In keeping with its mission, the Fund emphasizes support for activities in the city of Detroit and Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties that address emergency needs for housing, food, clothing and other direct aid. In addition, support may be provided for activities that address the root causes of poverty, homelessness and hunger, and help individuals and families achieve personal and financial stability and other life-changing outcomes.
For health care related activities, please note that emphasis is on improving access to primary medical care, mental health care and substance abuse treatment for indigent, low-income and other highly underserved populations, primarily within the City of Detroit. Support will be considered for initiatives with the following characteristics:
• Encompass a partnership between a health system and community-based organization(s);
• Supported by a broad and sustainable funding base;
• Focus on and respond to identified community needs and preferences using culturally appropriate practices; and
• For mental health and substance abuse treatment programs, programs designed for individuals who typically utilize emergency services.