Economic Mobility

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Gilbert Family Foundation Launches Venture 313 to Build on Support of Detroit’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

— ·Three-year, $10 million investment to provide entrepreneurs with capital, mentorship, and other opportunities ·Founding partners include Invest Detroit, TechTown Detroit, and Detroit Development Fund ·Venture 313 serving as successor to Rocket Mortgage Detroit Demo Day, an annual entrepreneurship competition that invested more than $1 million into small businesses each […]
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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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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 under our new “Building Opportunity […]
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