The Motown Museum is an international tourist destination, housed within Motown Records’ first headquarters, Hitsville U.S. A. on West Grand Boulevard in the heart of Detroit. Founded in 1985, the museum preserves, protects and presents the Motown Sound, a national and international phenomenon without compare that has influenced musicians of every genre and generation since.More about this grant »
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East Jefferson Ave. being redesigned to improve safety, help better connect residents to riverfront
Come July 4, Detroit residents and visitors will find it safer and easier to walk or cycle to the city’s Riverfront and to Belle Isle Park, both grantees, based on a recently released construction timeline; a public education effort is planned to raise awareness of the changes.
Survey shows knowledge of Holocaust is fading. We can't let that happen.
Eli Mayerfeld, CEO of the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Mich., advocates for the importance of Holocaust education and points to data from a recent national study that found “more than nine-tenths of those surveyed believe all young people should learn about the Holocaust.”
Seven decades later, unsung ’48 heroes are heard
Toldot Yisrael, a grantee, has interviewed more than 50 American Jews who were active participants in the establishment of the State of Israel, creating an historical video archive of their contributions; five 2.5-minute video stories have been released thus far.
Sefaria is a nonprofit organization, established in 2013, to advance the future of Jewish learning by digitizing and offering Jewish texts, in Hebrew and English translations. Sefaria’s founders, the best-selling author Joshua Foer and Google project manager Brett Lockspeiser, envisioned a world in which any interested person could have unfettered access to the entire Jewish canon.More about this grant »