Eligibility / Requirements

Start-up endeavors, informal networks, grassroot organizations and established non-profits, including community development organizations, are all eligible to apply for funding from the Detroit Residents First Fund.  However, the goal of the fund is to increase access to resources for those who have not traditionally received financial support from foundations.

The fund also prioritizes organizations for funding consideration that are led by native Detroiters, people of color and emerging leaders. 

Along with their grant proposal, organizations must submit a completed budget and a IRS designation letter from the Internal Revenue Service as proof of its 501(c) status or identification of your fiscal sponsor if you are not a non-profit organization.