Author: Mary Lyons-Richards (Mary Lyons-Richards)

April 3, 2017April 3, 2017
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A Celebration of Jazz in Detroit

Video by Cass Corridor Films. In recognition of Fred Erb’s legacy of jazz patronage, the Erb Family Foundation is dedicated to the continuation of Detroit’s strong jazz tradition. The Foundation supports four programs — The Carr Center Arts Academy, Detroit International Jazz Festival’s Jazz Infusion Program, Michigan State University’s Community Music School program in Detroit and...

$7 Million in Grants Approved Sept. 2016
September 19, 2016March 28, 2017
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$7 Million in Grants Approved Sept. 2016

Of note, $4 million in unrestricted operating support over a 3 year period to 43 Anchor Arts organizations in partnership with the Kresge Foundation. Since 2010, Erb has partnered with the Kresge Foundation on a shared application, review and reporting process for these grants. Although the process is shared, each foundation makes independent funding decisions. Kresge today...

$3.8 Million in Grants Approved June 2016
July 11, 2016March 28, 2017
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$3.8 Million in Grants Approved June 2016

Green Stormwater infrastructure (GSI) manages stormwater and provides other community benefits. Grants will: transform Chandler Park to demonstrate how stormwater management can beautify and complement recreation and other traditional park activities expand a program that employs Detroit students to construct park trails and restore the natural environment in Rouge Park provide a seventh year of...

$3.4 Million in Grants Approved March 2016
March 8, 2016March 28, 2017
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$3.4 Million in Grants Approved March 2016

Grants will: Reactivate O’Shea Park into a unique amenity that combines recreation, education and public space with innovative energy and green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) functions, including training of residents to install the GSI. Construct a Fort Street Bridge Park and Interpretive Site. Create a Phosphorus Reduction Tracking System for Western Lake Erie as part of a...

$5.4M in Grants, New Guidelines & Staff Sept. 2015
October 6, 2015March 28, 2017
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$5.4M in Grants, New Guidelines & Staff Sept. 2015

New grants will: Measure the social and ecological impacts of neighborhood-based green infrastructure installed on vacant lots in Detroit, and the proportional impact of the Detroit River system on toxic algae in western Lake Erie, through two translational research projects by the University of Michigan Water Center. Click here for a press release and video by UM...

$5.2 Million in Grants June 2015
June 4, 2015March 28, 2017
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$5.2 Million in Grants June 2015

New grants will achieve: Critical research and binational collaboration with an emphasis on eliminating toxic algae in the Western Lake Erie Basin. Creation of a Great Lakes Bureau through Detroit Public Television and its partners. Incorporation of sustainability (triple bottom line) principles and practices into certain projects of the Motor City Match program. Fusion of...

$2.3 Million in Grants March 2015
March 28, 2015March 28, 2017
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$2.3 Million in Grants March 2015

One of our goals is to promote green infrastructure as a way to beautify vacant land and neighborhoods in the city while eliminating untreated sewage discharges into the Detroit River and improving resiliency and quality of life. Seven grants totaling $1.7 million will support efforts to leverage federal and private investment and engage adults and...