Pandemic Relief Funding Announced for Pontiac Small Businesses

The Pontiac Funders Collaborative launches the Small Business Capital Relief to provide emergency grants for 100 small businesses, focusing on workforce development, entrepreneurship, public spaces and support for key institutions.

The Oakland Press

Michigan Angel Community Publishes Annual Report

The Michigan Angel Community, an initiative to accelerate the growth of the angel investor population in Michigan, publishes their 2019 annual research report. The report shows a continued increase in both investors and investment dollars.

Click On Detroit

New COVID-19 Fund Launched to Support SE Michigan Arts and Cultural Groups

Housed at the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan and administered with input from CultureSource, the COVID-19 Arts and Creative Community Assistance Fund will provide financial assistance to arts and cultural organizations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Crain's Detroit

The Detroit Jewish News Transitions to Nonprofit, Community Ownership

Publisher of the Detroit Jewish News Arthur Horwitz looks to readers to support independent credible journalism with a matching gift incentive from the William Davidson Foundation.

Detroit Jewish News

The Henry Ford Introduces the William Davidson Foundation Initiative for Entrepreneurship

In its magazine, the Henry Ford profiles the William Davidson Foundation Initiative for Entrepreneurship, a new effort to promote understanding of entrepreneurship through entrepreneurs-in-residence, guest speakers, workshops and youth programming. Melvin Parson, The Henry Ford’s first Entrepreneur-in-Residence, shares his mission and reflection on his time with the program.

The Henry Ford Effect

Ethan Davidson Elected Chairman of MOT Board of Directors and Trustees

The Michigan Opera Theatre announces new chairman of the Board of Directors and Trustees, Ethan Davidson.

Detroit Jewish News

Gretchen Whitmer Off to Israel on 1st Trade Mission as Michigan Governor

Governor Gretchen Whitmer embarked on a five-day trip to the “Start-Up Nation” of Israel where she planned to visit General Motor’s Advanced Technical Center,Ford Motor Co.’s New Regional Research Center, , as well as , and the William Davidson Archaeological Park.

Detroit Free Press

WSU Innovation Studio Set to Spark Students’ Entrepreneurial Journeys

The new Wayne State University Innovation Studio will provide students with a space for brainstorming and collaboration in addition to one-on-one coaching, educational programming, and mentorship opportunities.


Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition Selects 24 Semifinalists

The Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition will celebrate its tenth anniversary on November 13, 2019. Two dozen companies will compete for a share of more than $1 million in prizes.

Crain's Detroit

Hank Greenberg Headlines First ‘Walk Of Heroes’ Class at Old Tiger Stadium Site

Detroit Police Athletic League will unveil the “Hank Greenberg Walk of Heroes,” an educational exhibit set up throughout the concourse at The Corner Ballpark. Among first honorees is Will Robinson, an American college basketball coach and long-time scout for the Detroit Pistons and Detroit Lions.

The Detroit News

‘Great Moment In History’: Motown Museum Breaks Ground On Expansion In Festive Event

Motown Museum broke ground on the first phase of a planned expansion. Hitsville Next will be home to the museum’s growing series of youth and community programs and link three houses east of the building that served as Motown’s original headquarters and studio.

Detroit Free Press

Ancient Afghan Geniza Documents To Go On Display For First Time

A collection of rare artifacts acquired by the National Library of Israel will be on display to the public for the first time at the State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg.  The exhibition helps tell the story of a once-thriving Jewish community on the Silk Road.

The Jerusalem Post

Hillel Day School Opens Expanded Early Childhood Center

Hillel Day School held a dedication ceremony for an expansion and renovation of its Early Childhood Center. The ECC will have more space to fill the needs of more families in the community.

The Oakland Press

With Rabbis’ Blessing, Women-for-Tech Program Creates ‘Ripples’ in Haredi World

Led by Start-Up Nation, the Adva pilot project aims to educate young, ultra Orthodox, Israeli women pursuing software engineering jobs.

Times of Israel

Major Improvements in Store for Spirit Plaza in Detroit

The City of Detroit announces upgrades to the newly-permanent downtown public space, Spirit Plaza. The Foundation provided initial resources to Downtown Detroit Partnership to support the design and pilot launch of the plaza in 2017.

The Detroit News