Recent projects supported by the Russell Family Foundation include:
Alternatives for Girls: $25,000 to support a college- and career-readiness program which supports Detroit middle and high school students and their families.
Apex Academy Inc: $50,000 to support a program that provides academic, athletic, and personal support for student-athletes in Lansing public high schools.
Boys Hope Girls Hope Detroit: $50,000 to support over two years of programming that addresses needs for students at home and in the classroom.
Children’s Center of Wayne County, Inc.: $28,000 to support literacy programming and training for basic needs and family safety.
Free Bikes 4 Kidz – Detroit: $25,000 to help collect, repair, and distribute bicycles to children in need in Detroit and nearby communities.
Haven, Inc.: $15,000 to support services to children impacted by intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
Kids on the Go: $36,607 in support for the Teens to Work program which prepares teens with special needs for employment and teaches the life skills required for living independently.
Michigan State University – Grants: $25,000 in support for adding modern technology to the Community Music School Detroit classrooms for youth music programming.
Oakland Family Services: $25,000 in support for high-quality academic instruction to preschoolers enabling them to enter kindergarten ready to learn.
SER Metro-Detroit Jobs for Progress Inc.: $50,000 in support for the construction of the Youth Reengagement Center in southwest Detroit.
Apex Academy: $50,000 to support the personal, professional, and academic development of student-athletes and $20,000 to support general operating expenses for youth sports programming
Detroit Food Academy: $27,500 to support improving organizational infrastructure, skills, and capacity
Detroit Horse Power: $27,500 to support an urban equestrian center with expanded educational programming
Forgotten Harvest, Inc.: $27,500 to support improving access for children to healthy food
Girls Group: $27,500 to support a high school readiness program that addresses academic, social, and emotional transitions
Racquet Up Detroit: $27,500 to support a student recruitment drive as part of its expansion into a new facility
Therapeutic Riding, Inc.: $27,500 for support to expand para-equestrian programming throughout southeast Michigan
University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy: $27,500 support for the renovation of a recreation and park to benefit community members and students
Alternatives for Girls: $50,000 to support a college readiness program for young women in Detroit
Forgotten Harvest: $20,000 in support for food assistance to families in need as a result of the COVID-19 crisis and $25,000 to put into service an additional refrigerated box truck
Greater Lansing Food Bank: $25,000 for food assistance to families in need as a result of the COVID-19 crisis
Oakland Family Services: $25,000 for support of the home visiting program Parents As Teachers to serve families in Pontiac
Racquet Up Detroit: $25,000 for final architectural work and finishing the expansion and facility project
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 $10,000 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