Grant-making to Support Small Businesses in Southeast Michigan

Brookings Institute publishes case study outlining New Economy Initiative’s successes in grant making and responsiveness to COVID-19.

Brookings Institute

First Ever National Jewish Educator Census

Conducted by Consortium for Applied Studies in Jewish Education (CASJE), the first National Jewish Educator Census will help the field of Jewish education attract new educators, return educators to the field, and best prepare for a post-COVID-19 world.

eJewish Philanthropy

Small Businesses in Pontiac Awarded Grants

Pontiac Funders Collaborative announced the Small Business Relief Fund, providing grant relief to 56 Pontiac businesses impacted by COVID-19 crisis.

Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan

Ann Arbor Nonprofits Receive COVID-19 Relief Grants

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announces Relief and Resilient grants to Ann Arbor arts and culture nonprofit organizations to help with financial pressures from COVID-19.

Click On Detroit

JPMorgan Chase Commits More than $1M to Detroit Businesses

The New Economy Initiative receives funding from JPMorgan Chase and other co-funders to support small business owners in Detroit, providing access to capital, underserved workers with access to job training opportunities, and support nonprofits responding to the crisis.


2,000-Year-Old Coin Unearthed in William Davidson Archaeological Park

The Israel Antiquities Authority announces the unearthing of 2,000-year-old coin that commemorates the Jewish rebelling against the Roman Empire.

Smithsonian Magazine

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