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$4.2 Million in Grants June 2017
June 19, 2017December 21, 2021
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$4.2 Million in Grants June 2017

The grants will: Incorporate green stormwater infrastructure into 1.6 miles of new bike lanes in Capitol Park; bring together a cohort of environmental organizations to augment the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department’s restructured drainage charge program through improved communications and resident support; initiate planning for an artful and collaborative stormwater management demonstration site between the...

New Annual Report
April 3, 2017December 21, 2021
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New Annual Report

We are pleased to share our 2014-2016 Foundation Report. The past three years were a time of incredible growth for the Foundation. Our assets more than doubled, we undertook our first five-year strategic review resulting in revised grant guidelines, we added two new board members and four new staff members, and we paid $25 million in...

Jazz Masterclass with Terence Blanchard
March 15, 2017December 21, 2021
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Jazz Masterclass with Terence Blanchard

On March 15, 2017, four groups of incredibly talented students trained through the jazz education programs funded by the Foundation enjoyed a jazz masterclass taught by Terence Blanchard, the Fred A. & Barbara M. Erb Jazz Creative Chair at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Several Detroit Public Schools and our nonprofit and foundation colleagues also attended the...

$2.4 Million in Grants March 2017
March 15, 2017April 3, 2017
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$2.4 Million in Grants March 2017

Two grants will help Greening of Detroit expand its tree nursery and Central Detroit Christian CDC re-tool its indoor fish farm, and provide an additional $50,000 to Greening as a challenge grant to help raise operating funds. Additional grants will: Support the development of a Sustainability Action Plan by the City of Detroit Research affordable...

Detroit Environmental Agenda
March 14, 2017December 21, 2021
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Detroit Environmental Agenda

Video by Cass Corridor Films. Unsustainable development can negatively impact public health. The Detroit Health Department and Detroit Environmental Agenda are arming residents with data, advocacy tools, and job opportunities to fight current and legacy pollution that is causing lead poisoning, asthma, and other environmental health problems.

Art as Ritual: A Conference on Lamentation in Contemporary Performance and Practice
February 24, 2017December 21, 2021
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Art as Ritual: A Conference on Lamentation in Contemporary Performance and Practice

Video by Cass Corridor Films. In an effort to attract new and diverse communities, the DIA opened its facilities to 350 artists and professionals through the Art as Ritual project. Oren Goldberg (Cass Corridor Films) and Bill Danaher (Christ Church Cranbrook) organized the day-long “Art as Ritual: A Conference on Lamentation in Contemporary Performance and...

$3.7 Million in Grants Approved Dec. 2016
December 12, 2016March 28, 2017
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$3.7 Million in Grants Approved Dec. 2016

The largest grant provides $2.4 million over four years towards a $140 million clinical trial to prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The study, led by Dr. Reisa A. Sperling, will attempt to stop the accumulation of amyloid plaques just as they start to be deposited in the brain. Amyloid deposition in the brain is thought to disrupt communication between...