August 28, 2023
Our Backyard Detroit is a program created by Green Living Science and the Gilbert Family Foundation to empower Detroiters who are active stewards of their neighborhood parks. In this post, these "Park Champions" share their experiences - and their passion for thriving green spaces.
August 17, 2023
Green Living Science and the Gilbert Family Foundation announced in inaugural Block Party to celebrate Our Backyard Detroit's stewardship program, which was created to increase access to healthy green spaces in Detroit.
August 8, 2023
Our dedication to building inclusive, thriving public spaces is highlighted in our recent investments supporting renovations to Clark Park and Gmeiner Park, both staples of the community that serve as important gathering and recreation spaces for Detroit residents.
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 14, 2023
The Gilbert Family Foundation, along with the City of Detroit and partners, joined in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-renovated Gmenier Park.
May 24, 2023
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 […]
May 11, 2023
The Gilbert Family Foundation and Bedrock has announced the launch of applications for the 2023 Downtown Detroit Winter Markets season.
March 15, 2023
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 […]
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 13, 2023
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 […]