Recent projects supported by the Russell Family Foundation include:


  • Ele’s Place: grant of $25,000 to support the Home for Healing Hearts capital campaign, including specific support for a teen bench in the memory garden
  • Haven Inc.: grant of $25,000 to support domestic violence prevention education in two Oakland County schools
  • Therapeutic Riding Inc.: grant of $23,000 for support of the establishment of the para dressage program
  • Apex Academy, Inc.: grant of $22,000 to implement technology solutions to increase efficiency and effectiveness of the mentoring programming
  • Detroit Food and Entreprenuership Academy: grant of $25,000 to support building infrastructure and capacity
  • Girls Group: grant of $25,000 to support expansion of college and career readiness programming
  • Midnight Golf Program: grant of $25,000 for the College Access and Support program.
  • Racquet Up Detroit: grant of $25,000 to support pre-development costs of the Building for the Future capital campaign
  • Sunny Crest Youth Ranch: grant of $10,000 for program supplies to expand vocational training for youth in residential care


  • Alternatives for Girls, $25,000: Support to expand its “asset building” program and add a new peer mentoring approach
  • InsideOut Literary Arts Project, $15,000: Support for full in-school residency program in one school
  • Oakland Family Services, $23,000: Support to expand an early childhood and parent support program through home visitation
  • Penrickton Center for Blind Children, $15,000: Support for ceiling track equipment for an expanded dance and movement therapy room
  • Detroit Food Academy, $25,000: Support for leadership training and data recording and analysis systems
  • Downtown Boxing Gym, $25,000: Support for a partnership with the Detroit Achievement Academy
  • Girls Group, $25,000: Support to expand the College and Career Preparation programs to all participants, including the development of new curriculum and programming for students as young as middle school age
  • Midnight Golf Program, $25,000: Support for the College Access and Support program to support students from their high school year through college years
  • Racquet Up Detroit, $25,000: Support to build its capacity for program expansion
  • Girls on the Run of Southeastern Michigan, $10,000: Support for one Star Power site at Holmes Elementary School in Ypsilanti