3 funds honoring Bills founder Wilson give out $250K
Detroit — Three new funds honoring the legacy of the late founder of the Buffalo Bills are giving out $250,000 in grants to Detroit-area organizations.
The endowments were established at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan with a grant from the Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation to support projects and initiatives that reflect Wilson’s charitable interests. The money announced Thursday is being shared by 14 groups.
The endowments are for supporting cancer care, the Grosse Pointe area and youth sports. Grants include $20,000 for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Center, $25,000 for the Grosse Pointe Historical Society and $20,000 for expansion of a Detroit squash program called Racquet Up Detroit.
Ralph Wilson was 95 when he died at his Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, home in 2014.