November 24, 2023
The Winter Markets have supported 130 small businesses and generated over $6M in wealth over the last six years. In this video, Laura Grannemann explains why the markets are critical to elevating the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Detroit, especially during Small Business Saturday.
November 16, 2023
We recently supported Dance Theatre of Harlem through a partnership with the Detroit Opera as part of our arts and culture strategy.
November 1, 2023
Recently, we participated in Construction Inclusion Week, a national initiative that drives awareness and celebrates diversity, equity and inclusion in construction and skilled trades. Our Program Manager for Economic Mobility, Kinnus Paul, explains why initiatives like this are important for creating a more equitable Detroit.
October 31, 2023
We are proud to share that the Gilbert Family Foundation has been recognized for Excellence in Philanthropy by Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Community Service Commission.
October 25, 2023
The Gilbert Family Foundation is proud to support Detroit Month of Design, which celebrates Detroit's UNESCO designation as a City of Design. We are equally proud to be the lead sponsor of Detroit Month of Design's signature event, Eastern Market After Dark (EMAD), celebrating the arts, culture, design and music […]
October 10, 2023
The Gilbert Family Foundation and the College for Creative Studies announced $1 million endowed scholarship fund to empower Detroit's creative youth.
September 22, 2023
We created Our Backyard Detroit with Green Living Science to support seven passionate Detroit residents with a stipend to elevate their neighborhood parks. Recently, we celebrated the efforts of these Park Champions with a Block Party at Pingree Park. Watch the video to learn more about the celebration and the […]
September 13, 2023
We sat down with Brandi Brown, Associate Program Manager, Economic Mobility to talk about her role supporting Detroit's entrepreneurial ecosystem. Brandi talks about what drew her to this important work, her experience with Venture 313, and how she shows up for her community and her family every day.
August 28, 2023
Our Backyard Detroit is a program created by Green Living Science and the Gilbert Family Foundation to empower Detroiters who are active stewards of their neighborhood parks. In this post, these "Park Champions" share their experiences - and their passion for thriving green spaces.
August 17, 2023
Green Living Science and the Gilbert Family Foundation announced in inaugural Block Party to celebrate Our Backyard Detroit's stewardship program, which was created to increase access to healthy green spaces in Detroit.
August 8, 2023
Our dedication to building inclusive, thriving public spaces is highlighted in our recent investments supporting renovations to Clark Park and Gmeiner Park, both staples of the community that serve as important gathering and recreation spaces for Detroit residents.