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FY 2013

HUMAN SERVICES

Accounting Aid Society
Detroit, MI
$180,000 over 2 years
September 2011
To support the 2012 and 2013 Tax Assistance programs.

Alternatives for Girls
Detroit, MI
$900,000 over 3 years
June 2011
To provide $600,000 ($200,000 per year) for the Emergency Shelter/Transition to Independent Living and Street Outreach programs for young women ages 13 to 21, and $300,000 for working capital as part of the Securing ofAFG’s Future Campaign.

American Red Cross – Southeastern Michigan Chapter
Detroit, MI
$100,000
December 2012
To support local disaster and emergency services.

American Red Cross – Southeastern Michigan Chapter
Detroit, MI
$25,000
December 2012
To support disaster relief efforts for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services
Dearborn, MI
$75,000
March 2013
To support annual operations of the Emergency Services Department.

The Baldwin Center, Inc.
Pontiac, MI
$50,000
June 2013
To support food, clothing, educational programs and cultural opportunities for economically disadvantaged individuals and families.

Capuchin Soup Kitchen
Detroit, MI
$75,000
September 2012
To expand its On The Rise Bakery training program and retail operation by establishing a new retail bakery on Gratiot Avenue.

Central United Methodist Church
Detroit, MI
$80,000
March 2013
To support the N.O.A.H. (Networking, Organizing, and Advocacy for Health) Project, a program to link homeless individuals in downtown Detroit with community programs, with particular emphasis on mental health.

Coalition on Temporary Shelter
Detroit, MI
$300,000
December 2012
To support operation of the emergency shelter and supportive services for homeless persons.

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Detroit, MI
$300,000 over 2 years
June 2013
To support construction of a public patio space, as part of a larger collaborative project to construct the Dequindre Cut North, a stretch of recreational greenway connecting the riverfront with Eastern Market and Midtown.

Corporation For Supportive Housing
New York, NY
$120,000
December 2012
To continue its work building the capacity and infrastructure of the Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND, a consortium of service providers, local government and other stakeholders that provide housing and services to the homeless), as well as that of local agencies housing and providing services to the homeless.

Crossroads of Michigan
Detroit, MI
$100,000
June 2013
To support emergency human services, including case management, transportation assistance, prescription drug support, employment assistance and emergency food.

Forgotten Harvest, Inc.
Oak Park, MI
$620,000 over 2 years
March 2013
To support capitalization of the Operating Reserve in conjunction with the Integrated Capacity Expansion Campaign.

HAVEN, Inc.
Pontiac, MI
$470,000 over 2 years
March 2012
$300,000 to support the Plant the Seeds of Hope Campaign to construct a new shelter and Family Justice Shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; and
$170,000 ($85,000 per year) to support operation of the
existing shelter and programs for survivors.

Homeless Action Network of Detroit (HAND)
Detroit, MI
$300,000 over 2 years
March 2012
To build capacity to administer public funding for,
and evaluate the performance of, housing and services
for homeless persons in Detroit, Highland Park and
Hamtramck.

Lighthouse of Oakland County, Inc.
Pontiac, MI
$100,000 over 2 years
December 2011
To support the Basic Needs Collaborative project in
partnership with Crossroads of Michigan and the Hope Center.

Lighthouse of Oakland County, Inc.
Pontiac, MI
$175,000
March 2013
To support general operations of Lighthouse Emergency Services.

Michigan Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
Okemos, MI
$40,000
June 2012
To support Building the Safety Net, a comprehensive capacity building initiative with Detroit-based agencies to increase the availability and quality of services for area survivors of domestic and sexual violence.

Reading Works
Detroit, MI
$70,000
September 2012
To support the first year of a five-year plan to improve adult literacy levels in metropolitan Detroit.

Turning Point, Inc.
Mt. Clemens, MI
$445,000 over 2 years
December 2011
$325,000 to support the capital campaign to build a new emergency shelter for survivors of domestic violence; and $120,000 ($60,000 per year) to support operation of the existing shelter and programs for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Wayne County SAFE
Detroit, MI
$90,000
September 2012
To support comprehensive medical and forensic examinations and aftercare services for sexually assaulted patients in Wayne County..

HEALTHCARE

Covenant Community Care, Inc.
Detroit, MI
$145,000
September 2012
To support the expansion of primary health care services through a new Federally Qualified Health Center on Detroit’s east side.

Dawn, Inc.
Ypsilanti, MI
$65,000
September 2012
To support treatment, outreach and transitional housing programs for addicted and alcoholic adults from Wayne County.

World Medical Relief, Inc.
Detroit, MI
$50,000
December 2012
To support the Affordable Prescription Program, which provides low-cost medication prescriptions for uninsured, low-income adults in metropolitan Detroit.

PUBLIC BENEFIT

The Center For Effective Philanthropy
Cambridge, MA
$30,000
December 2012
To support a Strategy Landscape tool, to be used by select grantmakers with Detroit-focused funding programs to better understand and coordinate their strategies, better and improve the effectiveness of their collective giving.

The Center for Michigan, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI
$30,000
June 2013
To support general operations, in recognition of the Center’s public interest journalism.

