February 20, 2024
In this video, we explore one of Detroit's most enduring cultural institutions: The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History. We explore why The Wright is so unique, and how the Gilbert Family Foundation supports the museum by creating access to arts and cultural programming through special exhibits like […]
January 26, 2024
Public art is essential to building stronger, more resilient communities. In this post we highlight our eight-year partnership with 1XRun, which we have supported through the Small Business Murals Project and the Murals at Islandview. These initiatives elevate Detroit neighborhoods by connecting entrepreneurship, art, and public spaces.
November 16, 2023
We recently supported Dance Theatre of Harlem through a partnership with the Detroit Opera as part of our arts and culture strategy.
October 25, 2023
The Gilbert Family Foundation is proud to support Detroit Month of Design, which celebrates Detroit's UNESCO designation as a City of Design. We are equally proud to be the lead sponsor of Detroit Month of Design's signature event, Eastern Market After Dark (EMAD), celebrating the arts, culture, design and music […]
October 10, 2023
The Gilbert Family Foundation and the College for Creative Studies announced $1 million endowed scholarship fund to empower Detroit's creative youth.
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 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.
February 22, 2023
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.
February 1, 2023
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.
January 19, 2023
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 […]
December 1, 2022
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 […]