“Nothing significant has ever happened, without someone believing in it first.”

We’re committed to growing opportunity and equity in Detroit and accelerating a cure for neurofibromatosis.

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Our Passions

Curing Neurofibromatosis (NF)

We work to accelerate a cure for neurofibromatosis through investments in cutting-edge research and resources.

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Building Opportunity & Equity

We work to build opportunity and equity for Detroit residents who have faced systemic barriers to economic and social mobility.

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Latest News

Venture 313 Participants Benefit from “Life Changing” Experience at SXSW

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Gilbert Family Foundation Invests In Racial Equity Work Through Partnerships With Metro-Detroit Black Business Alliance…

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Q&A with JJ Vélez, Director of Public Spaces

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Foundation Facts

Since Founded in 2015


Scientific Researchers


NF1 Investments


Committed to Detroit


Families Supported