The Motown Museum is an international tourist destination, housed within Motown Records’ first headquarters, Hitsville U.S. A. on West Grand Boulevard in the heart of Detroit. Founded in 1985, the museum preserves, protects and presents the Motown Sound, a national and international phenomenon without compare that has influenced musicians of every genre and generation since.More about this grant »
Cultural and Civic Vitality
Within the Cultural and Civic Vitality portfolio, we strive to enrich the quality of life for residents of Southeast Michigan and Israel through world-class cultural offerings and vibrant public spaces. Mr. Davidson believed these community assets have the power to attract and connect new visitors, families and businesses to our geographic areas of interest, support economic growth, and foster a shared sense of community. Our cultural and civic investments reflect and build upon these sentiments.
Design Core Detroit unites government, academia, the private and philanthropic sectors and community development groups to elevate and expand the role of Detroit’s design-driven industries – some 80,000 workers and $9 billion in wages – and strengthen the overall economy.More about this grant »