Foundation awards $200Okay to 7 Detroit-area nonprofits

DETROIT (AP) – Seven Detroit area nonprofits share $ 200,000 from the Detroit Auto Dealers Association Community Foundation’s charitable trust fund for Southeast Michigan.

The organizations provide youth psychiatric services, services for the disabled and academic support.

Award winners include CARE of Southeast Michigan, which is receiving $ 50,000 to improve face-to-face and virtual counseling for teens in response to the coronavirus pandemic, and the LifeLab Kids Foundation, which is receiving $ 40,000 to provide telemedicine – Provides parent and patient services to provide response to COVID-19 for children with special needs.

Racquet Up Detroit receives $ 30,000 for a youth development and academic enrichment program for Detroit undergraduate students, while Gigi’s Playhouse receives $ 20,000 for a language program for youth with Down syndrome in southeast Michigan.

The nonprofit fund has granted grants totaling more than $ 7 million to more than 160 organizations since 1998.

“During this difficult economic time, this foundation continues to provide vital resources and support to children in Southeast Michigan,” said Mariam C. Noland, president of the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan.

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