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Groups receive $1.7M from Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds

July 6, 2019

DETROIT (AP) — The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan has awarded nearly $1.7 million in grants to 64 organizations through Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Legacy Funds.

The Downtown Detroit Partnership Bike Share is getting $40,000 for an adaptive bike program that provides cycling options for riders of all abilities. Trinity Health will get $50,000 to build pathways connecting the hospital campus to Chelsea locations.

Friends of the Rouge will receive $49,000 for Lower Rouge River Water Trail site plans. Another $25,000 will go to Team GUTS for turf improvements to increase safety and an expanded play area for youth with special needs.

The Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation is named after the founder of the Buffalo Bills. Ralph Wilson was 95 when he died at his Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, home in 2014.

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