STORIES AND INSIGHTS

/STORIES AND INSIGHTS

THE GRAND BARGAIN

On July 18, 2013, Detroit became the largest city in U.S. history to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy. At stake was nothing less than the very survival of America’s Motor City.

DETROIT CONSERVATION CORPS

What if unemployed Detroiters could transform vacant property into a beautiful, working landscape, one that sustained residents for generations to come? And, what if, in the process, they could also access landscape industry training, job-readiness programs, and case management services?

PUBLIC ALLIES METRO DETROIT PROGRAM

In 2013, University of Michigan-Dearborn launched the Public Allies Metro Detroit Program, an initiative to develop young community leaders and strengthen local nonprofits. In 2013, the Fund became the first investor in the program.