Announcing the Detroit Community Development Mini-Grant Fund Recipients!

Aug 25, 2020

Co.act Detroit and CDAD Award $50,000 in Grants to 11 Detroit-area Nonprofits


DETROIT — Co.act Detroit and Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) are proud to announce the recipients of the Detroit Community Development Mini-grant Fund, a $50,000 fund designed to support the crucial work of Detroit-based community development and neighborhood organizations.

“CDAD is proud to have worked with Co.act Detroit to provide funds to a variety of organizations serving residents and neighborhoods across Detroit,” said Madhavi Reddy, Executive Director of CDAD. “With the generous support of JPMorgan Chase, we were able to support 11 organizations doing the critical work of providing necessary programs and services to residents, including youth services, transportation, creating outdoor spaces, purchasing personal protective equipment for staff and volunteers, and emergency food services.”

JPMorgan Chase’s support for this effort is part of the firm’s $200 million commitment to further break down barriers to opportunity for Black Detroiters by creating pathways to jobs, homeownership and entrepreneurship.

This relief fund will provide general operating grants of $4,545.45 each to the following 11 organizations:

  • 1 Michigan for the Global Majority
  • Chosen Generations Community Center Inc.
  • Community Services CDC
  • Friends of ITNDetroit dba Independence Rides
  • Hope Community Outreach and Development
  • Joy Southfield Community Development Corporation
  • Know Allegiance Nation
  • Nardin Park Improvement Rock
  • New Beginnings Community Development Corporation
  • Northend Christian CDC
  • Nortown Community Development Corporation

Announced on June 25, 2020, the fund was open to Detroit-based nonprofits or community-based organizations engaged in: physical development; land use planning; community organizing; and/or other activities designed to stabilize and improve the quality of life in Detroit. Applications were limited to organizations with annual revenue of no more than $500,000. “These grants are helping these organizations in Detroit to maintain their operations and respond to increased demand from clients during this phase of pandemic relief. The scope of need in the city was made clear by the sheer number of applications we received for this funding,” said Allandra Bulger, Executive Director of Co.act Detroit. 143 Detroit-based organizations applied for funding.

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