Public Spaces

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Big Bets’ Best Buys: A Gift Guide to the Winter Markets

In this fun post, our Graphic Designer, Betsy Cooper, gives the lowdown on where to shop at the Downtown Detroit Winter Markets this holiday season, to find unique gifts for everyone on your list (while supporting small businesses in the process!)
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Block Party Celebrates Our Backyard Detroit Park Champions

We created Our Backyard Detroit with Green Living Science to support seven passionate Detroit residents with a stipend to elevate their neighborhood parks. Recently, we celebrated the efforts of these Park Champions with a Block Party at Pingree Park. Watch the video to learn more about the celebration and the […]
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Our Backyard Detroit Park Champions Passionate About Parks

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.
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Green Living Science and Gilbert Family Foundation Host Block Party to Celebrate “Our Backyard Detroit” Park Stewardship Program

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.
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A Place for Everyone: Elevating Our Public Parks

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.
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Thriving Neighborhoods Fund Nonprofit, Detroit Heals Detroit, Opens First “Healing Hub”

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.
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Shakespeare in Detroit, Sponsored by The Gilbert Family Foundation, Presents Techno Tempest

The Gilbert Family Foundation is proud to be the lead sponsor for the return of Shakespeare in Detroit.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Celebrates Completed Renovation of Gmeiner Park

The Gilbert Family Foundation, along with the City of Detroit and partners, joined in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly-renovated Gmenier Park.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Commits $15 Million to the Unified Greenway Campaign

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 […]
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Applications Now Open for 2023 Downtown Detroit Markets

The Gilbert Family Foundation and Bedrock has announced the launch of applications for the 2023 Downtown Detroit Winter Markets season.
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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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