We are a private, national foundation that works to expand opportunities in America’s cities through grantmaking and social investing in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and community development in Detroit.
DEGA is Detroit’s lead nonprofit entity engaged in economic development. It is spearheading a major initiative, the Detroit Works Project long-term plan, to provide residents and stakeholders with an opportunity to consider innovative, data-driven options for future land use and economic growth. DEGA is working with the Detroit Collaborative Design Center to engage residents in guiding Detroit policy, planning, and fiscal decisions to achieve a new vision for the city. This grant supports that work.