Tag: Environmental Health & Justice

Detroit Arts and Cultural Organizations Major Focus of Erb Family Foundation September Grants
September 17, 2021December 21, 2021
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Detroit Arts and Cultural Organizations Major Focus of Erb Family Foundation September Grants

Today we announced $3.6 million in new and ongoing grants during the September grant cycle. Our founders, Fred and Barbara Erb valued the contribution the arts make to the area’s economic, social, and creative well-being which is why over $2 million was awarded to arts and culture organizations. See the complete grants list here. Sixty arts and...

We Can End Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Detroit Children
July 14, 2021December 21, 2021
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We Can End Elevated Blood Lead Levels in Detroit Children

Environmental justice is hard work – and complex – but just because we can’t do everything doesn’t mean we can’t do something. And this particular something is really, really important: lowering elevated blood lead levels in babies and children. The amount of lead in kids’ blood has decreased dramatically in the past several decades thanks...

February 15, 2019December 21, 2021
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United Community Housing Coalition

There have been 135,000 tax foreclosures in Detroit since 2009, and more than 50,000 occupied homes are stuck in chronic tax delinquency. Michelle Daine Bell was one of those homeowners.  In 2018, United Community Housing Coalition worked with nearly 5,000 households to resolve tax and mortgage foreclosures, allowing Detroiters like Michelle to buy their homes...

May 23, 2018December 21, 2021
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Environmental Fellows Program

A key component of sustainability is equity. In addition to the redevelopment of policies and programs, seeking equity calls for diverse voices forging solutions that benefit all. The University of Michigan Environmental Fellows Program diversifies environmental and conservation philanthropy by supporting the career aspirations of graduate students from traditionally underrepresented populations. On May 23, the Foundation hosted this...

March 8, 2018December 21, 2021
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2017 Annual Report

We are pleased to share our foundation’s 2017 annual report. Covering one year and $11.3 million in grantmaking, the report showcases people and organizations who are advancing sustainability through work in the environment and the arts. We hope that you share our excitement about their efforts and enjoy viewing the short videos embedded throughout the report. The report’s...

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