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24 Core Art Organization Grants (Multiple)

$ 1,755,000
2019

To support operating and general costs for 24 core arts organizations: Allied Media Projects, Arab American National Museum, Arts League of Detroit (Carr Center), Center for Detroit Arts & Culture at Marygrove, Charles H. Wright Museum, Compas (SDBA), CultureSource, Design Core Detroit, Detroit Artists market, Detroit Historical Society, Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation, Detroit Public Theatre, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Detroit Zoological Society, Heidelberg Project, Matrix Theatre Company, Michigan Opera Theatre, Michigan Science Center, Mosaic Youth Theater, Motown Historical Society, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Pewabic Society, Signal Return, Sphinx Organization

Arts & Culture

Allied Media Projects

$ 250,000
2020

To renovate the LOVE Building in the Woodbridge / Core City neighborhood as a local-national hub for social justice that integrates community connectivity with restorative and universal design principles.

Built Environment

Belle Isle Conservancy

$ 750,000
2018

To create a new public garden designed by Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf on Belle Isle.

Built Environment

Center for Michigan

$ 100,000
2019

To support research, education, and community engagement on policy issues that affect Detroiters.

Policy & Research

Chandler Park Conservancy

$ 200,000
2021

To support the revitalization of Chandler Park on the eastside of Detroit into a high-quality regional park and urban conservation campus.

Built Environment

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History

$ 200,000
2021

To support general operations in furtherance of long-term financial sustainability

Arts & Culture

Citizens Research Council

$ 50,000
2019

To support research, education, and community engagement on policy issues that affect Detroiters.

Policy & Research

College for Creative Studies

$ 25,000
2018

To support Design Core Detroit's Commerce Design: DETROIT program

Built Environment

United Way of Southeastern Michigan

$ 250,000
2020

In support of the COVID-19 Community Response Fund. The COVID-19 Community Response Fund has been established to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations offering emergency relief to families and individuals impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic in Detroit and the region.

Community & Economic Development

Community Connections (Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency)

$ 50,000
2021

To support its the Bridging the Gap fund, a community-led grantmaking program that funds COVID-relief efforts for community leaders, grassroots organizations, and childcare providers.

Other

Community Development Advocates of Detroit

$ 200,000
2021

To build its operational capacity to serve as the backbone organization for the Building the Engine of Community Development (BECDD) planning process and to facilitate system governance.

Community & Economic Development

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

$ 1,000,000
2021

To support the New Economy Initiative to enhance service delivery to diverse small businesses in Detroit through enhanced network, capacity-building, funding, and communications support.

Community & Economic Development

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

$ 100,000
2021

To support the Mariam C. Noland Public Spaces Fund

Other

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (CFSEM)

$ 150,000
2019

To support a planning phase ("Phase One") for a funder collaborative focused on safety and justice issues in Michigan.

Safe & Just Communities

Council of Michigan Foundations

$ 70,000
2021

To support the Governor's Office of the Foundation Liaison (OFL) in promoting of philanthropic-public collaboration at the state level by providing research and data to inform decision making for policy changes.

Policy & Research

Council of Michigan Foundations

$ 200,000
2018

To support a fellow to advance policy and research activities to improve the quality of life in Detroit.

Policy & Research

Council of Michigan Foundations

$ 30,000
2021

To engage Public Policy Associates (PPA) in providing continued strategic consulting, thought partnership, and research support to the Michigan State Budget Office's Federal working group (SBO)

Other

Council of State Governments

$ 15,000
2018

To work in collaboration with Safe and Just Michigan by performing prelimary research on key questions that will shape the formulation of "Clean Slate" policies, - which allow for the automatic sealing of minor criminal records for individuals demonstrating rehabiliation, - in the state of Michigan.

Policy & Research

Council on Foundations

$ 10,000
2019

Annual membership dues.

Policy & Research

CultureSource

$ 50,000
2019

In support for the launch of Creators of Culture Program to foster small-scale, informal, and/or artistic-led creative activities in Detroit.

Arts & Culture

Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation

$ 75,000
2019

To support community outreach and communications operations for the City of Detroit 2020 Census Campaign.

Policy & Research

Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation

$ 300,000
2020

To support Project Clean Slate (PCS) the City of Detroit’s expungement initiative, to help Detroiters clear eligible criminal records to remove barriers to better employment, education, and housing opportunities.

Safe & Just Communities

Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation

$ 400,000
2021

To support the Friends and Family Choices Program which is intended to prevent violence and reduce poverty through employment services like job readiness, case management and placement assistance.

Community & Economic Development

Detroit Future City

$ 150,000
2019

To support the creation of a Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research within Detroit Future City, that would conduct research and build partnerships to promote greater economic equity in Detroit.

