News & Notes from the Dart Foundation and organizations supported by our grants…

Dart Foundation Awards $700,000 to Capital Area Career Center

A check presentation was held at the Capital Area Career Center on April 24th, announcing Dart Foundation’s grant to CACC to create an Advanced Manufacturing collaboration space. Together with matching capital projects funds, CACC will be renovating spaces for Precision Machining, Welding and Engineering Technology, fostering a collaborative environment for students in these programs. Upgraded manufacturing equipment will be purchased as well, pr…

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Dart Foundation Recognized by Kettering University

The Dart Foundation was recently recognized for its $177,000 grant to Kettering University, at a special event held on campus. Members of Kettering’s administrative staff and faculty – as well as students – were on hand to express their appreciation, with Foundation Manager Emily L. Matthews conveying the Foundation’s pleasure to partner with the university. The grant purchased new plastics equipment, leading to the development of new undergradua…

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Dart Foundation Provides Grant for TechTransport Bus

Foundation Manager Emily L. Matthews was on hand to receive special recognition from ITEC (Information Technology Empowerment Center) as one of several area funders that helped bring their TechTransport bus project to fruition. The bus is designed to bring learning to 2,500 Lansing-area children annually who have limited access to home computers and the internet.  

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Dart Foundation donates to LCC Foundation

Dart Foundation Trustee Ariane Dart presenting a $300,000 “Big Check” to Dan McKean, Executive Director of the Lansing Community College Foundation, for renovation and new construction of their Center for Manufacturing Excellence.

Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley

The Dart Foundation provides a grant to the Boys and Girls Club of Magic Valley for their newly-renovated and expanded robotics classroom. Article:

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Hot Wheels Race to Win

Foundation Manager Emily L. Matthews (4th from right) attends Impression 5’s Press Conference, Unveiling the Dart Hall of Science and the “Hot Wheels Race to Win” Exhibit.

Dart Foundation provides grant to Piedmont Rockdale Hospital

CONYERS – Piedmont Rockdale Hospital has received a $36,390 grant from the Dart Foundation to purchase two Panda Warmers, medical devices used during labor and delivery to keep newborn babies warm and healthy in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU).

“We appreciate the support of the Dart Foundation,” said Marty Wynn, chief financial officer, Piedmont Rockdale. “The grant enables us to purchase equipment that allows us to provide th…

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Dart Foundation awards Norco College $95,000

Norco, CA – The Norco College Manufacturing Technology program was awarded a $95,000 grant from the Dart Foundation to purchase a new Y-Axis Computer Numerical Control lathe for the Advanced Manufacturing Lab.

The Lab is utilized by more than 800 students each academic year. The new equipment will provide students with access to industry standard equipment. This will ensure they are fully prepared to operate current technology and enter the work…

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Dart Foundation Grants Benefit Local Children

The Dart Foundation recently awarded two grants totaling $8,360 to benefit a local nonprofit organization and an area school in Thomaston, GA.

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Dart Foundation Donates to Kettering University

The Dart Foundation has awarded Kettering University $177,000 to purchase plastics equipment to enhance educational and research opportunities for faculty and students on campus. Article: Kettering University

Grants Distributed to Support STEM Projects in Local Classrooms

The Dart Foundation awards a several grants to Rockdale and Newton County schools to give them a boost in their science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects.


Dart Foundation awards grant to TCPS career and technology education program

The Dart Foundation recently awarded a grant in the amount of $4,495 to Talbot County Public Schools for their Career and Technology Education – Interactive Media Production (IMP) Pathway Equipment Project.


Dart Foundation Donates to Common Ground Community Greenhouse

The Dart Foundation awarded a grant to Common Ground Ministries to help provide students the chance to put their hands on learning. The non-profit will soon begin construction on a greenhouse to teach students the finer points of agriculture and horticulture.