Citizens Research Council of Michigan
Livonia, MI
$30,000
March 2013
To support the CRC Research Fund

Council of Michigan Foundations
Grand Haven, MI
$75,000 over 3 years
December 2011
To support the Office of the Foundation Liaison within the State of Michigan Governor’s Office.

Detroit Public Safety Foundation
Detroit, MI
$300,000 over 3 years
September 2012
To support start-up of the Detroit Recreation Authority (DRA), which will oversee the operation of, and fundraising for city-owned recreation centers.

Eastern Market Corporation
Detroit, MI
$200,000 over 2 years
March 2013
To support the Detroit Community Kitchens Program to operate a new shared-use kitchen at Detroit’s Eastern Market, and to facilitate access by various users to underutilized commercial kitchens across Detroit.

Greening of Detroit
Detroit, MI
$250,000 over 2 years
To continue creating and promoting a food-secure Detroit, by further developing and expanding urban agriculture programs.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation-Detroit
Detroit, MI
$200,000
June 2013
To support the 2013 work plan, specifically the activities and costs associated with Detroit LISC’s role as a community development financial intermediary (CDFI).

Michigan History Foundation
$15,000
Lansing, MI
March 2013
To support “Michigan Modern: Design that Shaped America,” an exhibition, catalog, and Symposium, in recognition of the Fund’s role in commissioning the design and construction of the McGregor Conference Center at Wayne State University.

Michigan League for Public Policy
Lansing, MI
$50,000
March 2013
$40,000 to support research and advocacy directed at preserving and strengthening the social safety net in Michigan; and $10,000 to support the endowment campaign underway.

Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI
$35,000
December 2012
To support programs and services for nonprofit organizations in metropolitan Detroit.

University of Michigan/Dearborn
Dearborn, MI
$180,000 over 2 years
June 2013
To support the launch of the Public Allies Metropolitan Detroit program.

ARTS & CULTURE

Detroit Educational Television Foundation
Wixom, MI
$120,000
March 2013
To support DetroitPerforms, a new series that will promote and encourage participation in arts and culture in Southeast Michigan.

Detroit Historical Society
Detroit, MI
$800,000 over 4 years
December 2010
To support the Past>Forward Campaign, including
$400,000 ($100,000 per year) for general operations of the Detroit Historical Museums and $400,000 for capital costs.

The Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit, MI
$300,000
March 2013
To support general operations.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Detroit, MI
$300,000
December 2012
To support general operations.

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble
Southfield, MI
$37,600 over 2 years
June 2012
To support development of business and artistic capacity according to a four-year strategic plan.

Matrix Theatre Company
Detroit, MI
$150,000 over 2 years
September 2011
To support ARTS3000, an administrative and fundraising collaboration of four arts organizations based in southwest Detroit.

Michigan Opera Theatre
Detroit, MI
$150,000
March 2013
To support general operations.

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
Detroit, MI
$240,000 over 2 years
March 2013
$120,000 to support general operations; and $120,000 of capital support for construction of a new artistic and administrative home within the new University Prep Science and Math Elementary School, located in the historic former Miller High School building.

Pewabic Society
Detroit, MI
$125,000
September 2012
To support an in-depth market research and branding project.

Sphinx Organization, Inc.
Detroit, MI
$180,000 over 3 years
September 2011
To support music educational programs for Detroit-area youth.

EDUCATION
Madonna University
Livonia, MI
$150,000 over 2 years
March 2013
To support the Bridging Lost Gaps Initiative to increase recruitment, enrollment, and retention of African American male students from Detroit.

Michigan Future, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI
$900,000 over 3 years
June 2011
To support the Metro Detroit High School Accelerator Project, a collaborative initiative of MFI and several local foundations.National Urban Squash and Education Association, Inc.

National Urban Squash and Education Association, Inc.
Roxbury Crossing, MA
$75,000 over 3 years
September 2010
To support the launch of Racquet Up Detroit, providing after-school squash instruction, fitness training, academic tutoring, literacy development, and mentoring for Detroit students.

Starfish Family Services
Inkster, MI
$300,000 over 3 years
December 2011
To support the Preschool Program Excellence project, to achieve teacher certification and program accreditation as part of a new Inkster Early Childhood Strategy.

Teach For America
New York, NY
$300,000 over 2 years June 2012
To expand the number of Teach For America corps members working as teachers in Detroit public and charter schools.

United Negro College Fund, Inc.
Detroit, MI
$45,000
March 2013
To support scholarships for Detroit-area youth to attend historically black private colleges and universities.

EUGENE A. MILLER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

Community Health and Social Services Center, Inc.
Detroit, MI
$50,000
September 10, 2012
To support the Eugene A. Miller sabbatical plan of J. Ricardo Guzman.

Dawn, Inc.
Ypsilanti, MI
$39,000
September 2012
To support the Eugene A. Miller sabbatical plan of James Balmer, III.

Turning Point, Inc.
Mt. Clemens, MI
$31,000
September 2012
To support the Eugene A. Miller sabbatical plan of Suzanne Coats