CARE receives DADA grant of $50,000 to help with its programs for youth during COVID-19
CARE of Southeastern Michigan has $50,000 more to help with its mission to increase in-person and virtual counseling for Macomb County youth in response to COVID-19.
The funding is one of seven grants for nonprofits, totaling $200,000, announced Tuesday by the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) Charitable Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation. Each of the nonprofits awarded the funding provide youth mental health services, disability services and academic support young people in Macomb County
“The grant from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association allows CARE to add much needed free counseling services to our Student Assistance Center. Many families have experienced a loss of income due to the pandemic, and we did not want a family to choose between paying an essential bill or getting their child much needed emotional support,” said Susan Styf, president and CEO for CARE.
DADA Executive Director Rod Alberts said the group has been supporting charities in southeast Michigan for years.
“The pandemic had a significant impact on charitable organizations everywhere during the past year and we take great pride in still being able to provide funding to these groups,” Alberts said.
The recent round of funding brings the total amount provided for local youth organizations to $500,000 since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since the DADA Charitable Foundation Fund was created in 1998, more than $7 million in grants ranging from $10,000-$50,000 has been distributed to more than 160 organizations. Grants support a wide range of programs including human services, arts and culture, youth development, education, and healthy living.
“The Detroit Auto Dealers Association and the Community Foundation have been growing this endowment together for over 20 years to help improve our region,” said Mariam Noland, president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. “During this challenging economic time, this endowment continues to provide essential resources and support for children in southeast Michigan. The need for children’s mental health services, disability services and youth educational support in our community is especially critical during this time.”
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