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

Recipients include Coalition on Temporary Shelter, First Step-Western Wayne County Project on Domestic Assault, Girls on the Run International, Ruth Ellis Center, Washtenaw Area Council for Children and YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit.
Oct. 24, 2012 - PRLog -- 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.

The Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund is a fund of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.  The DADA Charitable Fund was established at the Community Foundation in 1998 by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA), a trade association representing more than 200 automobile dealers and dealerships in metropolitan Detroit.

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan is a permanent community endowment built by gifts from thousands of individuals and organizations committed to the future of southeast Michigan. The Foundation works to improve the region’s quality of life by connecting those who care with causes that matter. The Foundation supports a wide variety of activities benefiting education, arts and culture, health, human services, community development and civic affairs.  Since its inception, the Foundation has distributed nearly $540 million through more than 42,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties.  For more information, please visit
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