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.
The community development financial institution assists in revitalizing economically distressed areas of Detroit by providing loans and technical assistance to small-business owners, developers, building owners and contractors. This guarantee supported the second-round funding for the Detroit Entrepreneurs of Color Fund. Though the proposed expansion, DDF sought to increase the fund’s total capacity to at least $19 million. The goal of the EOC Fund is to provide loans between $25,000 and $150,000 to 300 businesses owned by people of color or employing predominantly people of color based in Detroit.