Community & Economic Development

Detroit Future City

$ 200,000
2021

To support Detroit Future City’s Center for Equity, Engagement, and Research to strengthen economic equity for Detroit city residents through sustained and expanded research and engagement efforts.

Community & Economic Development

Detroit Institute of Arts

$ 50,000
2019

To support a regional outreach plan.

Arts & Culture

Detroit Justice Center

$ 125,000
2018

To provide legal services to assist Detroiters who have had justice system contact.

Safe & Just Communities

Detroit Justice Center

$ 125,000
2019

To provide general operating support to the Detroit Justice Center to assist Detroiters with justice system contact overcome barriers to opportunity while engaging the community in redesigning a more equitable justice system

Safe & Just Communities

Detroit Justice Center

$ 300,000
2021

To provide general operating support to the Detroit Justice Center to assist Detroiters with justice system contact to overcome barriers to opportunity while engaging the community in transforming the criminal legal system in Detroit and beyond

Safe & Just Communities

Detroit Public Safety Foundation

$ 50,000
2018

To expand the Detroit Police Department's Ceasefire violence prevention program.

Safe & Just Communities

Detroit Public Safety Foundation

$ 400,000
2021

To support the launch and implementation of a Mental Health Co-Response Partnership program in Wayne County. The program will provide systems capacity to better serve Detroiters and drive better utilization of law enforcement & emergency services.

Safe & Just Communities

Detroit Public Schools Foundation

$ 100,000
2020

To support the Connected Futures initiative which will provide Detroit Public School students and families with devices, connectivity and technology support to continue to access learning during the COVID-19 school closure period and beyond.

Other

Detroit Regional Partnership

$ 150,000
2019

To support the development of an inclusive regional economic development strategy for Southeast Michigan through a partnership with the Brookings Institution Metropolitan Policy Program

Community & Economic Development

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy

$ 2,000,000
2018

To support capital expansion, enhancement, programming, and operations of park infrastructure along the Detroit riverfront.

Built Environment

Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO)

$ 50,000
2019

For general operating support.

Arts & Culture

Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN)

$ 137,500
2021

To support the creation of a jail data dashboard that would integrate and publicly share data from Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.

Safe & Just Communities

Develop Detroit Inc.

$ 750,000
2020

To support operating capacity for and capitalization of affordable housing and community development activities in Detroit.

Built Environment

Downtown Detroit Partnership

$ 450,000
2021

To support the recovery and growth of Downtown Detroit as a vibrant, safe and inclusive community and a behavioral-mental health augmentation service pilot

Built Environment

Downtown Detroit Partnership

$ 60,000
2018

To facilitate community convening and data analysis to improve safety in Downtown and Corktown.

Safe & Just Communities

Downtown Detroit Partnership

$ 450,000
2018

To support the growth and sustainability of downtown Detroit as a vibrant, safe and inclusive environment.

Built Environment

Downtown Detroit Partnership (Homecoming)

$ 25,000
2019

To support Detroit Homecoming VI.

Policy & Research

Eastern Market Corporation

$ 300,000
2019

To support general operations in furtherance of job growth, entrepreneurship, and district management as part of an equitable development strategy for the Eastern Market District

Community & Economic Development

Eastern Market (Murals in the Market)

$ 25,000
2019

To support Murals in the Market.

Arts & Culture

Eastern Market Partnership

$ 300,000
2021

To support general operations in furtherance of job growth, entrepreneurship, and district management as part of an equitable development strategy for the Eastern Market District

Community & Economic Development

Enterprise Community Partners

$ 400,000
2021

To support the Emerging Community Development Organization Fund, which will provide general operating support and technical assistance to newer and smaller community development organizations and their leaders throughout the city.

Community & Economic Development

Faith in Action Network (Force Detroit)

$ 25,000
2019

To support the Ceasefire Learning Community which will exam, affirm and produce a set of recommendations for strengthening Detroit’s Ceasefire program and community engagement strategy.

Safe & Just Communities

FORCE Detroit/Faith in Action

$ 100,000
2021

To provide holistic, community-based violence prevention and safety solutions to address and reduce the number of violent crimes that happen in Detroit.

Safe & Just Communities

Global Detroit

$ 95,000
2018

To commission a research study into the role of immigration and immigrant integration in neighborhood stabilization and revitalization in Detroit.

Policy & Research

GroundTruth Project (FREEP)

$ 25,000
2019

To support a reporter at the Detroit Free Press to cover systemic challenges affecting returning citizens and their families.

Safe & Just Communities

Invest Detroit Foundation

$ 1,000,000
2020

To support general operations to enhance and sustain the administration of real estate and business development activities in Detroit, including the Strategic Neighborhood Fund.

