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February 26, 2018February 26, 2018
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Detroit Arts Memo

We are pleased to share this memo illustrating financial, operational, and programmatic themes in the Detroit arts sector. Published by the Kresge and Erb Family Foundations, the report is the result of a joint review of 68 metro Detroit arts organizations, encompassing a wide range of budget sizes, geographies, and disciplines. Erb’s partnership with Kresge is designed...

February 8, 2018February 12, 2018
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Sidewalk Festival

On the city’s Northwest side, Detroiters celebrated their neighborhoods through the popular two-day Sidewalk Festival and a new artistic reimagining of Eliza Howell Park. Video credit: Oren Goldenberg, Cass Corridor Films

January 17, 2018February 11, 2018
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Bug hunts and water quality

Certain bugs (stoneflies and other benthic-macroinvertebrates) and other wildlife indicate the health of our rivers. Identifying these insects is a perfect job for volunteers; it’s fun and builds environmental stewardship, while providing a cost-effective data set. Annual bug hunts and frog and toad surveys organized by watershed organizations engage more than 600 volunteers each year. Some...

December 13, 2017January 9, 2018
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December 2017 Grants Announcement

I am pleased to share the news of $1.4 million in new and continuing grants approved at our December 6 board meeting. Three new grants totaling $186,660 demonstrate the cross-disciplinary application of sustainability, the harmonization of economic, environmental, and social interests: The Detroit Food and Entrepreneurship Academy will add to its successful youth programming, such as Small...

October 9, 2017February 14, 2018
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Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Detroit

Every day, residents, city leaders, nonprofits, and the business community are innovating green stormwater infrastructure solutions to prevent untreated sewage discharge. Video Credit: Oren Goldenberg, Cass Corridor Films. This video was commissioned in partnership with the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department.

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...

$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...