Our Grantees

Cohort I

GranteeProject DescriptionAnnual Grant Amount
360 DetroitTo increase resident engagement in the Virginia Park neighborhood$50,000
Avalon VillageTo complete the renovation of shipping containers to house a Mobile STEAM Lab in Highland Park$50,000
Bailey Park ProjectTo expand community engagement and leadership development through the creation of a paid community engagement team and a neighborhood grounds crew$50,000
Canfield ConsortiumTo increase community connection and social interaction through the revitalization of two community spaces resulting in a neighborhood micro-community center and pavilion$50,000
Chadsey Condon Community OrganizationTo lead the effort in helping our residents survive with resources that keep them safe, items that promote educational stability and physical activities for children, and in some instances delivery of crucial services, in response to the pandemic$50,000
Community Movement BuildersTo launch a mutual aid initiative in response to the pandemic and expand engagement efforts in Detroit Zone Eight$50,000
Denby Neighborhood AllianceTo expand community engagement efforts in Detroit’s Denby neighborhood$50,000
Force DetroitThe coalition serves to resource, align and convene leaders working in the field of violence reduction, anti-criminalization and criminal justice reform$50,000
Georgia Street Community CollectiveTo provide activities and programming to the community and allow the organization to build momentum towards physical development of the neighborhood$26,700
In Memory of Community GardenTo host a community build day of additional amenities for the Minock-Whitlock Park, including installation of a playground$49,988
MECCA Development CorporationTo implement a community engagement model in order to understand the community’s interest in a community land trust model$50,000
North End Woodward Community Coalition (NEWCC)To enhance our professional capacity and expand the possibilities of independent community-based radio and internet and work towards more just access, affordability, community-governance, and sustainability of digital technologies$50,000
Southwest PrideTo increase resident engagement and volunteerism through events, mutual aid and safety initiatives$30,010
People’s Water BoardTo sustain and grow volunteer and neighborhood-based participation in order to ensure the right to safe, clean, accessible and affordable water and sanitation for Detroit residents, and others across the state$50,000
We the People of DetroitTo increase capacity to respond to the increase in volume of water distribution due to COVID-19 by establishing safety protocols, creating tech hubs and recruiting and training younger water shift volunteers$50,000

Cohort II

GranteeProjectAnnual Grant Amount
Freedom DreamsFollowing the creation of a resident-led 5 year vision, Freedom Dreams is working to create indoor and outdoor spaces for gathering, oral history, and relaxation on the Eastside. Their DRFF grant will support creation of these spaces, which will provide trade skills and jobs for Detroiters, and the outdoor spaces will serve as community gardens and gathering spaces for recreational and other neighborhood activities.$50,000
Association for the Advancement of Deaf/ Hard of Hearing (AADHH)An organization that has been providing youth scholarships and life skills training to Detroit’s deaf and hard of hearing community for over 5 years. They plan to use the funds to establish transitional housing for deaf youth facing homelessness and increase accessibility of their services and restore social power and autonomy to deaf/hard of hearing Detroiters.$50,000
What About Us Inc.The Live Long and Love Community Project will uplift neighborhood beautification efforts and combat negative social determinants of health impacting the quality of life and mortality rates of Black Detroiters. Grant funds will be used to repair the organization’s existing community hub which offers family-friendly activities and health services as well as provide workshops for residents to learn about gardening and healthy lifestyles.$50,000
East Davison Village Community Group Following the receipt of a KIP:D planning grant from the Kresge Foundation, East Davison Village Community Group sought funding to realize their historically Black neighborhood’s vision of building a community hub and commons to serve as a central place for meeting, learning, connecting to resources and preserving bonds across generations and cultures.$50,000
S&D PJ HousingProviding CompTIA IT certifications and voter education for returning citizens as part of a larger vision of bringing healing and restoring peace within the community, removing barriers to opportunity, and creating upward mobility and empowerment.$30,000
Workin’ Roots A Nolan neighborhood initiative to bring healthy, sustainable food options to residents lacking grocery store access. Youth farm apprentices will receive paid training to cultivate a community garden to address the issues caused by the food desert impacting families in their community.$50,000
ParkGrove Block ClubParkGrove Health and Wellness Park will provide residents in the 48205 zip code with an improved quality of life by providing a beautiful, safely designed space for convening and exercising. Plans for the park once build-out is complete include an annual summer block party, a walking club for seniors, and a summer camp for youth.$50,000