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FY 2012

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 of AFG’s Future Campaign.

American Red Cross – Southeastern Michigan Chapter
Detroit, MI
December 2010
$100,000
To support work on local disaster and emergency services.

Arab Community Center for Economic & Social Services (ACCESS)
Dearborn, MI
$75,000
December 2011
To support operations of the Emergency Services Department.

The Baldwin Center, Inc.
Pontiac, MI
$50,000
June 2012
To support programs providing case management, food, clothing, direct aid, and educational and cultural opportunities for economically disadvantaged individuals and families.

Central United Methodist Church
Detroit, MI
$80,000
March 2012
To support the N.O.A.H. (Networking, Organizing, and Advocacy for Health) Project, a program to link homeless individuals in downtown Detroit with housing, health care and other assistance, with particular emphasis on mental health.

Coalition on Temporary Shelter
Detroit, MI
$300,000
December 2011
To support operation of the emergency shelter and supportive services for formerly homeless persons.

Crossroads of Michigan
Detroit, MI
$100,000
June 2012
To support emergency human services, including case management, transportation assistance, prescription drug support, employment assistance and emergency food.

Forgotten Harvest, Inc.
Oak Park, MI
$700,000 over 2 years
March 2011
To support the Integrated Capacity Expansion Campaign to increase the agency’s annual distribution of rescued food to 36 million pounds by fiscal year 2012-2013.

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 2012
To support general operations of Lighthouse Emergency Services.

Michigan Association of United Ways
Lansing, MI
$50,000
September 2011
To support the development of the MiBridges technology platform to allow full implementation of the Michigan Benefit Access Initiative, a statewide public-private partnership to increase the financial stability of Michigan families.

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.

Michigan Unemployment Advocacy Project
Ann Arbor, MI
$50,000
March 2012
To expand capacity in southeast Michigan to help residents access federal unemployment insurance benefits.

Michigan’s Children
Lansing, MI
$54,000 over 2 years
June 2010
To support the KidSpeak Neighborhood News Project.

Neighborhood Service Organization
Detroit, MI
$1,000,000 over 4 years
September 2010
To support the development and start-up operation of the Bell Building, a project to provide 155 units of permanent supportive housing and on-site services for chronically homeless Detroiters, and a new headquarters for NSO administrative and program offices.

The Heat and Warmth Fund (THAW)
Detroit, MI
$50,000
March 2012
To support the Tri-county Emergency Assistance Program (TEAP), which provides low-income families with energy bill payment assistance.

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 Program
Detroit, MI
$60,000
September 2011
To support comprehensive medical and forensic examinations and support services for sexually assaulted patients in Wayne County.

Healthcare

Dawn, Inc.
Ypsilanti, MI
$65,000
September 2011
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 2011

Public Benefit

Citizens Research Council of Michigan
Livonia, MI
$30,000
June 2012
To support the CRC Research Fund to conduct research and analysis on public policy issues confronting the State of Michigan and the City of Detroit.

The Center for Michigan, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI
$30,000
June 2012
To support general operations, in recognition of the Center’s public interest journalism.

College for Creative Studies
Detroit, MI
$1,000,000 over 5 years
December 2010
To support development of the A. Alfred Taubman Center in the former General Motors Argonaut Building as a second CCS campus in Detroit’s Midtown, and improvements to the original Walter and Josephine Ford campus.

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.

Fair Food Network
Ann Arbor, MI
$100,000 over 2 years
June 2011
To support the expansion of the Double Up Food Bucks Project into grocery stores in Detroit.

Focus: HOPE
Detroit, MI
$5,000
September 2011
To support the Eleanor M. Josaitis Fund for Focus:Hope, in memory of the agency’s co-founder.

Grand Valley State University
Allendale, MI
$5,000
June 2012
To support the State of Generosity Project, documenting the devlopment of the Council of Michigan Foundatons, Michigan Nonprofit Association, Michigan Community Service Commission and the Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy at Grand Valley State University.

Greening of Detroit
Detroit, MI
$250,000 over 2 years
December 2010
To support the expansion of urban agriculture work to include development of urban market gardens and production-focused small farms to build a food-secure Detroit.

Local Initiatives Support Corporation-Detroit
Detroit, MI
$200,000
June 2012
To support the 2012 work plan, specifically the activities associated with Detroit LISC’s role as a community development financial intermdiary.

Michigan League for Public Policy
Lansing, MI
$40,000
March 2012
To support research and advocacy directed at preserving and strengthening the social safety net in Michigan.

Nonprofit Enterprise at Work, Inc.
Ann Arbor, MI
$35,000
December 2011
To support programs and services for non-profit organizations in metropolitan Detroit.

Southwest Solutions, Inc.
Detroit, MI
$100,000
December 2011
To support the Neighborhood Preservation Program of Southwest Housing Solutions, Inc.

University Cultural Center Association
Detroit, MI
$25,000
June 2012
To support DLECTRICITY, a contemporary art festival in Midtown Detroit in October 2012.

Arts & Culture

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 2012
To support general operations.

Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Inc.
Detroit, MI
$300,000
December 2011
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 2012
To support general operations.

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit
Detroit, MI
$60,000
March 2012
To support general operations.

Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD)
Detroit, MI
March 2010
$120,000 over 2 years
To support MOCAD’s Education Program Reconfiguration & Implementation.

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

Education

Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
$160,000
June 2012
To expand the University Preparatory (UPrep) Opening Doors program, to assist targeted Detroit high school students make a successful transition to college.

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.
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.

New Detroit, Inc.
Detroit, MI
$100,000
March 2012
To support the People Project, an effort by Excellent Schools Detroit to attract and develop talented teachers and school leaders.

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 2012
To support scholarships for Detroit-area youth to attend historically black private colleges and universities.

Adrian College
Adrian, MI
$175,000
June 2012
To support the Adrian College Core Education for Scholarly Success project.