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About the Foundation

Hi there! Welcome to! Ever heard of us? If not, please allow us to inform you…

We are 185 dealerships strong. Wait, let us rephrase that, we are 185 franchised new car and truck dealerships located in the Greater Philadelphia region strong. Let’s not leave any room for confusion! So, yes, we are the people you purchase a new vehicle from, get an oil change through, etc. but we are also the people who sponsor your local little league team, award much-needed scholarships to area students, donate millions to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, annually support the Y’s Healthy Kids Day and most notably, those who run the region’s most impactful new coat distribution program called Driving Away the Cold.

You see, we are small business owners who get it. We believe in the power of giving back and supporting the people and places that make up our great communities. That’s the exact reason this Foundation was formed.

Our story officially began in 2003, when we were incorporated as a 501(c)(3) public charity, but our giving really started many years prior.

The Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia, also known at the ADAGP, which was founded in 1901. The ADAGP is a trade association that nearly every new car and truck dealer in the Greater Philadelphia region belongs to. Think of it as a “clubhouse” for those working in the automotive industry. The ADAGP hosts important meetings, distributes key industry updates and most recognizably organizes and produces the Philadelphia Auto Show. There are 185 area dealerships that belong to the ADAGP.

Back in 2003, the ADAGP wanted to formalize and strengthen the charitable efforts that it had been conducting for quite some time. Hence, the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation was born. The 185 dealer members of the ADAGP are the same 185 dealer members that make up the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation.

Since forming our Foundation in 2003, we have truly been able to strengthen our relationships in our communities and do more giving. To date, we have distributed more than $10.8 million to area children’s charities, organizations and initiatives. And, we’re not stopping anytime soon. Please take a minute and browse our site to learn more about us and the good work we’ve been doing.

Our Mission:

To enhance and enrich the lives of children and youth in the communities where our dealer members work and live. 

The official registration and financial information of the ADAGP Charitable Foundation, dba Auto Dealers CARing For Kids Foundation, may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free, within Pennsylvania, (800) 732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

This Foundation is a public charity with section 501(c)(3) status from the Internal Revenue Service – contributions to which are tax deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. A copy of the Form 990 is available for public inspection at 3311 Swede Road, East Norriton, PA 19401 or through