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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The coalition of businesses and community interests is committed to facilitating the continuation and enhancement of a stable, economically healthy southwest Detroit. This grant underwrites the association’s work to revive a 2.3-mile stretch of the West Vernor Avenue corridor as a thriving commercial district, complete streetscape improvements and build support for renewal of the business improvement district.
The coalition of leaders from business, labor, media, community-based and civil rights organizations and educational, health and religious institutions works collaboratively to foster more positive race relations by influencing issues and policies that ensure economic and social equity. Assisted by this grant, New Detroit is partnering on the pilot launch of Detroit 143, a neighborhood-based digital news and social media organization that delivers marketing services to local entrepreneurs and spurs economic development.
The certified community development financial institution works in partnership with public and private organizations to improve access to high-quality health and elder care, healthy foods, housing and education in low-income communities across the country. This three-year grant provides general operating support to advance the organization’s work in Detroit.
The organization serves as the primary development agency in Midtown Detroit, building on the area’s cultural, educational and medical assets. This grant provides funding for its operations, projects and activities related to district planning, anchor engagement and physical revitalization.