Category: Grant Announcement

March 8, 2018March 8, 2018
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March 2018 Grants Announcement

$2.1 million in new and continuing grants were approved at our March 7 board meeting. The grants will: Provide continued general operating support to a set of watershed organizations in metro Detroit and Bayfield, Ontario. As the caretakers of our rivers, watershed organizations are core to the Foundation’s mission. This sustained support has been a...

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...

$4.2 Million in Grants June 2017
June 19, 2017September 18, 2017
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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...

$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...

$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...

$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...

$2.5 Million in Grants Approved Dec. 2015
December 31, 2015March 28, 2017
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$2.5 Million in Grants Approved Dec. 2015

Highlights: Support a collaborative effort to develop a public health action plan in southwest Detroit to raise public knowledge and engagement on the social and health effects of pollution Help strengthen Detroit’s local food system by streamlining licensing and permitting for food operations and creating other policies to help Detroit capture a larger local share...

$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...

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