Apply for a DADA Grant


Here are a few key facts about applications to the Detroit Auto Dealers Association Charitable Foundation Fund:

  • Grants range from $10,000 to $50,000
  • Projects must benefit children and youth (defined as Pre-K-12) in southeast Michigan
  • Any 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in southeast Michigan may apply for a grant. Southeast Michigan is defined as the seven counties of Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston. The 7 nonprofit organizations that traditionally receive support directly from the Charity Preview are ineligible. Please note that the Fund does not award grants to host or sponsor events.
  • Applications will open December 1, 2022
  • Important Note: We have a new online grants management system. If you think you will apply for a grant, you should go on the site now and register your organization. Registration only needs to happen once, but is required before you can submit an application.

How to Apply

Step One: Read the Grantmaking Guidelines and Application Checklist

Review the guidelines carefully to see if you are eligible to apply. Note that these have been temporarily redesigned to address challenges during COVID-19.

Step Two: Register for Access to our Online Grants Portal by January 9, 2023

If you are eligible to apply for a grant and you do not yet have access to our Fluxx Portal, you should register right away. Registration grants an individual access to our portal and links them to an organization’s existing account. If your organization does not have an existing account, an organization account will be created. Once your registration has been submitted, please allow up to 5 business days for it to be approved. If you have any questions on registering, feel free to contact our Grants Manager.

Please note CFSEM no longer supports shared accounts for an organization. Each individual who accesses our Fluxx portal should be doing so with their own individual profile and their own personal email address. We do not suggest using a shared email address for Fluxx profiles, especially in cases for signatories on grants. This allows us to ensure the security of our portal as well as allows us to communicate effectively during our grants management processes.

Step Three: Start your application.

If you have any questions about a potential application, feel free to call us and ask to speak to a Program Officer or email us. But if you do not, simply log into our grant portal and start an application.

Questions? Feel free to contact

Harmony Rhodes
Program Officer

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