Michigan Central/Church Street Fund

The Michigan Central/Church Street Fund supports neighborhood improvement activities in three distinct Detroit communities: Corktown, North Corktown, and Hubbard Richard.

The purpose of the Michigan Central/Church Street Fund is to support neighborhood improvement activities in three distinct Detroit communities: Corktown, North Corktown, and Hubbard Richard.

This is a broad yet competitive fund, which supports projects of organizations that provide services and experiences to residents of those three communities.

Grants will vary in amount, but will range from $2,500 to $10,000. Proposals should reflect the broad range of grantmaking that the Community Foundation is involved in: community and economic development, arts and culture, environmental and public space, social and human services, public health, and much more.

Who does this fund serve?

Awards will be made to 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations located in the above-mentioned communities or an organization that has a fiscal sponsorship agreement with a 501(c)(3). Schools and government entities are also eligible to apply.

In rare circumstances, organizations not located within the three communities but serving their residents may also be considered. View the map on the right to see the area served.

No grants will be made to individuals.

Grant Timeline

  • May 30
    Application Opens
  • July 3
    Deadline to register in Fluxx to apply
  • July 17
    Application Deadline
  • October
    Grant Awards Announced

Step One: Read the Grantmaking Guidelines, Application Checklist, and FAQs.

Review the guidelines carefully to see if you are eligible to apply.

Step Two: Register for Access to our Online Grants Portal

Important NoteThe Community Foundations uses the Fluxx online grants management system. If you think you will apply to the Michigan Central/Church Street Fund, and you have not done so already, you should register for a login. You only need to register if you do not already have access to the CFSEM Fluxx portal.

Each individual accessing the portal, including contracted grant writers, should be doing so under their own name and email address, with their own private credentials. Registration review and approval may take up to 5 business days and must be approved before you can submit an application.

Step Three: Start your application. 

If you have any questions about a potential application, feel free to email us. But if you do not, simply log into our grant portal and start an application.

Questions? Feel free to contact

Greg Yankee
Senior Director, Program