Nissan Neighbors accepts grant applications year-round online through a link on the corporate information page at NissanUSA.com, according to Nissan. The Nissan Foundation accepts letters of intent annually in the fall, using a link on the same page. Applicants must submit letters of intent for 2016 Nissan Foundation grants by Nov. 20, 2015. Applicants for grants from Nissan North America headquarters under the Nissan Neighbors or Nissan Foundation programs must be 501(c)(3) organizations that serve one of several designated areas.
Nissan Neighbor applicants must support projects in accordance with one of the Nissan Neighbors focus areas, which are the environment, education and humanitarian aid, explains Nissan. Applicants must also serve communities in or around the company's affiliate locations, which are southern California, Smyrna and Decherd in Tennessee, Canton in central Mississippi, Dallas/Ft. Worth in Texas, and metropolitan Detroit in Michigan.
Nissan Foundation applicant organizations must be at least 3 years old and show experience serving communities surrounding the Nissan Neighbor locations, New York City or metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia, states Nissan. To be successful, project proposals must reflect the Foundation's mission and values. Applicants must show how their projects produce innovative solutions that others can repeat and establish methods for gauging results. Nissan Foundation awards one-year grants of about $10,000 to $50,000 beginning each June.