Category: Press Releases

June 19, 2020June 19, 2020
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Erb Co-Convenes Discussion of New Regional Integrated Water Management Plan

The Great Lakes Water Authority’s (GLWA) 40-year Wastewater Master Plan is a significant step towards a new, regional, cooperative approach to improve water quality. Of special interest to Erb is the plan’s recommendations on green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and other strategies to manage Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs). Erb co-convened a joint virtual meeting of its...

June 2, 2020July 23, 2020
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Watershed Organizations Improve Water Quality

When it comes to caring for our rivers and streams, everyone has a part to play. Great Lakes watershed organizations are bringing together volunteers to improve water quality. Video credit: Cass Corridor Films.

October 8, 2019September 23, 2020
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Congratulations, John!

We are pleased to announce that John Erb, our founding president and current board chair, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Russel G. Mawby Award for Philanthropy by the Council of Michigan Foundations and the Michigan Nonprofit Association. Given annually since 1995, the award honors individuals with a demonstrated commitment to leadership, impact,...

April 10, 2019April 10, 2019
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Announcing Detroit Arts Support

We are pleased to announce an exciting new partnership for the arts between The Kresge Foundation, Erb Family Foundation, Hudson-Webber Foundation, and DeRoy Testamentary Foundation. Beginning today, our foundations will accept a single application for three-year general operating support grants to arts & cultural organizations across metro Detroit. Similar to the Kresge-Erb partnership in previous...

April 2, 2019April 2, 2019
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March 2019 Grants

I am pleased to share news of $3.6 million in new and continuing grants approved at our March board meeting. Five new grants totaling $570,000 advance the Foundation’s developing initiatives to address environmental contributions to asthma and lead. Four grants addressing air quality impacts on asthma will: reduce exhaust fume emissions in residential neighborhoods by...

2008 Press Releases
December 22, 2008March 28, 2017
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2008 Press Releases

Erb launched as a $100 million Foundation in December 2008 with a series of one-time special grants in recognition of the economic downturn. Dec. 22, 2008 – Erb Family Foundation and Fred and Barbara Erb Match Gifts to Donate $1 Million to Salvation Army, Forgotten Harvest and THAW  Download PDF Dec. 22, 2008 – Fred and...