Detroit, MI, November 02, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, with support from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Charitable Foundation Fund, awarded six grants totaling $178,491 to organizations that provide services to youth in the region.
Programs and organizations that received recent grants include:
* - Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Ann Arbor, $23,491. Support to deliver hands-on science programs to hospitalized children.
* - Detroit Parent Network, Detroit, $25,000. Support for an early childhood development and literacy program.
* - Eagle Sports Club, Detroit, $35,000. Support for the expansion of a literacy-tutoring program.
* - Michigan Philharmonic, Plymouth, $30,000. Support to expand music education programming within the Wayne-Westland and Van Buren school districts.
* - Racquet Up Detroit, Detroit, $25,000. Support for the expansion of a mentoring program of squash, academics and community service.
* - Winning Futures, Warren, $35,000. Support for a school-based mentoring program in Pontiac.
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 120 grants totaling more than $3.69 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 more than $640 million through nearly 47,000 grants to nonprofit organizations throughout Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston counties. For more information, please visit www.cfsem.org.