Economic Development
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The Foundation strives to identify and encourage creative new approaches for the economic development in Detroit, with emphasis on expanding employment opportunities for Detroiters.

In 2007, the Foundation has invested $7.5 million in the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan for the New Economy Initiative for Southeast Michigan (NEI). Ten funders joined this effort and pledged a total of $134 million to jump-start innovation-based economic growth in the region.

2015 Grant Highlights:

For a complete list of 2015 Economic Development grants, please click here.