Detroit Residents First Fund

The Detroit Residents First Fund (DRFF) is a collaborative effort of private foundations, nonprofits and community leaders whose mission is to support those working to improve Detroit’s neighborhoods for those with the least access to power and social capital.

we are guided by 4
community focused objectives

Objective

1
To create opportunities for leadership development and to ensure leaders are equipped, cared for and have time and space to think strategically about their work.
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Objective

2
To support networks and organizations led by native Detroiters and/or people of color in their efforts to identify their neighborhood priorities and advocate for policies that support the social, economic and environmental sustainability of their communities.
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Objective

3
To raise the visibility of resident engagement, resident power and movement-building as worthwhile investments necessary to sustain transformation in Detroit’s neighborhoods.
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Objective

4
To create a fund where foundations, community leaders and residents work together to identify and implement innovative strategies to respond to rapidly changing conditions in our neighborhoods.
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Detroit Residents First Fund's Impact

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Community leaders received self care stipends- “Hero Awards”- during the height of the pandemic
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Dispersed in tech stipends, capacity building support, and Hero Awards
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Granted to 15 organizations
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Fundraised to support the Detroit Resident’s First Fund

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