A Company that
Society Wants to Exist

Creating advanced
technologies to help
address society’s
environmental and
energy concerns.

Honda R&D Americas, Inc. (HRA) associates strive to create a bright future for the next generations. Keeping these words in mind, they take on the challenges of minimizing the use of fossil fuels, minimizing environmental impacts, maximizing product recyclability and creating a sustainable society. These words have led to innovations in sustainable mobility, including developments toward hybrid supercars and fuel-cell electric vehicles which will lead to future innovations into energy creation and distribution technologies

Blue Skies for Children

Communities are just as important as the environment to HRA.

That is why across North America, HRA and its associates provide support to a variety of causes.


Associates at HRA participate in many philanthropic events and are always seeking new volunteer opportunities. Associates form groups and donate their time toward activities, actions and events that support community members in need. There is even a day dedicated to service and helping non-profit organizations in the area. Volunteer activities include: Run 4 Kids, Komen Race for the Cure, Community Care Train and Habitat for Humanity.

  • CLunger Beats 5000

    CLunger Beats 5000

    The 5k run and walk event benefits cancer research at the James Cancer Hospital through the Cory Lunger Endowment Fund. Last year, Team HRA supported the event with more than 150 participants and volunteers.

  • Community Care Train

    Community Care Train

    HRA Ohio associates assist families of Union County who are experiencing economic difficulties by donating items on childrens’ wish lists during the holiday season. HRA-Ohio associates have been participating in this program for more than 25 years.

  • Habitat

    Habitat for Humanity

    Over the past 3 years, HRA associates provided more than 1,500 hours to build houses in Marysville, Bellefontaine and Rushsylvania, Ohio, under the auspices of the Habitat for Humanity non-profit organization. This organization has helped to build affordable houses for 2.5 million people worldwide.

  • Autocross


    Each year, HRA-Ohio holds its own charity autocross event to raise money in support of local STEM Clubs, which HRA officially supports to inspire young minds of future scientists and engineers.

Community Support

Additionally, HRA supports the local community by providing outside organizations with opportunities and resources. Whether it’s earning a Red Cross Platinum Donor site designation for the number of onsite blood drives to supporting the local Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education (STEM) chapters, HRA is dedicated to helping create the best community possible.

Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics Education (STEM) Coalition works to support STEM programs for teachers and students. HRA associates serve as mentors for students interested in these subjects. Mentors share their experiences and also provide assistance and guidance in projects such as robotics competitions.
Learn more here.

El Camino College – Auto Body
Since 2007, HRA has been working with El Camino College in Torrance, California, to give students hands-on experience in the areas of exterior, electrical and digital graphic design fabrication. Over the course of a college semester, students gain a wealth of knowledge working with the engineering teams at HRA.
Learn more here.

Financial Support

We are proud to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that share our focus. Therefore, priority is given to projects that promote cultural enrichment, respond to the social needs and priorities of our communities and stimulate advancements in safety, diversity, art, health, STEAM, youth education and the environment. If your organization’s values are in line with ours, contact us at communitysupport@oh.hra.com.


HRA considers environmental factors in each Honda and Acura product it designs and develops. HRA takes every opportunity to reduce a product’s total environmental footprint from its component design and selection of materials to its impact at the end of its life. Accordingly, HRA engineers also consider dismantling complexity, re-manufacturing components and minimizing substances of concern.

In addition to our work on new-vehicle design and development, HRA engages in research programs to advance alternative fuel technologies including natural gas, hydrogen fuel cells and electric vehicles. In 2001, HRA began developing the first solar-powered, hydrogen production and fueling station. In 2010, the Honda Solar Hydrogen Station prototype was completed.

HRA’s scale wind tunnel in the Ohio Center plays an important role in further improving the aerodynamic efficiency of new vehicles, enhancing Honda’s global R&D capabilities and contributing to Honda’s focus on fuel efficiency leadership.


HRA’s scale wind tunnel at the Ohio Center plays an important role in realizing further improvements to the aerodynamic efficiency of new vehicles, enhancing Honda’s global R&D capabilities and contributing to Honda’s focus on fuel efficiency leadership.

Leed Certifications

HRA works not only toward developing environmentally-friendly products. It also strives to minimize the impact of daily operations to the environment. In fact, several HRA facilities have been designated as LEED Gold Certified by the U.S. Green Building Council. In addition, several facilities have achieved Zero Waste to Landfill, meaning no waste generated from within these facilities ends in landfills.

Being LEED Gold Certified means receiving 60-79 points out of 100 over five categories including: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Materials & Resources, and Indoor Environmental Quality.


What We Look For In Grant Proposals

Program Areas
Honda R&D Americas, Inc. supports programs and organizations in the areas of education, arts and culture, civic and community, health, safety and human services and the environment.

Geographic Focus
Priority consideration will be given for projects where our associates live and work. In addition, Honda considers projects on a case-by-case basis outside this area if the projects reflect our priorities of interest.

The Nature of the Program
Honda R&D Americas, Inc. places its priorities on the support of programs — particularly education. We believe the best use of our funding is not so much in supporting annual operating budgets, but in supporting programs that can make a difference in the communities in which our associates live and work.

​Honda believes certain qualities contribute to success in any endeavor, including creativity, innovation and imagination. Honda favors programs that:

Challenge Individuals

to explore their potential for achievement

Provide Innovative approaches

to community problems

Reflect Our Company's spirit

of seeking the toughest challenges and approaching them with youthfulness and creativity


in a manner that promotes fairness throughout our community

The Quality of the Program
To evaluate a proposal, the following questions are considered:

  • Is this organization uniquely suited to meeting the challenge of the proposal?
  • How do the activities of the organization benefit the community?
  • Will the program be carried out in an efficient and effective manner?
  • Is the project budget complete and realistic? Are the objectives measurable?

Funding Limitations

Honda R&D Americas, Inc. does not make grants to:

  • Individuals or scholarship programs
  • Organizations that are not tax-exempt under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code paragraph 501(c)(3)

Historically, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. funding has not supported:

  • Conferences or workshops
  • Seminars or pageants
  • Field trips, extracurricular school activities or athletic teams
  • Fraternal or veterans organizations
  • Courtesy advertisements, lobbying organizations, memberships or legal advocacy
  • Staff salaries
  • Capital campaign projects
  • Pilot programs

Application Process

​Click the Program Grant Application or the Event Sponsorship Application link.

Request a Grant

Request a Sponsorship

​Complete the electronic application form and upload all required attachments, and you will receive a confirmation email.

  • A W-9 Tax Form
  • Event Sponsorship Levels (required for Event Sponsorship Requests)

​Receipt of grant applications and application status will be acknowledged via email.

Requests are accepted from September 1 - November 30 each year.

​Organizations may only receive a program grant for three years consecutively and must wait 12 months before submitting another program grant request.

Applicants will be notified by March 31 regarding the decision.

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