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14 Core Art Organization Grants (Multiple)

$ 235,000
2016

To support operating and general costs for 14 core arts organizations: Arab American National Museum, Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, Cranbrook Academy of Art & Institute of Science, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit Public Television, Detroit Historical Society, Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation, Detroit Zoological Society, The Henry Ford, Michigan Opera Theatre, Michigan Science Center, Mosaic Youth Theatre, Motown Historical Museum and Pewabic Society.

Arts & Culture

14 Core Art Organizations Grants (Multiple)

$ 235,000
2017

To support operating and general costs for 14 core arts organi-
zations: Arab American National Museum, Charles H. Wright
Museum of African-American History, Cranbrook Academy of Art
and Institute of Science, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit Public
Television, Detroit Historical Society, Detroit Public Library
Friends Foundation, Detroit Zoological Society, The Henry Ford,
Michigan Opera Theatre, Michigan Science Center, Mosaic
Youth Theatre, Motown Historical Museum, and Pewabic Society.

Arts & Culture

14 Core Arts Organizations (Multiple)

$ 235,000
2015

To support operating and general costs for 14 core arts organizations: Arab American National Museum, Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, Cranbrook Academy of Art & Institute of Science, Detroit Artists Market, Detroit Public Television, Detroit Historical Society, Detroit Public Library Friends Foundation, Detroit Zoological Society, The Henry Ford, Michigan Opera Theatre, Michigan Science Center, Mosaic Youth Theatre, Motown Historical Museum and Pewabic Society.

Arts & Culture

Autism Alliance of Michigan

$ 50,000
2017

To support services and advocacy for Detroit families affected by autism.

Other

Belle Isle Conservancy

$ 750,000
2018

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

Built Environment

Bing Youth Institute

$ 100,000
2015

To support meaningful mentoring experiences to Detroit youth through the Boys Inspired through Nurturing Growth Opportunities (BINGO) mentoring program.

Community & Economic Development

Cass Corridor Neighborhood Development Corporation

$ 200,000
2015

To rehabilitate a vacant building on Cass Avenue into two retail-ready storefront spaces in Midtown Detroit.

Built Environment

Center for Michigan

$ 25,000
2015

To support general operations and statewide public engagement efforts to create the environment for a more engaged, informed and prosperous Michigan.

Policy & Research

Center for Michigan

$ 50,000
2017

To support public engagement efforts that build a more engaged, informed and prosperous Michigan.

Policy & Research

Challenge Detroit

$ 75,000
2015

To support the implementation of a fellowship program to serve as sustainable mechanism for attracting, developing and retaining young, talented leaders in Detroit.

Community & Economic Development

Citizens Research Council

$ 25,000
2015

To support the research of topics important to understanding the major economic challenges and restructuring issues facing Michigan governments.

Policy & Research

Citizens Research Council

$ 50,000
2017

To support economic and policy research on issues facing Michigan governments.

Policy & Research

Citizens Research Council

$ 25,000
2016

To support economic and policy research on issues facing Michigan governments.

Policy & Research

College for Creative Studies

$ 15,000
2017

For the benefit of Detroit Creative Corridor Center for the Detroit Design 139 Exhibition.

Built Environment

College for Creative Studies

$ 25,000
2018

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

Built Environment

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

$ 85,000
2016

To support the Turning the Corner research study to increase understanding of neighborhood change and inclusive development in Detroit.

Policy & Research

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

$ 1,000,000
2016

To support entrepreneurial growth in Detroit through the New Economy Initiative.

Community & Economic Development

Community Reinvestment Fund, Inc.

$ 150,000
2017

To improve access to home ownership in Detroit neighborhoods with the Detroit Home Mortgage Program.

Built Environment

Congress for the New Urbanism

$ 15,000
2016

To support accessibility to learning and networking opportunities to Detroit-based organizations and community leaders at the CNU24 conference in Detroit.

Built Environment

Core Nonprofit Membership Grants (Multiple)

$ 64,100
2016

To support operating and general costs for eight nonprofit organizations: Council on Foundations, Council of Michigan Foundations, Council of Michigan Foundations – Land Use Funders, Independent Sector, Michigan Nonprofit Association, The Foundation Center, The Funders Network for Smart Growth, and CEOs for Cities.

Policy & Research

Core Nonprofit Membership Grants (Multiple)

$ 64,290
2017

To support operating and general costs for eight nonprofit organizations:
Council on Foundations, Council of Michigan Foundations, Independent Sector, Michigan Nonprofit Association, The Foundation Center, The Funders Network for Smart Growth, Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, and PEAK Grantmaking.

Other

Corktown Economic Development Corporation

$ 55,000
2016

To support the capacity to plan and execute physical revitalization strategies to improve walkability and vibrancy in Corktown Detroit.

Built Environment

Council of Michigan Foundations, Inc.

$ 30,000
2016

To support the Governor’s Office of the Foundation Liaison to promote philanthropic and public collaboration at the state level.

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, Inc.

$ 57,000
2017

To support the Office of Foundation Liaison, aligning public and philanthropic initiatives to address pressing needs in Michigan.

