Empowering our communities, accelerating the future. 

As a group, the committee selects one organization in each county to recognize with a special plaque to honor their mission and hard work and a $3,000 check as a donation from the dealership to help make a meaningful difference, a Dyer Difference. Organizations can apply twice each year, and an organization is eligible to receive the Dyer Difference Award once per calendar year. In order to ensure that the award remains small, local, and grassroots, only nonprofit organizations with an office within the community can apply.

It’s just our way of supporting our communities and encouraging kindness and caring right in our own hometowns. If you work for or support a nonprofit organization doing good in our community, feel free to apply!

​​​​The  Dyer Difference Award

Long before they made the move from a dealership in Ohio to sunny Florida in 2008, the Dyer family knew the importance of helping to build a strong and caring community. In order to help in a meaningful way, the Dyer Difference Award was created to recognize nonprofit organizations whose mission touched and helped the very communities in which the dealerships were located.

Every month, members of the Dyer Automotive staff family in Indian River, St. Lucie, and Polk Counties gather for a very special meeting. It’s a chance to learn more about nonprofit organizations within the community working hard to build a better place to live and work.


Some organizations focus on the needs of children; others are designed to provide respect and comfort for seniors, and still more are committed to helping our four-legged community members. All are special and deserving of gratitude and recognition, but each month, the committee members learn about the organizations who have applied for a Dyer Difference Award.