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.

Jewish Theological Seminary

“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.

Arutz Sheva

William Davidson Foundation Names President, CEO

Darin McKeever, formerly the chief program and strategy officer, assumes leadership of the Foundation on Jan. 1, 2018.

The Detroit News

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.

The Detroit News

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.

Inside Philanthropy

Rebuilding the Bridges Between Detroit’s Jewish and African-American Worshippers

Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, a grantee, and Breakers Covenant Church International work together to unite the community.

Hour Detroit

Jewish, Hindu communities unite for first joint Hanukkah-Diwali celebration in Michigan

The American Joint Committee, a grantee, co-organized the first joint Hanukkah-Diwali celebration in Michigan.

Detroit Free Press

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.

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