generations

Nexteer Steering the Future Fund Grant Process

Before starting your application, a brief overview of the applicant’s proposed project must be provided to Kendra Kempf at the Saginaw Community Foundation by either calling (989) 755-0545 or emailing kendra@saginawfoundation.org. After eligibility is determined, a grant application number will be assigned and emailed to the applicant along with the Nexteer Steering the Future Fund grant application. Requirements are detailed in this draft application

 

Applicants will be notified of funding outcomes within 6 weeks after application due date by Saginaw Community Foundation.