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AmericanTrucks’ Positive Payload Program

Help A Worthy Charity Get A $2,000 Donation

AmericanTrucks recognizes that pickups are the backbone of the American workforce, from job sites to disaster relief and everything in between, which is why we’re proud to launch the Positive Payload Program.

The Positive Payload Program is designed to benefit non-profit charitable organizations who use and rely on pickup trucks and pickup truck accessories  to better their community. Anyone who works with or volunteers for a charity that uses Ford F-150s, Chevrolet Silverados, GMC Sierras, or Dodge Rams is welcome to apply for a $200 donation to the charity they are involved with. Finally, each year one of the previous winners of the $200 donation will be eligible for an annual award of an additional $2,000!

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Entry Requirements

In order to be considered for a donation, please submit the following information:

  • Fill out the entry form, answering what the charity does, how pickup trucks assist in helping the community, and how the donation would be used
  • A picture that showcases one of the trucks mentioned above while highlighting what your charity is about
  • Proof of affiliation with the charity you are nominating


To be eligible for a donation, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Non-profit charity organization
  • The charity must use Ford F-150s, Chevrolet Silverados, GMC Sierras, or Dodge Rams in some capacity to assist with normal operations
  • Organizations can receive only one $200 grant from the program
  • Awards of the $200 grant automatically enroll organizations into the annual drawing for a single, $2,000 award (granted once per organization, lifetime)

What Is Awarded And When?

Charities, and organizations, will be selected from the applications on a rolling (ongoing) basis, and will receive one check for $200. The winners in a calendar year (Jan. 1 through Dec. 31) will be automatically entered into a drawing that makes them eligible for the annual, one-time, $2,000 grant. The annual award winners will be notified by December 30th



Charity Objective:Habitat for Humanity Kansas City builds affordable homes for needy families.


Charity Objective:Macon Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build affordable shelter for families in need.


Charity Objective:The largest 501(c)(3) nonprofit in the Piedmont Triad of NC whose mission is eeding children and their families.


Charity Objective:Make repairs at no charge for low-income homeowners to make their homes safe, accessible and energy efficient.


Charity Objective:Develop young adults into leaders and launch their careers in the social services.


Charity Objective:Move citizens from crisis to self-sufficiency with focus on forming habits that are likely to lead to an engaging career.


Charity Objective:Gather and distribute food to needy people through more than 60 local charitable organizations.


Charity Objective:Provides recreation opportunities to over 2,300 kids in the Aspen area


Charity Objective:Assist North American Truck Drivers and Their Family in Times of Crisis


Charity Objective:Enlist volunteers and contractors to repair the homes impacted by natural disasters


Charity Objective:to construct and install removable and reusable wheelchair ramps


Charity Objective:Houston Community ToolBank is a nonprofit tool lending program

Friends of the Rappahannock

Charity Objective:Protect and Restore the Rappahannock River and the Chesapeake Bay.

Operation Troop Appreciation

Charity Objective:Support troops and veterans through various programs.

Vermilionville Living History Museum Foundation, Inc.

Charity Objective:Preserve, celebrate, and perpetuate culture and environment


Charity Objective:Sponsor professional artists to nurture the imaginations of Milwaukee youth.


Charity Objective:Enhance our community’s health.


Charity Objective:Build homes and sells them to qualified applicants at no profit.


Charity Objective:Build homes, community and hope


Charity Objective:Respond immediately to natural and man-made disasters.


Charity Objective:Provide life-changing service projects in low-income communities.


Charity Objective:Provide transitional housing for those in need.

