Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund Announces $180,000 in Grants


DETROIT — The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, with support from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Charitable Foundation Fund, awarded six grants totaling $182,285 to organizations that provide services to youth in the region. 

Programs and organizations that received recent grants include: 

  • Coalition on Temporary Shelter, Detroit, $20,000.  Support for a program to assist low-income and homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers in achieving developmental milestones.
  • First Step-Western Wayne County Project on Domestic Assault, Plymouth, $22,285.  Support for a program to repair the relationships of children and mothers who come from a violent home.
  • Girls on the Run International, Ypsilanti, $40,000.  Support to expand a curriculum-based, mentored self-esteem program for girls into Livingston, Macomb and Washtenaw counties.
  • Ruth Ellis Center, Highland Park, $40,000.  Support for services and stable housing options for runaway, homeless and at-risk LGBT youth.
  • Washtenaw Area Council for Children, Ypsilanti, $20,000.  Support for an internet and social media safety program for youth and parents.
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit, Detroit, $40,000.  Support for a swimming and water safety program for low-income, disadvantaged Detroit children. 

Created as a permanent endowment, the DADA Charitable Foundation Fund provides support to nonprofit organizations in the seven-county southeast Michigan region, with a primary focus on charitable organizations and activities that assist in improving the lives of children and youth.  

The fund represents a significant, lasting legacy to the DADA’s charitable commitment to southeast Michigan and has made more than 100 grants totaling more than $3.1 million since its inception in 1998.