DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A charitable foundation charged with giving away $1.2 billion left by the late owner of the Buffalo Bills over 20 years to worthy causes in that city and his hometown of Detroit will begin taking grant applications on Monday.

The 10-person Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation staff is looking for ways to have an impact reports The Detroit Free Press.  The money comes from the sale of the Bills following the death of Ralph Wilson at age 95 in 2014 at his home in Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan.

In October of 2014, WWJ Newsradio 950 reported that charities in the Metro Detroit would reportedly benefit from the sale of the Buffalo Bills which was owned by the late Ralph Wilson, a Grosse Pointe Shores resident.

Foundation President and CEO David Egner says the foundation has been focused on planning, hiring, and developing its operating policies. He said trustees already have made about $60 million in grants while getting organized.

Find more information about the Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Foundation here. 


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