October 27, 2022
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.
October 18, 2022
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.
September 27, 2022
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.
September 8, 2022
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.
July 11, 2022
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.
May 23, 2022
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.
May 16, 2022
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.
May 3, 2022
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.
April 5, 2022
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.
October 12, 2021
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.
September 22, 2021
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.
August 28, 2021
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.