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Support Detroit's Plan of Adjustment

As part of a group of funders, support Detroit's Plan of Adjustment developed by the Emergency Manager, to allow Detroit to emerge from bankruptcy a financially sustainable community that can better engage and serve its citizens. At the same time, securing the assets of the Detroit Inst. of Arts as a resource for the City and the region.

New Economy Initiative

To speed the transition of southeast Michigan to a knowledge-based, entrepreneurial, creative economy through support of a broad-based philanthropic collaborative called the New Economy Initiative

Local Initiative Support Corporation

To support LISC's national strategic shift to expand the services it provides in low-income neighborhoods and to have greater impact on their social and economic vitality. Detroit, St. Paul and Duluth will be pilot cities

New Economy Initiative

To continue support of a key funders collaborative that drives economic development for the Detroit region through coordinated entrepreneurial and place-making activities.

Artplace

To support ArtPlace, a creative place-making initiative that uses investments in the arts and other creative assets to shape the social, physical and economic character of cities, towns and communities across the U.S.

Shorebank Enterprise Detroit

To accelerate neighborhood transformation in Detroit by supporting equity-like developer investments in affordable housing, multi-family rehab, and other projects, and to solidify ShoreBank as a community development agent

BMe Networks

To tap into the unrealized potential of black men as catalysts for positive community engagement by growing the BMe Network from 3,000 to 30,000 inspired black men and their friends over the next three years.

Living Cities

To support Living Cities and the Integration Initiative, a multidisciplinary focus on both neighborhood and system transformation in five cities, including St. Paul and Detroit

National Citizenship Collaboration

To support the creation of the National Citizenship Collaboration to test new program models, technology, collaboration and resources to enable more immigrants to become naturalized citizens in Detroit, Miami, San Jose, Long Beach and Charlotte

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