Building Opportunity & Equity

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Gilbert Family Foundation Invests In Racial Equity Work Through Partnerships With Metro-Detroit Black Business Alliance As MDBBA Celebrates Two Years Of Impact

The Gilbert Family Foundation has committed $600,000 over three years to support the Metro Detroit Black Business Alliance's core programs.
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Q&A with JJ Vélez

In this Q&A blog post, we sit down to chat with JJ Vélez, Director of Public Spaces at the Gilbert Family Foundation. JJ talks about the unique challenges he faced starting his job at the onset of the pandemic, and how his experiences growing up influenced his perspective on the […]
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Partner Spotlight: LifeLine Global, Expert Advice for Every Business

In this partner spotlight, we highlight LifeLine Global Consulting, a full-service business planning and management consultancy that supports women and minority-owned small businesses with the resources they need to thrive. Dr. Nicole Parker, Founder and CEO of LifeLine shares her personal journey and her passion for supporting entrepreneurs.
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Best Practices & Idea Sharing: Thriving Neighborhoods Fund Hosts First Quarterly Convening

The Thriving Neighborhoods Fund recently held their first quarterly convening, where the 20 nonprofit organizations in the cohort were able to connect in order to share ideas, network, discuss best practices and more. Watch the video to learn more about the program and how the organizations benefitted.
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Black History Month: Celebrating Diversity in Our Approach to Philanthropy

In celebration of Black History Month, we're highlighting the diversity of our team and the voices of our Black team members by exploring why diversity in philanthropy is critical to building more equitable communities.
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CultureSource’s Digital Access for the Arts Program Highlights 2022 Impact in New Report

In 2022, CultureSource and 8 Bridges partnered to release a 2022 impact report on the Digital Access for the Arts Program (DAAP), a multifaceted program funded by the Rocket Community Fund and now supported by the Gilbert Family Foundation. Read the full report to learn how the organizations in the […]
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New Tireman-Minock Park Expansion Offers Something for Everyone

Councilman Fred Durhal of Detroit's District 7 talks about the vision for the new Tireman-Minock Park, which is part of the city's Strategic Neighborhood Fund initiative. Last year, the Gilbert Family Foundation supported with an additional $275,000. Durhal is joined by JJ Velez, Director of Public Spaces at the Gilbert […]
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What’s Next for Detroit Entrepreneurs? Venture 313 Plans Ahead

Venture 313 launched in October 2022 as a revolutionary new program to better support Detroit entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey. After a successful launch party and onboarding hundreds of entrepreneurs, the team looks to the future to build momentum with new features, updates, and goals for 2023.
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Downtown Detroit Markets: Come for the Good Vibes, Stay to Support Small Business

Watch the video to learn how the Downtown Detroit Markets and Cadillac Lodge are supporting small business owners and creating a safe, inclusive and vibrant space for residents and visitors to shop, eat and connect during the holiday season.
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Small Business Murals Project Connects Art and Entrepreneurship

Since 2017, the Small Business Murals Project has elevated the local business community by pairing local artists with Detroit entrepreneurs. To date, 32 murals have been created by 25 artists, featured on local businesses from restaurants to gyms to auto repair shops. The murals are conversation starters and elevate foot […]
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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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