Policy & Research

Council of Michigan Foundations, Inc.

$ 10,000
2017

To support joint CMF-Independent Sector conference programming in Detroit.

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

CultureSource

$ 100,000
2015

To support the general operating costs through advocacy, capacity building and marketing resources in southeast Michigan.

Arts & Culture

CultureSource

$ 25,000
2017

To support the production of a documentary film that examines Detroit's historic bankruptcy.

Arts & Culture

CultureSource

$ 75,000
2017

To strengthen the nonprofit arts and culture sector with capacity building, advocacy, and marketing resources.

Arts & Culture

CultureSource

$ 25,000
2016

To conduct a strategic review and develop future plans for programming.

Arts & Culture

CultureSource

$ 75,000
2016

To strengthen the nonprofit arts and culture sector with capacity building, advocacy, and marketing resources.

Arts & Culture

Detroit Economic Growth Corporation

$ 100,000
2016

To support the REVOLVE Small Business Program.

Community & Economic Development

Detroit Historical Society

$ 50,000
2015

To support the early stage engagement, communications and strategy development for the 1967 Project to commemorate the July 1967 civil unrest.

Arts & Culture

Detroit Historical Society

$ 400,000
2016

To support an exhibition and community programming to reflect on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 rebellion.

Arts & Culture

Detroit Institute of Arts

$ 2,000,000
2016

To support the endowment campaign through a challenge grant for the Woodward Circle giving initiative.

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 Public Safety Foundation

$ 50,000
2018

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

Safe & Just Communities

Detroit Public Schools Foundation

$ 50,000
2017

To support the Science Enrichment Experiences (SEE) program that integrates cultural programming into the DPS science curriculum.

Arts & Culture

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

$ 50,000
2015

To support preliminary costs for a high-profile art installation in the Dequindre Cut walking trail, designed by world-renowned Brazilian artists, the Campana Brothers.

Built Environment

Detroit Riverfront Conservancy

$ 125,000
2015

To support a comprehensive development plan for real estate and public space investment anchored around the Detroit Riverwalk.

Built Environment

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

$ 50,000
2017

To support an educational concert series that makes classical music accessible to Detroit youth.

Arts & Culture

Develop Detroit, Inc.

$ 1,000,000
2017

To support the development and preservation of affordable and mixed-income housing in Detroit neighborhoods.

Community & Economic Development

Downtown Detroit Partnership

$ 75,000
2015

To support the administrative costs associated with the Live Downtown program, enticing incentives to purchase or rent a home in the downtown Detroit area.

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

$ 150,000
2015

To support the launch of a Detroit Bike Share system to help enhance the quality of life in the Greater Downtown Detroit area.

Built Environment

Downtown Detroit Partnership

$ 460,000
2015

To support the efforts toward sustaining and growing Downtown Detroit as a clean, safe and inviting environment and build future economic growth vitality.

Built Environment

Downtown Detroit Partnership

$ 65,000
2015

To support the deployment of CompStat services in Corktown Detroit.

Safe & Just Communities

Downtown Detroit Partnership

$ 12,000
2016

To support monthly peer-to-peer learning sessions with the program leads of four initiatives: Detroit Bike Share, Detroit Experience Factory, Live Detroit and the Build Institute.

Community & Economic Development

Downtown Detroit Partnership

$ 175,000
2016

To support the general operations of the Detroit Experience Factory program.

Community & Economic Development

Downtown Detroit Partnership

$ 14,500
2015

To support the strategic planning for select Downtown Detroit programs, such as Build, Detroit Experience Factory, Detroit Bike Share and Live Detroit.

Community & Economic Development

Downtown Detroit Partnership

$ 150,000
2017

To connect residents, employees, and visitors with Detroit’s diverse people, places and stories through the Detroit Experience Factory program.

Community & Economic Development

Downtown Detroit Partnership

$ 150,000
2016

To facilitate community convening and data analysis to improve safety in Downtown, Corktown, and the E. Jefferson corridor.

Safe & Just Communities

Eastern Market Corporation

$ 300,000
2017

To support economic development and stewardship of Eastern Market and the surrounding neighborhood.

Community & Economic Development

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

Independent Sector

$ 15,000
2015

To support a regional field meeting stimulating conversation about changes in civil society, and how the charitable sector must adapt and evolve to create greater impact in Detroit.

Policy & Research

Invest Detroit Foundation

$ 150,000
2015

To support general operations to sustain the administration of real estate and business development loan funds.

Community & Economic Development

Invest Detroit Foundation

$ 150,000
2016

To support the general operations to sustain the administration of real estate and business development loan funds.

Community & Economic Development

Invest Detroit Foundation

$ 450,000
2017

To support lending and investment activities to expand business and real estate development in Detroit.

Community & Economic Development

Invest Detroit Foundation

$ 1,000,000
2016

To make catalytic real estate and public infrastructure investments into three Detroit neighborhoods.

Built Environment

Jefferson East, Inc.

$ 130,000
2016

To support the implementation of an organizational strategic plan for public safety interventions along East Jefferson.

