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A database of grants awarded since 2009, updated quarterly.
As one of the largest chambers of commerce in the nation, the Detroit Regional Chamber connects Michigan’s business community and helps its 20,000 members and affiliates grow businesses through bes
Since 2005, Inyathelo has managed Kresge’s $10.5 million Special Initiative in South Africa, which sought to build the private advancement capacity at five large teaching institutions.
Located in Detroit’s Midtown, Wayne State is a comprehensive university offering more than 350 academic and community programs. This two-year grant will support the Undergraduate Student Succe
As part of the Fresh, Local and Equitable (FreshLo) cross-team initiative between the Arts & Culture and Health programs, this two-year grant will provide support to accelerate neighborhood pro
The foundation serves as a vehicle for donors, volunteers and community members to identify important issues, share ideas and build financial resources to make positive long-term change. This
GenesisHOPE serves the Islandview neighborhood in east Detroit, supporting youth, economic and business development and working to align neighborhood initiatives with citywide efforts.
Villages CDC has served the Indian Village, West Village and Islandview neighborhoods in east Detroit for 10 years, advancing economic development and blight-removal initiatives, including the
Central Detroit Christian Community Development Corporation serves the Central/North End-Piety Hill-Virginia Park community in central Detroit, providing housing and business development, home repa
Woodbridge Neighborhood Development Corp.
Southwest Housing Solutions serves Southwest Detroit, providing physical and mental health services, juvenile justice programs, college access and mentoring programs and affordable housing dev
Detroit Hispanic Development Corp.
Southwest Detroit Business Association serves the Southwest Detroit community, providing real estate, business and community development services, such as a technical assistance program t
Urban Neighborhood Initiatives serves the Springwells neighborhood in southwest Detroit through physical and youth development activities, including development and maintenance
Congress of Communities serves the Southwest Detroit community, focusing on youth empowerment and development, issue advocacy and connecting community members to city services.
Bridging Communities serves the Chadsey-Springwells community in west Detroit, providing housing development, rehabilitation of vacant homes, blight removal and coordination of health and human ser
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