Q&A: Olga Stella of Design Core Detroit on why the future of design must be inclusive

Developing the design talent of Detroit’s youth is a priority for Design Core Detroit, a grantee and the organization shepherding Detroit’s “City of Design” designation.

Model D

“A music lover’s playground:” An inside look at the Motown Museum expansion

The chairwoman and CEO of Motown Museum, a grantee, recounts the tour she gave to Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z and family, and her desire to “bring Motown Museum to the world.”

Model D

Planning to create Detroit cultural campus quietly underway

Detroit Institute of Arts, a grantee, together with other nonprofits and philanthropic partners, wants to unite the Midtown neighborhood and spur economic development.

Crain's Detroit Business

Houston still needs help five months after Hurricane Harvey. National Jewish groups team up to assist.

A coalition of Jewish organizations, including the Foundation through its grantee, Repair the World, has mobilized a national effort to help victims of the devastating flood.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Minding The Environment – Hazon Inspires Environmental Change

Hazon, a grantee, was founded in 2000 and opened its Detroit office in 2015, advances Jewish values through its efforts to promote community health and sustainability.

Detroit Jewish News

Israeli cybersecurity firms raised record $814.5 million in 2017

Start-Up Nation Central, a grantee, releases new data on the Israeli technology industry.

The Times of Israel

New toolbox for Israeli startups aims to help navigate US healthcare system

Start-Up Nation Central, a grantee, and partners offer a free resource to assist entrepreneurs with product piloting and commercialization.

The Times of Israel

Celebrating MLK Day with Hillel Day School

Special programming at Hillel Day School, a grantee, teaches students the values of the civil rights leader.


Fox 2 Detroit

These Philanthropists Want To Find the Next Big Jewish Idea

Areivim Philanthropic Group, of which the Foundation is a member, is creating an early-stage investment fund.

Jewish Telegraphic Agency

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