Community & Economic Development

Invest Detroit Foundation

$ 500,000
2021

To support loan loss reserve protection for the Detroit Small Business Recovery Fund (DSBRF).

Community & Economic Development

Jeferson East, Inc.

$ 330,000
2019

To support public safety program along the east Jefferson corridor and its adjoining neighborhoods to bolster JEI's inclusive neighborhood redevelopment strategies

Safe & Just Communities

Jefferson East Inc.

$ 450,000
2021

To provide general operating support.

Built Environment

Jefferson East, Inc.

$ 150,000
2020

To support initial implementation of the Jefferson Chalmers Targeted Redevelopment Area.

Built Environment

Jefferson East Inc.

$ 300,000
2021

For the implementation of the Jefferson Chalmers Targeted Redevelopment Area.

Built Environment

Jefferson East, Inc.

$ 40,000
2018

To facilitate community convening and data analysis to improve safety in the East Jefferson Corridor.

Safe & Just Communities

Live6 Alliance

$ 75,000
2019

To support façade improvement programs for small businesses in two neighborhoods, Livernois-McNichols and Southwest Detroit

Built Environment

Live6 Alliance

$ 200,000
2021

To provide support for the Live6 Alliance to expand its economic development, business support, and public safety efforts in its target neighborhood

Community & Economic Development

Local Initiative Support Corporation

$ 400,000
2018

To support affordable housing, economic development, and neighborhood revitalization in Detroit.

Community & Economic Development

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

$ 600,000
2019

To implement the Afforable Housing Leverage Fund (AHLF).

Built Environment

Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)

$ 600,000
2020

To support general operations which will enable the implementation of an economic development agenda to revitalize neighborhoods and support small business development job creation in Detroit

Community & Economic Development

Michigan Center for Youth Justice

$ 100,000
2021

To provide operating support to advance research, training, and engagement on policy issues that affect youth in contact with the juvenile justice system.

Safe & Just Communities

Michigan Council on Crime and Delinquency

$ 50,000
2019

For operating support during the completion of a strategic planning process.

Safe & Just Communities

Michigan Future Inc.

$ 100,000
2020

To support research, communications and advocacy that advances a statewide agenda with the goal of rising incomes for all Michigan residents.

Policy & Research

Michigan Future, Inc.

$ 100,000
2018

To support research, communications, and advocacy to increase economic prosperity among Michiganders.

Policy & Research

Michigan Justice Fund – Collaborative Fund hosted by CFSEM

$ 1,000,000
2020

To support a funder collaborative focused on safety and justice issues in Michigan

Safe & Just Communities

Michigan League for Public Policy

$ 50,000
2019

To support research, education, and community engagement on policy issues that affect Detroiters.

Policy & Research

Michigan Nonprofit Association

$ 75,000
2018

To support the Michigan Nonprofits Count Campaign to mobilize the nonprofit sector to support a fair and accurate census count in Detroit.

Policy & Research

Michigan Nonprofit Association

$ 300,000
2018

As fiscal sponsor to Building the Engine of Community Development of Detroit (BECDD) to support the development of a coordinated community development system in Detroit.

Community & Economic Development

Michigan Nonprofit Association

$ 50,000
2020

To support the development and implementation of the Neighborhood Vitality Index, a community-driven, assessment of neighborhood quality of life to inform future neighborhood investments and improvement efforts.

Policy & Research

Michigan Nonprofit Association

$ 75,000
2021

To support the nonprofit sector as they engage communities in Detroit into a high-quality regional park and urban conservation campus.

Policy & Research

Michigan Opera Theater

$ 50,000
2021

To support the production of "Blue" at the Aretha Franklin Ampitheatre

Arts & Culture

Midtown Detroit Inc.

$ 150,000
2019

To support Midtown Detroit Inc.’s coordination and development of a comprehensive conceptual design framework for Detroit’s Midtown Cultural Connection project

Built Environment

Midtown Detroit, Inc.

$ 220,000
2018

To support the façade matching grant program in Midtown and New Center.

Built Environment

Midtown Detroit, Inc.

$ 750,000
2018

To support general operations and community development programming.

Community & Economic Development

Midtown Detroit Inc.

$ 100,000
2021

To support the completion of the Cultural Center Planning Initiative (CCPI). The CCPI aims to reimagine a nine-block neighborhood in Detroit in order to strengthen the local economy create an enhanced sense of community, deepen local cultural capacity and increase the quality of life for the neighborhood.

Built Environment

New Detroit

$ 150,000
2021

To provide general operating support to advance the mission to achieve racial understanding and racial equity in Metropolitan Detroit

Policy & Research

New Detroit, Inc.

