Building Opportunity & Equity

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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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Q&A With Darnell Adams, Director of Community Initiatives

In this edition of Q&A, we sat down to talk with Darnell Adams, Director of Community Initiatives at the Gilbert Family Foundation. Darnell talks about his passion for the work, and gives his insight into how we can solve for some of the biggest challenges facing housing stability in Detroit.
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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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Q&A With James Feagin, Director of Economic Mobility

In our first Q&A blog series, we talked with Director of Economic Mobility James Feagin about his vision for entrepreneurship, and how we can help elevate Detroit's entrepreneurial ecosystem.
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MSU announces Gilbert Family Foundation, Rock Family of Companies support for opening Apple Developer Academy in Detroit

Michigan State University today announced the Gilbert Family Foundation, in partnership with Rocket Companies, will support the new Apple Developer Academy in Detroit, a transformative education collaboration between Apple and MSU.
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Gilbert Family Foundation, Rocket Community Fund Announce $500 Million Philanthropic Investment in Detroit, First Allocation Will Pay Off Property Tax Debt of 20,000 Low-Income Detroit Homeowners

DETROIT, March 25, 2021 – The Gilbert Family Foundation (GFF) and Rocket Community Fund today announced an unprecedented and transformational $500 million philanthropic investment over the next ten years, to be accomplished through strategic contributions to community organizations that will build economic opportunity in Detroit neighborhoods. The Gilbert Family Foundation […]
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