Our focus areas build upon and extend the legacy of William Davidson. They broadly define the landscape in which we work and represent our long-term philanthropic goals.
Jewish Life »
Fostering the growth and preservation of Jewish life and culture.
Cultural and Civic Vitality »
Enriching quality of life through cultural offerings and public gathering places.
Economic Vitality »
Spurring creation and growth of new businesses and industries.
Training Jewish educators, business entrepreneurs; promoting science literacy.
Where We Work
We support organizations and initiatives working to improve the economic, cultural and civic vitality of Southeast Michigan and the State of Israel.
Our support for the Jewish community focuses on Southeast Michigan and Israel as well, and also involves activities with the potential to impact practice and engagement across the United States.
Approximately half of our grantmaking has historically gone to supporting our home community of Detroit and the Southeast Michigan region, which includes seven counties: Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Monroe, Washtenaw, St. Clair and Livingston.
At times, some of our investments and activities have benefited multiple geographies.