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.

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