Since the passing of Ms. Dunning in 2015, the Board of Directors has fulfilled her legacy of giving by awarding the following grants:

2019 Grants  
Canton Community Foundation
New computers and a website upgrade
$11,000
Chippewa Valley Schools
Equipment for auto tech program at Chippewa Valley High School
$51,000
Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum
Renovation of existing classrooms
$57,000
Livonia Public Schools
Equipment for auto tech program at Career Technical Center
$46,000
Plymouth Community Arts Council
Facility improvements, including exterior lighting and a kitchen renovation
$43,000
Plymouth PARC
Building renovations in memory of Lloyd Leach
$50,000
Flint Cultural Center Corporation
Hydraulic lifts for historic automobiles at Sloan Museum
$4,000
Soc. of St. Vincent de Paul Detroit
Transport services to prevent homelessness in Western Wayne County
$20,000
Utica Community Schools
Equipment for auto tech program at Henry Ford II Hight School
$30,000

2018 Grants  
Plymouth Historical SocietyKitchen equipment and renovations$17,000
Yankee Air MuseumScience and technology programs for Plymouth students$75,000
Classic Car Club of America MuseumAntique car restoration $22,000
Gilmore Car MuseumCreation of new educational exhibits for middle and high school students$115,000
Keep Plymouth LeafyTree planting on Plymouth streets$15,000
Oakland Schools Education FoundationEquipment upgrades for auto technology programs at 11 schools$86,000
Plymouth-Canton SchoolsEquipment upgrades for auto technology program$80,000
Plymouth PARCConstruct digital street sign $55,000
Salvation Army-Eastern Michigan DivNew phone system Plymouth Corps$8,600
Vehicles for ChangeTraining program for low-income individuals to become automobile mechanics in Detroit$150,000
Plymouth Fife and Drum Corps AssociationPurchase of a truck to haul musical instruments$13,250
City of PlymouthSafety equipment for Plymouth Fire Department$20,600
First Step—W. Wayne Co. Project on Domestic AssaultBuilding and facility repairs at the Plymouth location$28,000
Plymouth District LibraryConvert historical Plymouth newspapers on microfilm to digital format$30,000
College for Creative StudiesPrograms to introduce Plymouth-area students for creative career pathways in the automotive industry. $100,000

2017 Grants  
Classic Car Club of America MuseumAntique car restoration$22,000
Salvation Army, Eastern MI DivisionPurchase of a passenger van for the Dearborn Heights Corps$32,000
College for Creative StudiesTwo-year program to introduce high school students to creative career pathways in the automotive industry $258,000
Vehicles for ChangeExpand automotive mechanic training program in Detroit $135,000
Vision to LearnFree eye exams and glasses to low-income students in western Wayne County $125,000
The Educational Excellence Foundation—Plymouth-Canton Community SchoolsEquipment upgrades for Automobile Tech Program $53,000
First Step--The Western Wayne County Project on Domestic ViolenceBuilding and facility repairs $100,000
College for Creative StudiesNational high-school automotive design competition (over five years) $553,000
Livonia Public Schools Equipment upgrades for Automobile Tech Program $50,000
Plymouth PARC Equipment upgrades for its swimming pool $125,000

2016 Grants  
Plymouth Historical SocietyTwo-year marketing project $58,000
Plymouth Arts and Recreation ComplexThree strategic planning projects$50,000
Salvation Army, Eastern MI DivisionPurchase and maintenance of equipment for the Plymouth Corps food pantry$10,000
Plymouth District LibraryStrategic planning project$28,000
Michigan PhilharmonicTechnology upgrades and educational programming$65,000
Plymouth Historical SocietyPurchase and installation of a modern shelving system for storage rooms$40,000
Salvation Army, Eastern MI DivisionPurchase of a passenger van for the Plymouth Corps$38,000