Building Opportunity
Inspiring Hope

At the Gilbert Family Foundation, our mission is building opportunity for Detroiters and accelerating a cure for neurofibromatosis.

About Us

We Believe that
Lasting Change
is Possible.


Dan and Jennifer Gilbert’s passionate belief that big problems require big solutions informs both their commitment to Detroit and to finding a cure for neurofibromatosis. At the Gilbert Family Foundation, we collaborate deeply with our partners to make transformative investments focused on solving complex problems.

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Building Opportunity

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

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Our Initiatives

Housing Stability
Economic Mobility
Public Spaces
Arts & Culture

Curing NF

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

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Our Initiatives

Vision Restoration
Brain Tumor Research
Gene Therapy
Next-Gen Models

News & Stories

Our Work in Action

A catalyst for change: Henry Ford Health, MSU, GFF celebrate groundbreaking of research center in Detroit

Jun 17, 2024

City of Detroit and Gilbert Family Foundation Announce Free Estate Planning, Will Preparation and Probate Services for Heirs to Help Protect Generational Wealth

Jun 12, 2024

Gilbert Family Foundation Invests $21 Million to Launch New Research Initiative Focused on Developing Advanced Disease Models to Accelerate Cure for Neurofibromatosis

May 17, 2024
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“Initiatives like the Detroit Home Repair Fund are crucial to preserving and revitalizing Detroit, because homeownership is the cornerstone for building wealth and stabilizing families.”

“We’ve long envisioned bringing life-changing rehabilitation services to Michigan... Now, thanks to the power of these partnerships and the generosity of Dan and Jennifer Gilbert, we can achieve both on behalf of those we serve.”

“The magnitude of Dan and Jennifer Gilbert’s generosity in Detroit is just extraordinary. Each financial gift they are making is deeply personal to them, whether it is helping thousands of Detroiters stay in their homes, building a physical rehabilitation center or funding an NF research facility... Detroit is a better place because of Dan and Jennifer’s commitment to helping others.”

“This is the simplified approach that Detroiters need to keep housing stability and the dream of homeownership alive, accessible and equitable in our great city.”