The Niagara Frontier Automobile Dealers Association formed a Charitable Foundation in 1999. The Foundation raises money by hosting various events including the Ron Smith Memorial AutoTech Competition (previously known as the WNY High School Automotive Technology Competition), the Auto Show Charity Preview Gala, and a Charity Golf Classic Tournament. The NFADA also provides Hole-in-One Insurance for local golf tournaments and other games of chance, at very competitive prices, with proceeds from these policies benefiting the Foundation. Since its inception, the Foundation has contributed more than $650,000 in grants to local organizations. Major grants have been issued to groups supporting local youth. Organizations that have earned our ongoing support include:
- The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children – Buffalo Branch
- MERCYflight WNY Pediatric Initiative
- Summit Educational Resources – serving more than 1700 WNY children with autism and related developmental disabilities
- Gilda's Club WNY - "Noogieland" for families learning to live with cancer
- Kids Escaping Drugs
Grant applications are reviewed by the foundation's Board of Trustees semi-annually. You may download a Grant Application here. Further information can be obtained by emailing the Foundation's Executive Vice President, Betty Murphy.