The center is a leader in advancing the appreciation of jazz through performance and education and in ensuring a vibrant future for the art form. Funding provides strategic capital to support the center as it explores lines of business that can help it shift its business model.
The organization promotes sustainable, equitable agricultural and food systems and manages a multiyear project to develop grassroots leadership in food policy. A three-year grant supports an Eat4Health fellowship program to improve the capability of local leaders from underserved communities to shape the development and outcomes of food-system policies.
In response to the economic crisis, our trustees approved one-time operating support grants in 2009 and 2010 to recent grant recipients for safety-net services such as food, shelter, and other emergency assistance. This support helped direct-service organizations on the front line cover funding gaps caused by the economic crisis.
The organization identifies, develops, and promotes education and work force strategies that expand opportunities for youth and adults in more than 200 communities across 43 states. This grant supports its Michigan expansion of “Breaking Through,” an initiative to help community colleges create accelerated education pathways for low-skilled adults seeking postsecondary degrees or credentials.
The organization identifies, develops, and promotes education and work force strategies that expand opportunities for youth and adults in more than 200 communities across 43 states. This four-year grant funds “Accelerating Opportunity,” a collaborative initiative with 40 community colleges in five states to create and expand improved pathways to postsecondary credentials for lower-skilled adults enrolled in adult basic education.
This nonprofit organization identifies, develops, and promotes education and work force strategies that expand opportunities for youth and adults in more than 200 communities across 43 states. This three-year grant, requested on behalf of the National Fund for Workforce Solutions, supports the expansion of work force development partnerships and meets the matching requirements for a federal grant initiative.
The association preserves, interprets, and enhances Bartram’s garden and house, declared a National Historic Landmark, and builds awareness of the Bartram legacy of botany, art, and natural science through community-engagement activities. This technical-assistance grant targets the development of a systems-replacement plan for maintenance of its facilities.
Recognized as the nation’s premier center for the performing arts, the Kennedy Center supports the Institute for Arts Management, which offers training programs for performing-arts managers. Through this two-year grant, the center is providing arts-management education to the senior executives and board leaders of selected Detroit-area arts and cultural organizations.
The church-affiliated center takes a five-pronged approach toward reducing the incidence of domestic violence and sexual assault, supporting survivors, and helping to break the intergenerational cycle of abuse. Rising demand and reduced funding have created challenges for the organization, which is using this program-related investment – a low-interest loan over 36 months from the Community Relief Fund, which offered program-related investments to high-performance human-service organizations that were providing food, shelter, and other emergency services during the economic crisis – to maintain current service levels.
The organization provides 37,000 students in 10 counties with educational programs aimed at improving understanding of financial concepts and promoting work force/career readiness and entrepreneurship. This three-year grant supports the Financial Literacy NOW project, an initiative to offer financial-literacy education to middle-school students in Detroit neighborhoods.