NEWS & PRESS


Journalism grant boosts understanding and use of Freedom of Information Act

Detroit Free Press, in partnership with Michigan Community Resources, received its first Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund grant of $18,020 to help citizens use the Freedom of Information Act. Detroit residents...

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Journalism grant expands Documenters program

WDET and City Bureau received a second Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund grant of $76,000 to expand the City Bureau Detroit pilot, a citizen journalism and local media partnership focused on increasing coverage...

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Race and Justice Reporting Initiative funded

Detroit Equity Action Lab (DEAL), a program of Wayne State University, received $26,000 to pilot the Race and Justice Reporting Initiative to build a platform for nuanced storytelling that highlights...

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Expanding Storytelling Workshops for Community Members

Riverwise Magazine, in partnership with the James and Grace Lee Boggs Center to Nurture Community Leadership, has received a second Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund grant of $15,000 to improve and...

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Program equips neighborhood residents with news reporting skills

Michigan State University, in partnership with Grandmont/Rosedale Development Corporation, has received $28,332 from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund to train and equip neighborhood communication outlets to produce high-quality videos with...

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Journalism grant helps cover Detroit’s eastside neighborhoods

The Michigan Chronicle and ARISE Detroit received $54,600 in 2019 to expand a citizen journalism program to Detroit’s eastside neighborhoods. The coverage of residents in east side communities will appear in...

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Islandview home to new Neighborhood Reporting Initiative

Detroit Public Television, in partnership with Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD) and the Tuxedo Project, received $50,000 to further develop the “Other Detroit” program. The program, which launched in...

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Grant supports citizen blogger network development

Detour Detroit, in partnership with Tech Town, received $46,000 from the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund to develop a community engagement strategy and to expand a fellowship program designed to tell...

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The Team Behind The Impact: Program

Year-end at the Community Foundation is an exciting time of year as we see gifts coming in and grants flowing out. While nothing would happen without our donors and strong...

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From volunteer to vice president of Philanthropic Services

The first time Michael Mirto engaged with the Community Foundation was as a grant applicant for Affirmations, a community center located in Ferndale that serves people of all sexual orientations...

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