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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.
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.
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.
NEIdeas awards $400,000 to small businesses
22 Detroit-area businesses receive growth funding from the New Economy Initiative, a grantee.
Bezalel Academy to Build Jerusalem Campus for 2021
The architectural design and campus features for the new Bezalel Academy, a grantee, are described.
Motown pilgrimage a moving experience for hundreds of British fans
Motown Museum, a grantee, captures the hearts of fans visiting from Manchester, England.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spirit of Detroit Plaza to stay open permanently
A planning grant helped Spirit of Detroit Plaza, a grantee, become a permanent downtown gathering space.
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.
Entrepreneurship panel says to embrace failure
Philanthropy Roundtable, a grantee, hosted “Jumpstarting Entrepreneurship in your Community” in Detroit.