The real estate consulting practice, formerly known as U3Ventures, specializes in projects that leverage the employment base, procurement volume and facilities of universities and medical institutions to improve their surrounding neighborhoods. This grant supports the strategic development and implementation of anchor-driven revitalization efforts in Detroit’s Midtown area and along the McNichols Corridor in Northwest Detroit.
To achieve its vision for a competitive economy, the alliance forges private and public partnerships that help to foster the development of a productive workforce. SEMCA anchors the Workforce Intelligence Network of Southeast Michigan, which is using this funding to develop and launch an online dashboard that tracks labor-market and economic metrics for Detroit and the surrounding region.
The association works directly with Michigan’s 64 local United Ways to develop responses to current and emerging issues. Through this grant, the association is partnering with the Michigan Office of Great Start and Public Sector Consultants to implement a comprehensive plan for early learning and development in Michigan.
The open-air art environment created by founder and artistic director Tyree Guyton uses discarded everyday objects to create a two-block area of color, symbolism and intrigue in an eastside neighborhood. This grant supports the implementation of new security measures and equipment to safeguard the art installations in the neighborhood and complete an on-site clean-up.
Enterprise sponsors the Rose Architectural Fellowship, which guides emerging architects into community-based architectural design. This three-year grant is being used to place a Rose Fellow with the University of Detroit Mercy’s Detroit Collaborative Design Center.
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a cultural icon and one of America’s top-ranked performance organizations, attracts more than 400,000 people a year to its concerts and community education and outreach programs. A three-year grant supports the orchestra while it restructures its operations for long-term sustainability and expands its audience and patron base.
The land bank promotes neighborhood stabilization and economic growth through the acquisition, management and disposition of tax-delinquent properties that have reverted to city ownership. This funding renews general operating support for the authority and underwrites its neighborhood-revitalization efforts.
The community-development organization delivers comprehensive programs and services to youth and adults in Southwest Detroit, and leads the Consortium of Hispanic Agencies, a collaborative of six service providers working in Detroit’s Latino community. The corporation is the fiscal sponsor for this grant to the Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center, which seeks to increase public trust in the justice center, assist in the reduction of crime, improve the quality of life and meet the needs of the community.
The institution of arts and design offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees to students while preparing them for careers. This three-year grant provides ongoing support to the college to administer the Eminent Artist and Artist Fellowship programs and funds two Eminent Artist awards and 36 artist fellowships during the seventh and eighth years of the Kresge Arts in Detroit initiative.
The organization is a leader in the development of pubic policy and a reliable source of information on wide-ranging issues affecting children and families. It is using this grant for restructuring with the goal of improving its long-term effectiveness and outcomes.