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.
Self-Help Ventures Fund (SHVF) is made up of two credit unions, a nonprofit loan fund and an advocacy group. This grant will support the Kresge Community Finance program-related investment (PRI) to SHVF. SHVF will use the PRI to strengthen local food systems by financing community-owned and value-added innovators across the food supply chain, including grocers, producers, aggregators and distributors. The PRI will also support development of facilities for healthy food providers, which serve as platforms for revitalization and community development.