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.
This grant supports the implementation of the Hope Starts Here (HSH) framework through project support to IFF to resource a bridge organization providing project management and strategic design to onboard a long-term implementation office. Hope Starts Here is a result of an extensive community planning process, co-chaired by the Kresge and W.K. Kellogg Foundations, that engaged a broad range of stakeholders to develop a comprehensive framework to support early childhood priorities in Detroit. IFF has provided project administration support throughout the planning phase of the HSH process, and will subcontract with FSG, a national consulting firm with extensive social sector expertise, to provide implementation capacity during the search and onboarding of an implementation office that will be responsible for the implementation of the framework’s priorities in the long-term.