Detroit

Lansing, Mich.
$35,000
Grant awarded in 2013

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.

Detroit
$60,000
Grant awarded in 2013

A cultural anchor of Southwest Detroit, the company uses the transformative power of theater to change lives, build community and foster social justice. Living Arts serves as the fiduciary for ARTS 3000, a strategic collaboration of four small nonprofit arts organizations based in Southwest Detroit that is using this two-year, $140,000 grant that was transferred to strengthen the operational capacity and sustainability of each member organization.

Detroit
$250,000
Grant awarded in 2013

The partnership is a critical leader in the revitalization of Detroit, delivering initiatives to strengthen downtown as the vibrant, diverse and economically healthy urban core of southeastern Michigan. This four-year, $1 million grant assists in the purchase and maintenance of a new fleet of police cars and ambulances for the city.

Detroit
$250,000
Grant awarded in 2013

The partnership is a critical leader in the revitalization of Detroit, delivering intiatives to strengthen downtown Detroit as the vibrant, diverse and economically healthy urban core of southeastern Michigan. This four-year, $1 million grant assists in the purchase of maintenance of a new fleet of police cars and ambulances for the city of Detroit.

Detroit
$100,000
Grant awarded in 2013

The youth-development organization located in northwest Detroit’s Brightmoor and Old Redford neighborhoods offers the Kumon math and reading curriculum free of charge to students who attend its after-school academic and recreational program. Funding goes toward the expansion of a facility that triples Wellspring’s enrollment capacity.

Detroit
$513,000
Grant awarded in 2013

Wayne State is a comprehensive, urban research university offering more than 400 academic and community programs. Funding from this three-year grant allows the university’s Center for Urban Studies to administer and support the expansion of the AmeriCorps Urban Safety program in the southwest Detroit and University District neighborhoods.

Detroit
$125,000
Grant awarded in 2013

Founded by Eastside Detroit leaders, the community-development organization encourages residents, neighborhood groups, business associations and institutions to work together to improve the quality of life on the Eastside. Grant assistance enables the coalition to align its Lower Eastside Action Plan with the Detroit Future City Strategic Framework Plan by conducting small pilot projects and creating a dashboard to monitor progress.

Ann Arbor, Mich.
$195,000
Grant awarded in 2013

Michigan is the nation’s leading university for research spending, which currently totals $1.33 billion, and is home to the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. This two-year grant supports the establishment of the Taubman Architecture High School in the midtown Detroit area to offer college-level architecture education to students from seven area high schools.

Detroit
$200,000
Grant awarded in 2013

Serving Wayne, Oakland, and Macomb counties, the organization is committed to bringing together partners across all sectors to address community concerns and to create sustainable community change. Grant money is being used to develop a comprehensive, multifaceted food system in metropolitan Detroit that increases access to healthy food and nutrition education, and combats hunger and obesity, especially among children.

Boston
$100,000
Grant awarded in 2013

The organization provides capacity-building programs and services for individual nonprofits and the nonprofit sector. This grant funds our membership in the Early Childhood Funders’ Collaborative, a coalition of foundations and corporate-giving programs dedicated to promoting the positive development of young children.