In September 2018, DeDe McGuire launched her non-profit organization, The Dede McGuire Foundation. DeDe has always supported non-profits that inspired and empowered women for success. One thing that DeDe noticed was that many women, especially in underserved communities, could not afford to continue or pursue a higher level of education because of personal hardships, becoming a new mother, financial hardships or other circumstances. 'DeDe's Do-Over Scholarship' was born..
The DeDe McGuire Foundation beginning mission was to help create stronger families and communities by strengthening the role of women and mothers by offering scholarships to women whose higher education was interrupted or derailed because of family, personal obligations or financial distress.
Now, after Covid-19 we have expanded our outreach to the complete family unit. The Foundation’s primary goal is to assist low-income families in furthering their education with financial means. The DeDe McGuire Foundation helps with a second chance to obtain a vocational, collegiate or university degree.