- 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 of the $19 billion spent annually on food
- Leverage the Clinton and Huron Rivers as community assets, transforming the river corridors with green infrastructure, public art, boat launches, paddling guides and more
- Create residential rain gardens and rain catchment systems in Detroit neighborhoods and expand a local native plant industry
- Develop a public education and policy action plan to help reduce toxic algae in Western Lake Erie
- Broad the membership base of the 200 plus member Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition, developing new and more diverse advocates for Great Lakes restoration
- Engage youth and families in creating mosaic mural at the new, LEED certified International Wildlife Refuge Center
- Support leading Alzheimer’s research worldwide
Please click here for our complete grants list.
I am also pleased to share publicity of two recently funded projects that are helping transform vacant land in Detroit for productive purposes: a series of bio-retention gardens on vacant land in Detroit’s Cody Rouge neighborhood that are beautifying the neighborhood while managing stormwater (click here, here and here) and a large scale sustainable commercial farming project that will provide fresh food and jobs for Detroiters (click here).