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
Chippewa Valley Schools
Equipment for auto tech program at Chippewa Valley High School
Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum
Renovation of existing classrooms
Livonia Public Schools
Equipment for auto tech program at Career Technical Center
Plymouth Community Arts Council
Facility improvements, including exterior lighting and a kitchen renovation
Plymouth PARC
Building renovations in memory of Lloyd Leach
Flint Cultural Center Corporation
Hydraulic lifts for historic automobiles at Sloan Museum
Soc. of St. Vincent de Paul Detroit
Transport services to prevent homelessness in Western Wayne County
Utica Community Schools
Equipment for auto tech program at Henry Ford II High School
Detroit Institute of ArtsDetroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City, 1950-2020 exhibition$100,000
Flint Cultural Center CorporationCreate and install new automotive history exhibits at the Sloan Museum$250,000
Plymouth Historical SocietyReplace three rooftop HVAC units$40,000

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