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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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Gilbert Family Foundation Invests $23 Million Toward Curing Neurofibromatosis with Launch of New Brain Tumor Initiative and Expanded Support for Vision Restoration Initiative

The Gilbert Family Foundation today announced $23 million in grants to fund research projects as part of the organization’s Vision Restoration Initiative (VRI) and Brain Tumor Initiative (BTI).
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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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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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Gilbert Family Foundation Announces $13 Million Detroit Eviction Defense Fund, Supporting Low-Income Detroit Families Facing Eviction

We are excited to announce the creation of the Detroit Eviction Defense Fund, which will invest $12 million over three years into three Detroit-based organizations that will provide low-income Detroit families facing eviction proceedings with legal representation. This investment is expected to benefit nearly 6,000 families per year.
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Gilbert Family Foundation, ProMedica and DTE Energy Launch $20 Million Detroit Home Repair Fund

The Gilbert Family Foundation, ProMedica and DTE Energy today debuted the Detroit Home Repair Fund (DHRF), which will build capacity for non-profit partners to provide low-income Detroit homeowners with critical home repairs.
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The Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design Petitions to Become the Nation’s First HBCU to Reopen

Today the PENSOLE Lewis College of Business and Design (PLC) has proposed draft legislation for state authorization to be recognized as Michigan’s single HBCU with the intention to become the nation’s first-ever re-opened HBCU.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Announces Hiring of Darnell Adams as Director of Detroit Community Initiatives, Shares Update on Detroit Tax Relief Fund

The Gilbert Family Foundation today announced the hiring of Darnell Adams as its Director of Detroit Community Initiatives. Adams will oversee the organization’s Detroit-based community programming as part of their “Building Opportunity and Equity” pillar.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Funds Clinical Study to Understand Vision Loss from NF1 Optic Pathway Glioma

The Gilbert Family Foundation today announced funding of a new $5.4 million clinical study which aims to understand the mechanisms of vision loss caused by NF1-associated optic pathway gliomas, or NF1-OPGs.
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Gilbert Family Foundation Collaborates with the Children’s Oncology Group and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to Validate a New Tool to Measure Progressive Vision Loss

The Gilbert Family Foundation today announced the launch of a clinical study that aims to validate optical coherence tomography (OCT) as a tool to objectively assess the visual system and its response to treatment in NF1 patients with optic pathway gliomas.
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MSU announces Gilbert Family Foundation, Rock Family of Companies support for opening Apple Developer Academy in Detroit

Michigan State University today announced the Gilbert Family Foundation, in partnership with Rocket Companies, will support the new Apple Developer Academy in Detroit, a transformative education collaboration between Apple and MSU.
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