Safe & Just Communities

Jefferson East, Inc.

$ 125,000
2017

To support crime reduction and domestic violence prevention in neighborhoods along the East Jefferson corridor.

Safe & Just Communities

Jefferson East, Inc.

$ 40,000
2018

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

Safe & Just Communities

Joint Center for Political & Economic Studies

$ 20,000
2017

To develop economic policy research and solutions tailored to the unique challenges and opportunities in historically marginalized communities, including hosting a roundtable of Midwest political leadership in Detroit.

Policy & Research

Lawrence Technological University

$ 300,000
2015

To support the build-out and startup programming at the College of Architecture and Design’s new Detroit Center for Design & Technology in Midtown Detroit.

Community & Economic Development

Local Initiative Support Corporation

$ 400,000
2016

To support the Community Development Financial Institution to promote access to gap financing, tax credits and other financial tools for physical revitalization projects in Detroit.

Built Environment

Local Initiative Support Corporation

$ 400,000
2018

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

Community & Economic Development

Michigan Future, Inc.

$ 100,000
2015

To support the Raising Michigan’s Standard of Living project.

Policy & Research

Michigan Future, Inc.

$ 100,000
2018

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

Policy & Research

Michigan Humane Society

$ 100,000
2015

To support the capacity increase for critical animal control services with the construction of a new animal shelter and care facility.

Safe & Just Communities

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

Midtown Detroit, Inc.

$ 500,000
2015

To support the façade matching grant program in Midtown Detroit.

Built Environment

Midtown Detroit, Inc.

$ 330,000
2017

To support the façade matching grant program in Midtown neighborhoods.

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.

$ 25,000
2015

To support the design and planning costs for the relocation and infrastructure upgrade of streetlights in Midtown Detroit.

Built Environment

Midtown Detroit, Inc.

$ 200,000
2015

To support the Live Midtown program, creating incentives to live in the Midtown area, including forgivable loans, and rental and leasing allowances.

Built Environment

Midtown Detroit, Inc.

$ 100,000
2015

To support the relocation and infrastructure upgrade of streetlights in Midtown Detroit.

Built Environment

Midtown Detroit, Inc.

$ 100,000
2015

To support the activation of a vacant retail space in Orchestra Hall to serve as a Midtown Information Center.

Built Environment

Midtown Detroit, Inc.

$ 41,000
2016

To activate a temporary engagement center and pop-up retail space within Orchestra Hall.

Built Environment

Midtown Detroit, Inc.

$ 750,000
2016

To support comprehensive community development activities in Midtown Detroit.

Built Environment

Midtown Detroit, Inc.

$ 500,000
2016

To support the Façade Matching Grant Program in Midtown Detroit.

Built Environment

Midtown Detroit, Inc.

$ 200,000
2016

To support gap financing to transform two vacant historic buildings into catalysts for neighborhood revitalization in strategically important Midtown Detroit areas.

Built Environment

Motown Historical Museum

$ 500,000
2017

To renovate and expand the Motown Historical Museum into a vibrant cultural and entrepreneurship hub.

Built Environment

New Detroit

$ 45,000
2015

To support New Detroit’s work in the area of race relations, and social and economic equity.

Policy & Research

New Detroit

$ 45,000
2016

To support New Detroit’s work in the area of race relations, and social and economic equity.

Policy & Research

SER Metro-Detroit

$ 250,000
2018

To support the rehabilitation of a mixed-income apartment building in Southwest Detroit while providing hands-on job training experience for Detroiters.

Community & Economic Development

The Center for Michigan

$ 25,000
2016

To support public engagement efforts that build a more engaged, informed and prosperous Michigan.

Policy & Research

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 Way for Southeastern Michigan

$ 200,000
2015

To support Detroit-based agencies that assist low-income families to meet their basic needs and become financially stable.

Community & Economic Development

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

$ 150,000
2017

To support economic prosperity programs and services that serve Detroit families.

Community & Economic Development

United Way for Southeastern Michigan

$ 200,000
2016

To support delivery of human services programming in Detroit.

Community & Economic Development

Wayne State University

$ 475,000
2015

To support the Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program III, a two-year leadership development program to further individuals’ progress in furthering key projects across Detroit and the region.

Community & Economic Development

Wayne State University

$ 900,000
2015

To support the enhancement of safety in and around Midtown Detroit by adding capacity to the Wayne State University Police Department.

Safe & Just Communities

Wayne State University

$ 100,000
2016

To support the capacity at the Center for Urban Studies to sustain the CompStat program in Midtown Detroit.

Safe & Just Communities

Wayne State University

$ 45,000
2016

To support the Cease-fire program in partnership with the City of Detroit.

Safe & Just Communities

Wayne State University

$ 150,000
2017

To support the Center of Urban Studies programming to reduce crime through CompStat and the Crime Free Multi-Housing program.

Safe & Just Communities

Write A House

$ 50,000
2015

To support the writers’ residency project in renovating homes in Detroit and awarding long-term residencies to writers.

Built Environment