Events Throughout the Year
We concentrate our community support in four main areas. By narrowing our focus, we’re able to make a real impact on programs that promote positive change in our community. The types of organizations to which we contribute are selected based on community needs and the interests and passions of Apple Autos team members.
Jana’s Fund was created in memory of Jana Gulbrandson, who passed away in 1996 at age 14. Jana was known for her compassion towards others and always rooted for the underdog. The mission of the fund is to honor Jana’s memory by providing grants to organizations that support childhood health, wellness, and education. Since Jana’s Fund was created at the Minneapolis Foundation, Apple Autos has donated over $250,000 to organizations that support kids.
At Apple Autos, it has never just been about vehicles; serving our community has always remained at the forefront of our values. Our mission is to increase access to high-quality programs- in the Twin Cities community, that focus on childhood health, wellness and education. We are also dedicated to providing funding and in-kind donations to worthwhile organizations in our communities. By narrowing our concentration, we are able to make a real impact on programs that promote positive change in our community.
Apple Autos gives over $50,000 a year in college scholarships to students attending high schools in our community. We also provide scholarships to students enrolled in automotive courses at technical colleges. Students from 15 local schools receive scholarships. Apple Autos partners with the Minneapolis Foundation, while each school determines their individual criteria for awarding scholarships.
Apple Autos is a longtime supporter of the national conservation organization Pheasants Forever. We provide ongoing funding for the Build A Wildlife Area–Minnesota. Our partnership has helped permanently conserve over 5,400 acres in fifteen Minnesota counties. This habitat is open to public hunting, birding, hiking, and other outdoor recreation.