Nissan North America, Inc.
Nissan North America, Inc. is a subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd and is headquartered in Franklin, Tennessee. The company’s predecessor, the Nissan Motor Corporation, USA, first began importing and making Datsun vehicles in the US in 1960. Nissan North America, Inc. was created in 1990 to enhance the design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of Nissan vehicles in North America.
Today, the company’s operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution, and manufacturing for customers in the US, Canada, and Mexico. In 2015, Nissan North America set a new record for US sales, selling more than 1.4 million cars.
The Nissan Foundation, the subsidiary’s philanthropic arm, was created in 1992, when Nissan established a $5 million endowment to promote cultural diversity within neighborhoods in southern Los Angeles.
Today, the Foundation seeks to improve people’s lives by helping to meet the needs of communities throughout the United States through philanthropic investments, corporate outreach sponsorships, in-kind donations, and other charitable contributions.
Since its launch, the Nissan Foundation has given more than $9.3 million to more than 100 nonprofit organizations across the nation. In 2016, the foundation supported 27 nonprofits nationwide, including Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, the Children's Museum Corporation of Rutherford County, and the San Diego Children's Discovery Museum, to name a few.
Nissan has been a partner of HSF since 1997. This year, the company is an HSF Showcase Partner and the sponsor of the Nissan North America-HSF Scholarship program, which is helping students cover costs associated with college, including tuition, books, supplies, and other essentials for the academic year.