American Honda Foundation

The American Honda Foundation

The American Honda Foundation (AHF) was established to commemorate Honda’s 25th anniversary in the United States and to show our appreciation for America’s support of our brand throughout the years. AHF provides grants to U.S. non-profits working in the areas of youth and scientific education and provides assistance for communities in need. Since 1984, the Foundation has awarded more than $32 million to organizations collectively serving approximately 115 million people in every state in the U.S.

AHF supports efforts that reflect the basic tenets, beliefs and philosophies of Honda companies: imaginative, creative, youthful, forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic and innovative. We support youth education with a specific focus on the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and the environment.

Eligible Organizations

Prospective grant recipients must be U.S.–based non-profit charitable organizations classified as a 501(c) (3) public charity by the Internal Revenue Service, or a public school district, private/public elementary and secondary schools as listed by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

To be considered for funding, organizations must have two years of audited financial statements examined by an independent CPA for the purpose of expressing an opinion if gross revenue is $500,000 or more. If gross revenue is less than $500,000, and the organization does not have audits, it may submit two years of financial statements accompanied by an independent CPA’s review report instead.

Funding Priority

Priority is given to youth education, specifically in the areas of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, the environment, job training and literacy.

How to Apply

Organizations may only submit one request in a 12-month period. This includes colleges and universities with several departments/outreach programs.

  • The grant range is from $20,000 to $75,000 over a one-year period.
  • Proposals must be submitted online. No paper or faxed applications will be accepted.

To determine if your program/project meets the qualifications for consideration, take the Eligibility Quiz and begin the online application process.

Support materials such as annual reports, pamphlets/brochures, newsletters, articles, and DVDs should be mailed to the following address:

American Honda Foundation
1919 Torrance Blvd.
Mailstop: 100-1W-5A
Torrance, CA 90501-2746

Our grant-making schedule is as follows:

Deadline for Submission Anticipated Board Review Anticipated Grants Awarded
February 1 April May 1
May 1 July August 1
August 1 October November 1
November 1 January February 1

Should the deadline for submission of applications fall on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday), the deadline will be extended to the following Monday.

Recent Grant Awards

List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2005

List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2006

List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2007

List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2008

List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2009

List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2010

List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2011

List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2012

List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2013

List of Grant Awards — Fiscal Year 2014


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