$2000 Grant Recipients

Appalachia Service Project (ASP) provides home repair and home replacement to families in Central Appalachia. The organization also assists in disaster recovery for incidents such as, floods and fires that occur in a five-state service area. A variety of trucks in the fleet assist with transporting all materials needed from one job site to the next. American trucks enable ASP to complete repairs for families in need of warm, safe, healthy, and dry places to live. ASP workers and trucks have provided home repairs to 433 families, and gifted 28 new homes to families living in Central Appalachia.
Appalachia Service Project
Operation Tiny Home is a 501(c)(3) national nonprofit that assists people struggling with severe housing instability to maintain a life of dignity through custom high-quality tiny housing solutions and empowerment training programs. Through “Building A Better Future for Veterans” and “Dignity Housing for Native Americans” programs, they teach carpentry and construction skills while participants build a high-quality custom tiny home to support someone in need in their community.
Operation Tiny Home
Water Mission uses innovative technology and engineering expertise to provide access to safe water for more than 3.6 million people in 55 countries. Trucks are used to deliver equipment and technology to project worksites. Most of these sites are surrounded by rugged terrain only accessible by trucks and 4x4 vehicles. Their disaster relief, and recovery, work also places their people in situations where trucks are helpful. AmericanTrucks is proud to stand behind this type of humanitarian work, reliant on the use of tradesman’s knowledge and skills.
Water Mission International
Habitat Philly has repaired 500 homes and built 215 in greater Philadelphia, PA since it was chartered in 2003. The impact this has on more than 1,700 people is measured both in timber-frame construction, and good-will for families in need. Habitat has a fleet of trucks they use for programs to get supplies and staff between sites and warehouses. AmericanTrucks sees this type of work as an extension of the community it serves through its business. Hardworking builders and service leaders need equally hardworking parts for their equipment and trucks.
Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia
Construction for Change believes every building provides an opportunity to improve the health, education, or economic mobility of everyone in a community. From schools to medical facilities, these are the spaces where change happens. Construction for Change builds world-class facilities where people can exchange information, discuss ideas, and access life-improving services. The organization’s vision is to provide people, regardless of where they live, with access to well-built spaces where they can manage their health, further their education, or increase their economic mobility. By leveraging the work of our volunteers and world-class design and architectural firms, they have provided opportunities for people to access health services, education, or economic opportunities. They are able to push towards this vision with the help of volunteers, world-class design and architectural firms and have succeeded in helping people through their countless various projects. For these reasons, we are honored to award this organization with the AmericanTrucks’ Positive Payload Grant.
Construction for Change
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County (RTMC) is a nonprofit affordable housing organization that provides free, safe and healthy home repairs, energy efficient upgrades, and accessibility modifications to low-income homeowners in Montgomery County, Maryland. RTMC operates as a member of the Rebuilding Together affiliate network. With their Safe and Healthy Homes program, this organization is able to provide their clients with services at absolutely no cost that address conditions posing health and/or safety risks to them and their families and that create risk of homeowner displacement. Through this program, RTMC has been able to work on the homes of more than 110 families each year, completing over 300 projects, and engaging the support from nearly 700 volunteers. RTMC is bringing hope to veterans, elders, people with disabilities, and families with children. Without their services, these households run the risk of losing the only affordable housing option available to them, this is why we are proud to award RTMC with AmericanTrucks’ Positive Payload Grant.
Rebuilding Together Montgomery County
DelMarVa Council of the Boy Scouts of America serves over 600 families around Wilmington and Newark, Delaware as well as Salisbury and Cambridge, Maryland. Covering fourteen counties divided into 8 Scouting districts, the Del-Mar-Va Council provides Scouting opportunities throughout the region. Whether it be Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts or Sea Scouts, their mission is about providing programs for underprivileged youth by fostering the importance of responsibility, character, citizenship and leadership through community-based initiatives. These programs serve over 300 units and almost 10,000 young men and women with the help of over 3,250 volunteers. In 2016 alone, 182 young men in the DelMarVa Council of the BSA attained Scouting’s highest rank, the coveted Eagle Scout Award. In addition, over 69,000 hours of community service were logged through BSA’s Turn for America Program contributing over $1.6M in services for their communities. With an ever-growing membership base, and while achieving its third consecutive year as a Gold Standard Council in the BSA Journey to Excellence Program, we are extremely happy to award this group with the AmericanTrucks’ Positive Payload Grant.
DelMarVa Council of the Boy Scouts of America
Keystone Contractors are a leading resource for construction companies in Pennsylvania, providing member services which include: education, safety training, labor & government relations, community service and career development. Based in Lemoyne, PA, their vision is to become the most influential construction trade association in Pennsylvania while providing outstanding support to their members. The Keystone Contractors Association represents the leading commercial construction companies in Pennsylvania, providing them with a strong voice in Harrisburg, superior support, and connections to state agencies and elected officials. Keystone Contractors host an annual competition, the Keystone Construction Cup, which was created to recognize construction companies who make a positive impact in their communities. This point-based competition requires participants to take part in educating, networking, growing and servicing their communities. We are proud to provide this organization with the AmericanTrucks’ Positive Payload grant as we will continue to support the organizations that utilize trucks in their day-to-day operations.
Keystone Contractors
As a nonprofit construction organization, Building Goodness Foundation (BGF) relies on trucks almost every day we’re working on an active job site. BGF partners with the highest-quality NGOs and domestic nonprofit organizations to design and build structures which increase our partners’ capacity to do great work. We rely on trucks to help us move materials and people to and from each construction site, whether it’s the renovation of the Virginia Institute of Autism facility in Charlottesville, Virginia or the construction of a new women’s health and birthing clinic in Tom Gato, Haiti. We have worked in Virginia, Mississippi, and Colorado, and abroad in Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Liberia, and Nicaragua. Building Goodness Foundation connects skilled volunteers from the design and construction industries with opportunities to use their professional skills for a good cause, and in developing countries we also hire local work crews, to avoid displacing local labor. High-quality machinery is essential in helping us build goodness in the world. Learn more about Building Goodness Foundation by visiting:
Building Goodness Foundation
Operation FINALLY HOME was established in 2005 as a nonpartisan/nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization providing custom-built, mortgage-free homes to America’s military heroes and the widows of the fallen, those who have worn America’s uniform and sacrificed so much to defend our freedoms and values. Operation FINALLY HOME partners with corporate sponsors, builder associations, builders, developers, individual contributors, and volunteers to help America’s military heroes and their families transition to the home front by addressing one of their most pressing needs—a home to call their own. With faith in God and determined action, we will have hundreds of homes built annually across the nation for our Heroes, those who have sacrificed while wearing America’s uniform in defense of our freedoms and values, helping them get their lives back on track after the hardships they have faced. We want Operation FINALLY HOME to be a nationally recognized charity and a household name that inspires others to help in our cause. Our trucks are used to move materials to job sites, setup for surprises/dedications, and providing transportation to our families to Operation FINALLY HOME events. Learn more about Operation Finally Home by going to:
Operation Finally Home