In The News
“A music lover’s playground:” An inside look at the Motown Museum expansion
The chairwoman and CEO of Motown Museum, a grantee, recounts the tour she gave to Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z and family, and her desire to “bring Motown Museum to the world.”
Planning to create Detroit cultural campus quietly underway
Detroit Institute of Arts, a grantee, together with other nonprofits and philanthropic partners, wants to unite the Midtown neighborhood and spur economic development.
Houston still needs help five months after Hurricane Harvey. National Jewish groups team up to assist.
A coalition of Jewish organizations, including the Foundation through its grantee, Repair the World, has mobilized a national effort to help victims of the devastating flood.
Minding The Environment – Hazon Inspires Environmental Change
Hazon, a grantee, was founded in 2000 and opened its Detroit office in 2015, advances Jewish values through its efforts to promote community health and sustainability.
Israeli cybersecurity firms raised record $814.5 million in 2017
Start-Up Nation Central, a grantee, releases new data on the Israeli technology industry.
New toolbox for Israeli startups aims to help navigate US healthcare system
Start-Up Nation Central, a grantee, and partners offer a free resource to assist entrepreneurs with product piloting and commercialization.
Celebrating MLK Day with Hillel Day School
Special programming at Hillel Day School, a grantee, teaches students the values of the civil rights leader.
These Philanthropists Want To Find the Next Big Jewish Idea
Areivim Philanthropic Group, of which the Foundation is a member, is creating an early-stage investment fund.
The William Davidson School Launches Disabilities Inclusion and Advocacy Concentration
Jewish Theological Seminary, a grantee, and Columbia University offer a new course of study to master’s degree students.
“Count Me Detroit”
The Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit, a grantee, issues a call for participation in the Detroit Jewish Population Study.
Ancient clay seal found under Western Wall Plaza
The Israel Antiquities Authority, a grantee, discovered in Jerussalem a rare artifact with ancient Hebrew script from the First Temple Period.
William Davidson Foundation Names President, CEO
Darin McKeever, formerly the chief program and strategy officer, assumes leadership of the Foundation on Jan. 1, 2018.
Michigan doubling down on Israel business ties
Columnist Daniel Howes makes the case for the Michigan-Israel Business Accelerator, a grantee, and its potential for tightening business ties between Michigan and Israel.
Virtuous Cycle: An Orchestra’s Bet on Engagement Helps Bring in Big Funding
The Detroit Symphony Orchestra, a grantee, is heralded for its accessibility and engagement efforts.