Our Communities

During a time filled with fear and uncertainty, we are committed to working together and supporting each other in every way possible. Our communities are no exception and we will continue to take steps to support them during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are a few of the ways our company and our employees are helping:

Ventilator Production

We began mass production of the Ventec Life Systems V+Pro critical care ventilator for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services at our Kokomo, Indiana facility in early April. We shipped more than 600 ventilators in April and almost half of the 30,000-unit order will be filled by the end of June. The full order will be completed by the end of August, with the capacity to build more ventilators after August, if needed.

Level 1 Face Masks

To address the critical shortage of face masks that help protect workers in essential services across the country, GM launched a rapid-response project to produce masks at scale at our manufacturing plant in Warren, Michigan, where we have an ISO class 8-equivalent cleanroom. Less than seven days later, the team produced the first sample on the new production line. Since production of the masks began, more than 250 employees using personal transportation have delivered over 1.6 million masks across Michigan.

$3.5M in Grant Funding

GM has directed $3.5 million in grant funding to more than 40 nonprofit organizations across the country, especially where we have employee presence, to address increasing critical needs, including food security, housing assistance, elderly assistance, small business support and at-home education.

This includes $1 million to the “Keep Kids Learning” campaign that provides $1,000 credits for teachers to send basic resources like books, pencils, notebooks, food and cleaning supplies to students’ homes.

STEM Education Video Series

To help parents and teachers keep kids’ minds active and inspired, GM has launched an educational online series on YouTube called Electrifying Engineering. Hosted and filmed at the homes of different GM experts in the EV, AV and sustainability space, ? each video features a simple and immersive STEM education lesson for students ages seven to 13.? The STEM-related content provides children and their parents with interactive activities and continues to demonstrate GM’s commitment to advancing STEM education for all. ?

Personal Protective Equipment

With a severe shortage of Personal Protective Equipment in our healthcare system to help treat and fight the spread of COVID-19, GM’s Global Purchasing Supply Chain team began work to find excess PPE from suppliers and GM facilities and redistribute to hospitals in need. In addition to producing ventilators and masks, GM expanded its manufacturing of personal protective equipment to include latex-free face shields, protective gowns and aerosol boxes. All of these supplies are being donated.

Employee Donation Portal

While there are many nonprofits doing critical work across the country, GM has established employee donation portals for two of our partners who are uniquely poised to act:

  • United Way’s 211 call center is a help line to connect families to emergency resources like food, housing and utility assistance.

  • is equipping teachers with resources to support their students during a time of vast uncertainty in the education system. Visit this link to support the effort.

SleevesUp Campaign

The COVID-19 virus has affected the ability of General Motors and many other organizations to host on-site Red Cross blood drives, but GM employees and others can still give blood in local communities with a simple online pledge as part of the SleevesUp Campaign in partnership with the American Red Cross.