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
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.
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.
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, STEM, youth education and the environment. If your organization’s values are in line with ours, follow one of the links to the right to request funding.
For projects, programs or general operations.
For any new grant request, click here. Please note, grants are only accepted from September 1 – November 30 each year.
To log in to your account and view in-process or previously submitted applications, click here.
For luncheons, dinners and galas that help raise funds for nonprofit organizations, request a sponsorship.
In-kind gifts are contributions of goods or services, other than cash donations. Examples include: Honda parts, furniture, office equipment, fabrication support. Applications for raffle prizes or give-a-ways are not accepted. To apply for an in-kind donation, click here.
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.
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.
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.
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:
to explore their potential for achievement
to community problems
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:
Honda R&D Americas, Inc. does not make grants to:
Historically, Honda R&D Americas, Inc. funding has not supported:
Complete the electronic application form and upload all required attachments, and you will receive a confirmation email.
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.