$ 100,000
2019

For general operating support to complete and implement their strategic plan.

Policy & Research

Public Rights Project (Tide’s Center)

$ 150,000
2019

To support the Public Rights Project in the launch of a 2-year fellowship with the City of Detroit to help catalyze and expand the City’s affirmative litigation and community engagement efforts to better protect and enforce Detroit resident’s legal rights

Community & Economic Development

Southwest Detroit Business Association

$ 75,000
2019

To support façade improvement programs for small businesses in two neighborhoods, Livernois-McNichols and Southwest Detroit

Built Environment

Southwest Detroit Business Association

$ 200,000
2021

To provide support to the Southwest Detroit Business Association to revitalize commercial corridors and assist small businesses in Southwest Detroit

Built Environment

Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center

$ 150,000
2019

To support the Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center (SWDCJC) to provide case management for the Detroit Police Department’s LEAD Opioid Abuse Diversion Program pilot.

Safe & Just Communities

Tech Town Detroit

$ 300,000
2021

To provide technical support to the small business borrowers through the Detroit Recovery, Opportunity, and Resilience (ROAR) Fund as they stabelize through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community & Economic Development

TechTown Detroit

$ 100,000
2021

To support the Community Development Minigrant Program launched by the Community Development Advocates of Detroit and and Co.Act Detroit, which will provide grants to neighborhood and community organizations throughout Detroit to respond to organizational and neighborhood needs as a result of the pandemic and related economic downturn.

Other

The Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF)

$ 65,000
2019

For the Governor's Office of the Foundation Liaison's (OFL) ongoing efforts to facilitate strategic partnerships between state agencies and Michigan foundations that share mutual goals and interests

Policy & Research

The Heidelberg Project

$ 85,000
2019

To support the creation of a comprehensive development plan for the Heidleberg Project Arts District in the McDougall-Hung neighborhood conducted by Lord Cultural Resources.

Arts & Culture

The Michigan Collaborative to End Incarceration (MLPP)

$ 200,000
2019

To expand its operational capacity to address mass incarceration at the state and local level by cultivating partnerships and providing a platform for multiple organizations to focus strategically on shared goals

Safe & Just Communities

Tuxedo Project

$ 25,000
2020

To support general operations to advance neighborhood revitalization efforts and community supports.

Community & Economic Development

United Commuinty Housing Coalition

$ 300,000
2018

To prevent, reduce and mitigate the negative impacts from tax foreclosures in Detroit through outreach, counseling, and legal support.

Community & Economic Development

United Community Housing Coalition

$ 150,000
2019

To support the “Make it Home” program that purchases homes through the City of Detroit’s Right of Refusal process for the purpose of helping homeowners and tenants avoid eviction through tax foreclosure and retain or purchase quality, affordable homeownership

Built Environment

United Way for Southeast Michigan

$ 171,000
2021

Which will provide funding to small businesses, veterans support, out of school and place-based programs, and microgrants to community nonprofits meeting COVID-related needs. UWSEM will also provide a directed $50,000 regrant to the Family Independence Initiative to support cash transfers to low-income households in metro Detroit who are experiencing an increased financial hardship due to family wage and job losses, and/or burdens associated with care for vulnerable and infected relatives, a $50,000 directed regrant to the Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation to help meet pandemic-related needs of the predominantly Latino, as well as Arab, African, and Bengali immigrant communities in Southwest Detroit, and a $20,000 directed regrant to the Here to Help Foundation to support direct COVID-related housing, employment, and transportation relief for returning citizens.

Other

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

$ 25,000
2020

To support the Tech Fund which will provide Detroit youth, specifically students enrolled in charter schools, with devices, connectivity and technology support to continue to access learning during the COVID-19 disruption to traditional in-school instruction and beyond.

Community & Economic Development

United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM)

$ 100,000
2021

To address low and racially disparate vaccination rates of Detroit residents. In partnership with Faith Forward Fund and Henry Ford Health System, UWSEM has expanded mobile vaccination units and community clinics in targeted Black and Latino neighborhoods in order to increase access to and education about COVID-19 vaccination.

Other

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan (NEI)

$ 250,000
2020

In support of the New Economy Initiative’s (NEI) Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund. To support the NEI Small Business COVID-19 Relief Fund that has been established to provide immediate funding, offset loan payments, and leverage the coordinated system of small business support that exists in Detroit.

Community & Economic Development

Vera Institute

$ 94,000
2019

To support a study of local incarceration practices in Wayne County

Safe & Just Communities

Wayne State University Center for Behavioral Health and Justice

$ 150,000
2020

To support a three-year evaluation of early-intervention risk assessment and diversion practices for the Wayne County juvenile justice process.

Safe & Just Communities