Corporate & Foundation Giving

Kettering University's partnerships with corporations and foundations allow students to apply what they learn in classrooms and laboratories in the real world. Their generous gifts help fund new and improved learning spaces, scholarships, research, pre-college programs, student competitions, community engagement, and much more.







BorgWarner Donates $1,025,000 to Kettering University to Establish Scholars Program and Other Initiatives to Support Opportunities for Minorities

BorgWarner is taking further action in its commitment to diversity through a donation of $925,000 for scholarships for Kettering University students. The BorgWarner Scholars Program will aim to distribute annual scholarships to students in financial need, with a primary focus on African American and Hispanic students who have an interest in participating in an engineering co-op at BorgWarner.


Taking AIM

Chelsea Carter ’20 is an entrepreneur, champion for girls in STEM, proud Robot – and she’s not even close to slowing down.

Carter majored in computer engineering (with minors in computer science/cybersecurity), is a former student representative for the President’s Board of Trustees on Academic Affairs and a member of the Robot Society and two academic honors societies – Eta Kappa Nu and Kappa Mu Epsilon. 

In addition to classes and a Co-op with Harman International, she hosted her own WKUF show, “Chelsea’s Live Line,” airing weekly during B-Section, and is the former President of the Kettering Entrepreneurship Society. 

But if you ask the Farmington Hills, Michigan-native, these experiences at Kettering might not have happened if it weren’t for Academically Interested Minds (AIM), a five-week residential summer program offered by the University for high school students of color interested in STEM.

Corporate and Foundation gifts make it possible for participants to attend at no cost. 

Chelsea Carter, Class of 2020

Fully Charged

At the end of last year, Kettering University alumnus Peter Deppe and senior Scott Spitler were making headlines for Kuhmute, their forward-thinking V2G (vehicle to grid) service for existing micro mobility rideshares and last mile delivery robots. 

But as with all companies, they needed one thing to make their innovative idea a reality.  Money. 

A second-place finish in a pitch competition in Youngstown, Ohio, that they weren’t even initially allowed to enter, netted them $75,000. They also earned a Best Mobility Hardware company title and $10,000 from the 2019 Hardware Tech Summit in Detroit. Not bad for a new start-up with big goals but not quite enough capital. 

Enter Downtown Flint (Michigan) businessman Phil Shaltz and a $500,000 investment. 


Corporate and Foundation Giving

Contact Information

Corporate and Foundation Donors

  • 3M Foundation
    Alliance Health & Life
    AmazonSmile Foundation
    Aon Foundation
    Appold Family Charitable Fund
    Asahi Kasei Plastics North America
    Auto-Owners Insurance
    BorgWarner Inc.
    Bosch Community Fund
    Robert Bosch, LLC
    Brose North America
    Bruno Mars Flint Water Crisis Fund
    of the Community Foundation
    of Greater Flint
    Ben F. Bryer Foundation
    Cardinal Health
    Carriage Town Ministries
    Caterpillar Inc.
    Center For Arab American Philanthropy
    Charities Aid Foundation of America
    Chevron Humankind
    Child Welfare Society of Flint
    Community Foundation for SE Michigan
    Community Foundation of Greater Flint
    Costco Wholesale Corporation
    Crim Fitness Foundation Inc.
    Cytec Engineered Materials
    Dayton Foundation Depository, Inc.
    John Deere Foundation
    Degen Development Group, LLC
    Dell Computer Corporation
    Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation
    Duke Energy
    Edison International
    Eli Lilly and Company
    Emerson Charitable Trust
    EQT Foundation
    Fenton Winery & Brewery
    Fessler & Bowman, Inc.
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Group LLC
    Phillip and Elizabeth Filmer Memorial
    Charitable Trust
    FIRST in Michigan
    Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce
    Ford Motor Company Fund
    FTT Techno of America, LLC
    Gannett Foundation
    Gap Inc.
    Gates Corporation
    General Electric Foundation
    General Motors Corporation
    Google, Inc.
    Grimaldi Foundation
    Gunzburger Foundation
    H.B. Fuller Company Foundation
    Harry A. and Margaret D. Towsley
    HEAD Acoustics, Inc.
    Heights Engineering, Inc.
    Helen L. Kay Charitable Trust
    Honeywell Inc.
    Hougen Foundation
    Hudson Industries
    The Huntington National Bank
    Illinois Tool Works Foundation
    Intel Corporation Foundation
    James A. Welch Foundation
    JDM Systems Consultants
    John R. Wilson Trust
    Johnson Controls Inc.
    JP Morgan Chase Bank
    Kettering Family Foundation
    Kettering/GMI Alumni Association
    Landaal Packaging Systems
    Lear Charitable Foundation
    Lubrizol Foundation
    Magna International, Inc.
    MAIN Manufacturing Products
    Marathon Petroleum
    Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC
  • Masco Corporation
    Medtronic Foundation
    Meritor, Inc.
    Michigan Scientific Corporation
    Microsoft Corporation
    Milton M. Ratner Foundation
    National Action Council for Minorities in
    National Instruments Corporation
    Navistar International
    Network for Good
    Nissan North America, Inc.
    Nixon Peabody LLP
    OPS Solutions
    Patti Engineering
    Lisle and Roslyn Payne 1988 Family Trust
    PPG Industries Foundation
    Pratt & Miller Engineering
    Progressive Casualty Insurance Company
    Prologis Foundation
    Rochling Automotive LLC
    San Antonio Area Foundation
    Sodexo Management Inc.
    Steelcase Foundation
    Stella & Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust
    Textron, Inc.
    Frank L. and Helen Gofrank Foundation
    The Springfield Foundation
    Thermo Fisher Scientific LLC
    Thomas & Nanette St. Peter Charitable
    Tri-County International Trucks/C&S
    United Way of Genesee County
    UnitedHealth Group
    UPS Foundation
    UTC Corp.
    Volkswagen of America, Inc.
    Wells Fargo Matching Gifts Program
    William E. Walter Inc.