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, precollege programs, student competitions, community engagement, and much more.

Navistar Pledges $2 Million To Kettering University To Support New Building, Scholarships, Research

Kettering University announced it has accepted a $2 million donation from Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) in support of various initiatives, including construction of a new Learning Commons building where students will learn, collaborate, and create technologies that will shape the future.


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
  • Abbott Laboratories
  • Alliance Health & Life
  • AmazonSmile Foundation
  • Aon Foundation
  • Applied Tech Industries
  • Aptiv
  • Asahi Kasei Plastics North America
  • Autoliv
  • Auto-Owners Insurance
  • Aware Mobility LLC
  • Biogen Foundation
  • BorgWarner Inc.
  • Bosch Community Fund
  • Robert Bosch LLC
  • Bruel & Kjaer North America
  • Caterpillar Inc.
  • Center for Arab American Philanthropy
  • Chevron Humankind
  • Clark Construction Company, Inc.
  • Community Foundation of Greater Flint
  • Cooper Standard Automotive
  • Cytec Engineered Materials
  • Dell Computer Corporation
  • DENSO North America Foundation
  • Dow Chemical Company Foundation
  • Duke Energy
  • Edison International
  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Emerson Charitable Trust
  • EQT Foundation
  • Fessler & Bowman, Inc.
  • FEV North America Inc.
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • H.B. Fuller Company Foundation
  • Ford Motor Company Fund
  • General Electric Foundation
  • General Motors Corporation
  • Genesee Health System
  • Frank L. and Helen Gofrank Foundation
  • Google, Inc.
  • Grimaldi Foundation
  • Gunzburger Foundation
  • Heights Engineering, Inc.
  • The Henry Ford
  • Hillquist Family Foundation
  • Honeywell Inc.
  • Hougen Foundation
  • Hurley Foundation
  • IBM Corporation
  • Illinois Tool Works Foundation
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • JDM Systems Consultants
  • K & Y Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Kendra Scott
  • Lear Corporation
  • Stella & Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust
  • Magna International, Inc.
  • MAIN Manufacturing Products
  • Marposs Corporation
  • Masco Corporation
  • AJ McComas & Associates LLC
  • Medtronic Foundation
  • Meritor, Inc.
  • Michigan Scientific Corporation
  • Microsoft
  • Mizuho
  • Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
  • National Action Council for Minorities in
  • Engineering
  • Navistar International
  • Nexteer Automotive
  • Oracle USA, Inc.
  • Bill Page Imports Inc.
  • Patti Engineering
  • Lisle and Roslyn Payne 1988 Family
  • Trust
  • Piston Group
  • PPG Foundation
  • Progressive Casualty Insurance
  • Company
  • Prologis Foundation
  • QSonica, LLC
  • Qualcomm
  • Milton M. Ratner Foundation
  • Rowe Professional Services Company
  • Thomas & Nanette St. Peter Charitable
  • Foundation
  • Ghassan & Manal Saab Foundation
  • Shaltz Automation
  • Siwek Construction
  • SRG Global
  • Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
  • Stantec Architecture Inc
  • Steelcase Foundation
  • Tekton
  • Texas Instruments Foundation
  • Textron, Inc.
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific LLC
  • t.Lab
  • Type G Engineered Development LLC
  • United Way of Genesee County
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • UPS Foundation
  • USAA Foundation Inc.
  • The Valentine Foundation
  • Velodyne LiDAR
  • Verl Mason Gift Trust
  • Weinstein Electric Company