September 13, 2023
We sat down with Brandi Brown, Associate Program Manager, Economic Mobility to talk about her role supporting Detroit's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Brandi talks about what drew her to this important work, her experience with Venture 313, and how she shows up for her community and her family every day.
August 28, 2023
Our Backyard Detroit is a program created by Green Living Science and the Gilbert Family Foundation to empower Detroiters who are active stewards of their neighborhood parks. In this post, these "Park Champions" share their experiences - and their passion for thriving green spaces.
August 17, 2023
Green Living Science and the Gilbert Family Foundation announced in inaugural Block Party to celebrate Our Backyard Detroit's stewardship program, which was created to increase access to healthy green spaces in Detroit.
August 8, 2023
Our dedication to building inclusive, thriving public spaces is highlighted in our recent investments supporting renovations to Clark Park and Gmeiner Park, both staples of the community that serve as important gathering and recreation spaces for Detroit residents.
July 21, 2023
Detroit Heals Detroit is a neighborhood-focused nonprofit and Thriving Neighborhoods Fund participant. Thanks in part to support from the Gilbert Family Foundation, DHD was able to open their first "Healing Hub" in a renovated home, offering onsite mental health and wellness services for Detroit youth.
July 19, 2023
The Gilbert Family Foundation is proud to be the lead sponsor for the return of Shakespeare in Detroit.
July 14, 2023
The Gilbert Family Foundation, along with the City of Detroit and partners, joined in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-renovated Gmenier Park.
July 11, 2023
Learn more about the Gilbert Family Foundation's recent support for "Black Panther in Concert," a one-of-a-kind experience for Detroiters.
June 29, 2023
The Apple Developer Academy in Detroit celebrated the graduation of its second cohort, consisting of over 160 students. The 10-month program, a collaboration between Apple and Michigan State University, equips students with business and app development skills for careers in the app economy.
June 26, 2023
The Motor City Contractor Fund launched in 2022 as a $10M pilot program to support Detroit-based and BIPOC contractors with the resources and training they need to thrive. A year later, the 19 participants celebrated the completion of the program and discuss how their businesses have benefited as a result. […]
May 24, 2023
The celebration of today's Southwest Greenway opening included an announcement of more than $70 million in new funding for the Unified Greenway Campaign, a collaborative effort to raise $350 million which will be used to complete the world-class Detroit Riverfront, fund construction of the Joe Louis Greenway, and create an […]