Building Opportunity & Equity

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Black History Month: Celebrating Diversity in Our Approach to Philanthropy

In celebration of Black History Month, we're highlighting the diversity of our team and the voices of our Black team members by exploring why diversity in philanthropy is critical to building more equitable communities.
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CultureSource’s Digital Access for the Arts Program Highlights 2022 Impact in New Report

In 2022, CultureSource and 8 Bridges partnered to release a 2022 impact report on the Digital Access for the Arts Program (DAAP), a multifaceted program funded by the Rocket Community Fund and now supported by the Gilbert Family Foundation. Read the full report to learn how the organizations in the […]
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New Tireman-Minock Park Expansion Offers Something for Everyone

Councilman Fred Durhal of Detroit's District 7 talks about the vision for the new Tireman-Minock Park, which is part of the city's Strategic Neighborhood Fund initiative. Last year, the Gilbert Family Foundation supported with an additional $275,000. Durhal is joined by JJ Velez, Director of Public Spaces at the Gilbert […]
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What’s Next for Detroit Entrepreneurs? Venture 313 Plans Ahead

Venture 313 launched in October 2022 as a revolutionary new program to better support Detroit entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey. After a successful launch party and onboarding hundreds of entrepreneurs, the team looks to the future to build momentum with new features, updates, and goals for 2023.
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Downtown Detroit Markets: Come for the Good Vibes, Stay to Support Small Business

Watch the video to learn how the Downtown Detroit Markets and Cadillac Lodge are supporting small business owners and creating a safe, inclusive and vibrant space for residents and visitors to shop, eat and connect during the holiday season.
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Small Business Murals Project Connects Art and Entrepreneurship

Since 2017, the Small Business Murals Project has elevated the local business community by pairing local artists with Detroit entrepreneurs. To date, 32 murals have been created by 25 artists, featured on local businesses from restaurants to gyms to auto repair shops. The murals are conversation starters and elevate foot […]
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Watch: New Curtis Jones Park Honors Legacy of Legendary Basketball Star with Inclusive Space & Unique Art

Together with NW Goldberg Cares, we're proud to support the creation of the Curtis Jones Park. This engaging and inclusive space features an NBA-sized basketball court painted by New York artist Bisco Smith, and will serve a community gathering space for residents in the NW Goldberg neighborhood. Watch the videos […]
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Meet the 2022 Digital Access for the Arts Program Recipients

CultureSource and the Gilbert Family Foundation are excited to announce the 2022 Digital Access for the Arts Program recipients.
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Bedrock and the Gilbert Family Foundation Announce the Return of the Downtown Detroit Markets and Cadillac Lodge

The Downtown Detroit Markets, funded by the Gilbert Family Foundation and managed with support from Bedrock and the Downtown Detroit Partnership, will feature 18 diverse vendors and the Cadillac Lodge, and will be open through the end of 2022.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Commits $500,000 To Activate Public Space and Strengthen Nonprofit Stability in Neighborhoods Across Detroit

The Gilbert Family Foundation and Strategic Community Partners announced today the inaugural cohort of the Thriving Neighborhoods Fund, a $500,000 investment in neighborhood-centered nonprofit organizations in Detroit.
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Connecting the Community: Planned Fort Street Bridge Park Renovations Underway

To support our commitment to creating vibrant and inclusive public spaces for Detroiters, we made a $275,000 investment in Phase II of the expansion and renovation of the Fort Street Bridge Park.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Launches Venture 313 to Build on Support of Detroit’s Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The Gilbert Family Foundation today launched Venture 313, a three-year, $10 million commitment that will help fulfill Detroit’s entrepreneurial potential and provide Detroit-based founders with meaningful opportunities to participate in the innovation economy.
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