Building Opportunity & Equity

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Watch: New Curtis Jones Park Honors Legacy of Legendary Basketball Star with Inclusive Space & Unique Art

Together with NW Goldberg Cares, we're proud to support the creation of the Curtis Jones Park. This engaging and inclusive space features an NBA-sized basketball court painted by New York artist Bisco Smith, and will serve a community gathering space for residents in the NW Goldberg neighborhood. Watch the videos […]
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Meet the 2022 Digital Access for the Arts Program Recipients

CultureSource and the Gilbert Family Foundation are excited to announce the 2022 Digital Access for the Arts Program recipients.
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Bedrock and the Gilbert Family Foundation Announce the Return of the Downtown Detroit Markets and Cadillac Lodge

The Downtown Detroit Markets, funded by the Gilbert Family Foundation and managed with support from Bedrock and the Downtown Detroit Partnership, will feature 18 diverse vendors and the Cadillac Lodge, and will be open through the end of 2022.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Commits $500,000 To Activate Public Space and Strengthen Nonprofit Stability in Neighborhoods Across Detroit

The Gilbert Family Foundation and Strategic Community Partners announced today the inaugural cohort of the Thriving Neighborhoods Fund, a $500,000 investment in neighborhood-centered nonprofit organizations in Detroit.
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Connecting the Community: Planned Fort Street Bridge Park Renovations Underway

To support our commitment to creating vibrant and inclusive public spaces for Detroiters, we made a $275,000 investment in Phase II of the expansion and renovation of the Fort Street Bridge Park.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Launches Venture 313 to Build on Support of Detroit’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The Gilbert Family Foundation today launched Venture 313, a three-year, $10 million commitment that will help fulfill Detroit’s entrepreneurial potential and provide Detroit-based founders with meaningful opportunities to participate in the innovation economy.
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Q&A with Jasmin DeForrest, Director of Arts and Culture

In this new blog series, we sit down with the leaders, team members and community partners who support the work we do in building a more equitable Detroit. In our debut feature, we interviewed Jasmin DeForrest, Director of Arts & Culture at the Gilbert Family Foundation.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Announces $13 Million Detroit Eviction Defense Fund, Supporting Low-Income Detroit Families Facing Eviction

We are excited to announce the creation of the Detroit Eviction Defense Fund, which will invest $12 million over three years into three Detroit-based organizations that will provide low-income Detroit families facing eviction proceedings with legal representation. This investment is expected to benefit nearly 6,000 families per year.
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Gilbert Family Foundation, ProMedica and DTE Energy Launch $20 Million Detroit Home Repair Fund

The Gilbert Family Foundation, ProMedica and DTE Energy today debuted the Detroit Home Repair Fund (DHRF), which will build capacity for non-profit partners to provide low-income Detroit homeowners with critical home repairs.
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One Year Lookback: Progress on our $500M Joint Commitment to Detroit

One year ago, the Gilbert Family Foundation and Rocket Community Fund made a joint $500M philanthropic commitment to build economic stability and increase access to opportunity for Detroit residents. Since then, the Gilbert Family Foundation has been proud to make a number of important investments.
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The Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design Petitions to Become the Nation’s First HBCU to Reopen

Today the PENSOLE Lewis College of Business and Design (PLC) has proposed draft legislation for state authorization to be recognized as Michigan’s single HBCU with the intention to become the nation’s first-ever re-opened HBCU.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Announces Hiring of Darnell Adams as Director of Detroit Community Initiatives, Shares Update on Detroit Tax Relief Fund

The Gilbert Family Foundation today announced the hiring of Darnell Adams as its Director of Detroit Community Initiatives. Adams will oversee the organization’s Detroit-based community programming as part of their “Building Opportunity and Equity” pillar.
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