Category: Grants

December 2018 Grants
December 14, 2018December 14, 2018
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December 2018 Grants

I am pleased to share the news of $4.6 million in new and continuing grants approved at our December 5 board meeting. At $1.15 million, the largest grant continues support for a coalition working to involve Detroiters in scaling up green stormwater infrastructure. The program’s keystone is an ambassador network of neighborhood leaders and nonprofits that are...

June 18, 2018July 11, 2018
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June 2018 Grants Announcement

I am pleased to share the news of $7.1 million in new and continuing grants approved at our June 7 board meeting. Grant highlights include: $2 million as a challenge grant for the Detroit Zoo to create a new Great Lakes center in Macomb County. The center will use sustainable design and innovative programming to...

September 2017 Grants Announcement
September 23, 2017September 26, 2017
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September 2017 Grants Announcement

$5.5 million in new and continuing grants were approved at our September 13 board meeting. Nearly half of the grants were awarded to arts organizations, underscoring the Foundation’s commitment to a culturally vibrant City of Detroit, where the arts contribute to a sustainable region by fostering economic, social, and creative well-being. These grants include: A...

September 9, 2017September 19, 2017
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Another Rain Garden To The Rescue!

Foundation staff joined more than 20 volunteers to plant a rain garden at the Urban Country Tea House in Detroit’s Brightmoor neighborhood on September 9. A joint program of the Sierra Club, Friends of The Rouge and Keep Growing Detroit, Rain Gardens To The Rescue helps Detroiters design, plant and maintain rain gardens to manage...

New Annual Report
April 3, 2017April 3, 2017
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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...

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...

$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, 2017March 28, 2017
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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, 2017March 28, 2017
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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...

Growing Sustainable Water Solutions: Rain Gardens to the Rescue
February 15, 2017March 28, 2017
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Growing Sustainable Water Solutions: Rain Gardens to the Rescue

Video by Sam Wolson Photography + Media. This collaboration of Keep Growing Detroit, Sierra Club and Friends of The Rouge educates and enables residents to build rain gardens, water catchment systems and healthy soils to help manage stormwater and conserve water. In the first two years of this three-year program, residents have planted 28 rain gardens...