Meet The VFA Accelerator Teams: Ellen Currin of Harriette

A Detroit businesswoman credits Venture For America, a grantee, with her decision to become an entrepreneur.

Venture for America

Detroit’s comeback makes for fascinating weekend visit

Travel article highlights several grantees as must-see destinations:  Motown Museum, The Henry Ford and Eastern Market.

GoErie.com

Videos capture creativity of annual arts festival

The third-annual Murals in the Market, sponsored in part by the Foundation, enlivens Detroit neighborhoods.

Murals In The Market

William Davidson Foundation donates $15 million to DSO

The Detroit Symphony Orchestra also received a combined $3.5 million from the Mellon Foundation, Erb Family Foundation, and Dresner Foundation.

The Detroit News

NEIdeas awards $400,000 to small businesses

22 Detroit-area businesses receive growth funding from the New Economy Initiative, a grantee.

Crain's Detroit Business

Bezalel Academy to Build Jerusalem Campus for 2021

The architectural design and campus features for the new Bezalel Academy, a grantee, are described.

Jewish Link

Motown pilgrimage a moving experience for hundreds of British fans

Motown Museum, a grantee, captures the hearts of fans visiting from Manchester, England.

Detroit Free Press

Massive section of Western Wall and Roman theater uncovered after 1,700 years

Israel Antiquity Authority, a grantee, discovers a small Roman theater beneath Wilson’s Arch near the men’s section of the Western Wall.

The Times of Israel

Sir Angus Deaton Says Private Sector Vital to Reducing Global Poverty

Princeton economist and Nobel laureate gives keynote address at the 25th anniversary celebration of the William Davidson Institute, a grantee.

William Davidson Institute News

Past, present weigh on Detroit’s Amazon HQ2 bid

A chance meeting with Foundation President Darin McKeever became the news peg for Daniel Howes’ column on the state of the region.

The Detroit News

Philanthropy could play role in helping woo Amazon to Detroit

Local philanthropic organizations fund workforce and talent pipeline development, including through the New Economy Initiative, a grantee.

Crain's Detroit Business

Spirit of Detroit Plaza to stay open permanently

A planning grant helped Spirit of Detroit Plaza, a grantee, become a permanent downtown gathering space.

The Detroit News

WDI Celebrates Its 25th Anniversary

William Davidson Institute, a grantee, heralded the man who made it all possible, William “Bill” Davidson, with two short videos.

William Davidson Institute

Entrepreneurship panel says to embrace failure

Philanthropy Roundtable, a grantee, hosted “Jumpstarting Entrepreneurship in your Community” in Detroit.

The Detroit News

This Torah study tool is everywhere — but you may have never heard of it

Sefaria, the online library of Jewish texts and a grantee, has become the “red-hot center of the source sheet universe.”

Jewish Telegraphic Agency