“Nothing significant has ever happened, without someone believing in it first.”


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

Watch: Vision Restoration Initiative Annual Meeting Brings “Dream Team” Together to Advance Therapeutic Research

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Leading NF and Vision Experts to Convene for Vision Restoration Initiative Annual Meeting

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Q&A with Jasmin DeForrest, Director of Arts and Culture

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Foundation Facts

Since Founded in 2015

58

Scientific Researchers

$54M+

NF1 Investments

$350M

Committed to Detroit

6K+

Families Supported