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 […]
December 23, 2022
Watch the video to learn how the Downtown Detroit Markets and Cadillac Lodge are supporting small business owners and creating a safe, inclusive and vibrant space for residents and visitors to shop, eat and connect during the holiday season.
November 28, 2022
Watch: New Curtis Jones Park Honors Legacy of Legendary Basketball Star with Inclusive Space & Unique Art
Together with NW Goldberg Cares, we're proud to support the creation of the Curtis Jones Park. This engaging and inclusive space features an NBA-sized basketball court painted by New York artist Bisco Smith, and will serve a community gathering space for residents in the NW Goldberg neighborhood. Watch the videos […]
October 27, 2022
Bedrock and the Gilbert Family Foundation Announce the Return of the Downtown Detroit Markets and Cadillac Lodge
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
Gilbert Family Foundation Commits $500,000 To Activate Public Space and Strengthen Nonprofit Stability in Neighborhoods Across Detroit
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.