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Our programs seek to expand opportunity for low-income people so they can gain the tools and supports needed to lead self-determined lives and join the economic mainstream.
We deploy an array of grantmaking and social investing tools – usually in partnership with nonprofit, public, private and philanthropic organizations – to address society’s most intractable problems.
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.
A database of grants awarded since 2009, updated quarterly.
The foundation is providing capacity-building services to the Denver arts and cultural community.
Low-income homeless women and their children receive daytime refuge and a continuum of services and resources for achieving self-sufficiency at the city’s only daytime drop-in center.
As the community’s only day shelter, the center provides homeless men, women, and couples with shelter and daily living services, as well as employment counseling, health care, and support pr
The organization, in partnership with the city of Chicago, has developed, managed, and implemented the Chicago Climate Action Plan, a multifaceted initiative to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and
The conservation group advocates climate-change mitigation that creates a demand for innovative energy technologies while simultaneously generating new jobs and economic benefits.
The conservation organization works to protect and restore wildlife habitat, confront global warming, and connect people with nature.
This green planning grant was awarded under the Green Building Initiative, begun in 2003 and retired in May 2009, which encouraged environmentally responsible construction and renovation in the non
Over the past two years, the alliance has established an international reputation for its expertise in water-efficiency programs and policy through its consulting, advisory and advocacy work with g
The alliance works with communities to make bicycling, walking and public transit attractive so that residents have environmentally and physically healthy alternatives to sedentary travel.
This green-planning grant was awarded under the Green Building Initiative, begun in 2003 and retired in May 2009, which encouraged environmentally responsible construction and renovation in the non
The organization’s structured holistic approach to providing disadvantaged and low-income people with employment training and placement has resulted in an 88 percent job-retention rate.
The nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization utilizes a vast network of food banks and charitable agencies to collect and distribute 2 billion pounds of food to more than 25 milli
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