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.