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We’re committed to growing opportunity and equity in Detroit and accelerating a cure for neurofibromatosis.

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Our Passions

Curing Neurofibromatosis (NF)

We work to accelerate a cure for neurofibromatosis through investments in cutting-edge research and resources.

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Building Opportunity & Equity

We work to build opportunity and equity for Detroit residents who have faced systemic barriers to economic and social mobility.

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Latest News

Gilbert Family Foundation, ProMedica and DTE Energy Launch $20 Million Detroit Home Repair Fund

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Gilbert Family Foundation Furthers Commitment to Curing Neurofibromatosis (NF), Invests Additional $18 Million Toward Gene…

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One Year Lookback: Progress on our $500M Joint Commitment to Detroit

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Foundation Facts

Since Founded in 2015

58

Scientific Researchers

$54M+

NF1 Investments

$350M

Committed to Detroit

6K+

Families Supported