Who We Are
With origins dating back to 1939, the Hudson-Webber Foundation is a private, independent grantmaking organization created to support organizations and institutions that move the city of Detroit forward.
What We Do
The Hudson-Webber Foundation invests in the success of community initiatives across our four mission areas. We have contributed more than $200 million in grants to Detroit nonprofit organizations.
Message From the President
A year ago, I came to the Hudson-Webber Foundation as its new President and CEO. New not only to my position, but to the city of Detroit, I was inspired by Detroiters’ innovativeness and resilience, awed by the pace of recovery in the city, and yet troubled by its unevenness.
It is undoubtedly an exciting time to be in Detroit. The city has exited a historic municipal bankruptcy, and the public sector has added layers of capacity to support citywide revitalization.
There are cranes throughout Greater Downtown, vibrant cultural attractions, and a new light rail connecting Downtown to the North End, where anchor institutions have served an important role in stabilizing surrounding neighborhoods and attracting many new businesses and residents. The steep population decline in the city has slowed, and there has been job growth since the Great Recession...
Our Mission Areas
Arts & Culture
Investing in the capacity of arts and culture organizations to deliver quality, accessible, and engaging cultural programming, and increasing the diversity of voices reflected in the sector.
Investing in the work that Detroiters are doing today to reimagine the city’s built environment as one of inclusivity, diversity, accessibility, and connectedness.
Community & Economic Development
Investing in community and civic efforts that provide high quality jobs for all Detroiters, strengthen neighborhoods to provide opportunities and quality of life for residents, and help achieve stable racial and economic diversity and interconnectedness.