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Co.act Detroit Blog

Check out our regular postings on transformational partnerships, initiatives and organizations getting our attention in the Detroit region and beyond. Regular blogs may be from Co.act staff or guest contributors.  

2021: A Year of Partnerships in Action

Over the past two and a half years of Co.act Detroit, our team has come to understand quite intimately the mantra, attributed to Mariame Kaba, that "nothing that we do that is worthwhile is done alone.”  And though we were launched with the understanding that the...

Grantee Spotlights: 2021 Detroit Community Development Mini-Grant Fund

In June 2021, Co.act Detroit and Community Development Advocates for Detroit (CDAD) awarded nearly $300,000 in funding to 53 organizations for costs related to pandemic-related critical response services.  McGregor Fund and the Hudson-Webber Foundation supported the...


Compelling conversations about the challenges and opportunities impacting the nonprofit sector in Detroit and SE Michigan.

Latest Episode

Feb 27, 2023

NC #10 - The Soul of Black Philanthropy

Natural Collisions guests discuss philanthropy and funding for Black-led organizations. The conversation spans the origins of Black philanthropy, its current state, and what the future of philanthropy looks like for Black-led organizations. Also, an honest talk about the disparities between Black-led and white-led organizations. Join the discussion... GUESTS: Karris Jackson, Chief Operating Officer at POISE Foundation Dwan Dandridge, CEO/Founder of Black Leaders Detroit Nikia Washington, Senior Director of Restorative Communications & Philanthropy at Earlyworks LLC

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