Building Opportunity & Equity

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Shakespeare in Detroit, Sponsored by The Gilbert Family Foundation, Presents Techno Tempest

The Gilbert Family Foundation is proud to be the lead sponsor for the return of Shakespeare in Detroit.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Celebrates Completed Renovation of Gmeiner Park

The Gilbert Family Foundation, along with the City of Detroit and partners, joined in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-renovated Gmenier Park.
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“Black Panther in Concert” Inspires the Detroit Community

Learn more about the Gilbert Family Foundation's recent support for "Black Panther in Concert," a one-of-a-kind experience for Detroiters.
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Apple Developer Academy in Detroit Celebrates New Graduates

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.
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Motor City Contractor Fund Cohort Celebrates Commencement, Success

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. […]
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Gilbert Family Foundation Commits $15 Million to the Unified Greenway Campaign

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 […]
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City, Gilbert Family Foundation and CHN Housing Partners Team Up to Expand Housing Support for Detroiters, Simplifying Access to Critical Resources

The City of Detroit, Gilbert Family Foundation, and CHN Housing Partners have teamed up to transform how Detroiters access housing resources and services, anchored by a new centralized City hotline and a $10 million investment from the Gilbert Family Foundation.
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Watch: How the Detroit Home Repair Fund is Supporting Residents with Critical Repair Needs

In this video, Detroit resident Loretta Powell talks about her experience with the Detroit Home Repair Fund, a $20M program launched last year by the Gilbert Family Foundation in partnership with DTE and ProMedica. As Loretta and Darnell Adams explain, the DHRF is serving an important need for thousands of […]
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Applications Now Open for 2023 Downtown Detroit Markets

The Gilbert Family Foundation and Bedrock has announced the launch of applications for the 2023 Downtown Detroit Winter Markets season.
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Our $500M Commitment to Detroit, Two Years Later

Two years ago, the Gilbert Family Foundation and Rocket Community Fund made a joint, $500M philanthropic commitment to build opportunity and equity in the city of Detroit. We are proud to share our progress on our vision for a more equitable hometown.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Releases 2022 Impact Report

For the first time, the Gilbert Family Foundation is excited to release our annual impact report. This 2022 report highlights the investments we've made and the programs we created in the past year, all of which support our mission to build opportunity and equity in Detroit and accelerate a cure […]
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Venture 313 Participants Benefit from “Life Changing” Experience at SXSW

Recently, some of our Venture 313 founders were offered a unique opportunity to attend the innovative SXSW conference in order to network, learn from other entrepreneurs and harness professional development to support their businesses. James Feagin, Director of Economic Mobility at the Gilbert Family Foundation spoke on a panel about […]
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