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About the Foundation

Early in 2003, the Board of Directors of the Automobile Dealers Association of Greater Philadelphia (ADAGP) voted to formalize its charitable efforts by establishing the Auto Dealers CARing For Kids Foundation, a public charity earning the Internal Revenue Service’s 501(c)(3) status. The original goal of the Foundation was to focus on improving the lives and welfare of children in the Delaware Valley. Along with providing financial support to The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Auto Dealers CARing For Kids Foundation contributed funding to worthwhile child-related programs and causes throughout the five-county Philadelphia Area. Since its incorporation, our Foundation has made $5.6 million in contributions to the Hospital and several other children’s charities.

In late 2007, as the result of a two year strategic planning process, our signature “Driving Away the Cold” program was created. In just five years, the Auto Dealers CARing for Kids Foundation and its Dealer Members have donated 140,252 new winter coats to children in need throughout the Delaware Valley. Please see our Driving Away the Cold page for more information about this project.

Our Mission:

To enhance and enrich the lives of children and youth in the communities where our dealer members work and live by providing access to and supporting excellence in the institutions and programs that serve local children. 

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. A copy of the Form 990 is available for public inspection at 3311 Swede Road, East Norriton, PA 19401 or through Guidestar.org.