Hyundai also supports the following organizations:
- Urban Wheels Awards Show, promoting the accomplishments of women and minorities in the auto industry
- National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers
- Mothers Against Drunk Drivers
- Hope on Wheels, funding research for pediatric cancer
- Jimmy Fund Walk for Cancer
- Pediatric Adolescent Diabetes Research Education
- American Red Cross
- Habitat for Humanity
- Kapiolani Women’s and Children’s Hospital
- Boys & Girls Club of Huntington Valley
- Autism Speaks Walk
- Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
- General Douglas MacArthur Foundation
- Korean American Voters Council
- Florida Minority Coalition Reinvestment Council
- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Foundation
- Tavis Smiley Foundation
- California Elwynn
- Mind Research (ST Math Initiative)
- Diversity Inc. Foundation
- Korea Society
- SAE Foundation
In 2012, Hyundai Motor America contributed more than $21.5 million to support non-profits and community based organizations, diversity partners and causes throughout the U.S.
In 2012, Hyundai continued in its long-time partnership with the NAACP, the oldest and largest civil rights organization in the U.S. The partnership included being the title sponsor of the 103rd annual conference, presenting sponsor of the 43rd Image Awards Show, title sponsor of the Spingarn Award, member of SCF Board of Directors, and title sponsor of the Daisy Bates educational programs with the organization.
Hyundai remains a long-time sponsor of the Rainbow PUSH Automotive Project Initiative and its Citizenship Education Fund. In 2012, we were a gold-level sponsor their annual Global Automotive Project Summit. We also sponsored a first-ever high-school career day initiative with Detroit-area students.
Hyundai is a long-time corporate sponsor of the NCLR, the largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S. In 2012, we served as a lead sponsor for their annual public policy conference, provided scholarships and participated in local community programs. We worked closely with the organization’s executive leadership on policy and programming initiatives that benefit the US Hispanic community.
Hyundai is a long-term sponsor of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. In 2012, we sponsored the CHCI Leadership Strategic Planning Counsel retreat, sponsored the annual public policy conference, were a Champion-level sponsor of Congressional Internship Program, and served on the CHCI advisory board.
Hyundai is a long-term sponsor of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. In 2012, we were a gold-level sponsor of their annual legislative conference, provided scholarships for students, provided funding for two Congressional interns and sponsored the CBCF Presidential Inauguration Ball.
Hyundai is a 5-year sponsor of TELACU, a Los Angeles-based community development organization. In 2012, we funded four college interns, their annual community awards gala, green expo, career fair, and we were their educational partner in an East LA math computer lab at Eastman and Belvedere Elementary Schools. TELACU founder and CEO, David Lizarraga, serves as a strategic advisor to HMA’s diversity department.
Hyundai is a sponsor of MOLAA, the only museum in the Western U.S. that exclusively features contemporary Latin American Art. Hyundai provided funding for mobile art education program MOLAA on the Move, which provides transportation for children throughout Los Angeles to attend the museum.
Since 1997, the Urban Wheel Awards Show has been the only one of its kind to recognize the contribution of minorities in the auto industry. Hyundai was the lead sponsor of the 2012 event, which is held during the North American International Auto Show. Hyundai provided funding to assist in the underwriting of the event and provided scholarships to minority students to pursue careers in automotive industry.
For the fourth year, Hyundai sponsored a program to provide winter coats to families in need called “Hyundai Coats for Kids.” Focus Hope in Detroit, MI, and the Boys and Girls Club of El Paso, TX, each received 1,000 new winter coats. Focus Hope, which was chosen for the 3rd consecutive year, provides community services and training. The Boys and Girls Club of El Paso was selected as a first-year participant in the program. The organization serves a predominantly underserved Latino community. The Focus Hope Village Initiative was also awarded $10,000 to support their early childhood education program.
Hyundai’s own 501c(3) is dedicated to funding pediatric cancer research in the U.S. Since its inception in 1998, Hyundai Hope On Wheels has awarded more than $72 million to children’s hospitals across the U.S. for research and patient care program. Hyundai ranks among the top three NGO’s in the U.S. in its funding for pediatric cancer research. The largest single grant in the program’s history was awarded in the amount of $10 million to the Children’s Hospital of Orange County. More than 200 research projects are currently underway and being funded by Hyundai.
Hyundai provided a $50,000 grant to the Kaipolani, the largest children’s hospital in Hawaii. The funds were used to refurbish and to purchase recreation materials for the hospital child play area. Equipment included laptops, iPads, video games, and music equipment. The remodeled space is called the “Hyundai Hot-Spot.”
For the 2nd consecutive year, Hyundai was a sponsor of the MIND Research ST Math Initiative. Through the program, Hyundai funded an innovative computer lab to aid elementary kids in math skills development. Using video game-based technology, ST Math allows K-6 grade kids to improve math learning. Participating schools in 2012 were located in East Los Angeles, CA, Fountain Valley, CA and Washington, DC. This brings to a total of six schools for which Hyundai has donated a math computer lab.
Hyundai made a $500,000 donation to the American Red Cross for Hurricane Sandy relief. This natural disaster created significant property damage and caused loss of life in several US eastern states. In response, Hyundai provided a cash donation to the American Red Cross to assist in the recovery and clean-up effort.