Community Foundation announces $100,000 for Supporting Brightmoor Leaders program

In Press Release

The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, with support from the Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation, has provided a fifth year of funding for staff training and professional development for Brightmoor-neighborhood leaders tackling economic and neighborhood revitalization.

Through the “Supporting Brightmoor Leaders” program, individuals from 27 social impact organizations are receiving a collective $100,000 to support staff participation in capacity building workshops, trainings, peer exchanges, and conferences.

The Brightmoor neighborhood organizations receiving grants through the program this year include:

  • Alice in Wonderland Child Care
  • Brightmoor Maker Space
  • Carlee’s Home Daycare
  • Children of the Rising Sun Empowerment Center
  • City Covenant Church/Mission: City
  • City Year Detroit
  • Cross Pollination Corridor
  • Crystal Swann Childcare LLC
  • Development Centers Inc.
  • Good Grief Detroit: Where do Black Women go to Grieve?
  • Grandparents Parenting Again
  • Greater Ebenezer Christian Childcare Center
  • Gwen’s Heaven’s Angels Childcare
  • Jill’s Creative Learning
  • Kristy’s Child Development Center
  • Leland Community Affairs, Inc.
  • Little Scholars Child Development Center
  • Rainbow Haven Child Care
  • Sidewalk Detroit
  • Squiggles & Giggles Childcare LLC
  • Superhero Training Academy
  • The Brightmoor Alliance
  • Brightmoor Block Clubs
  • Urban Link Village
  • Village of Shiny Stars Child Care Center
  • Wellspring
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Detroit

Since 2017, the Community Foundation and Fisher Foundation have distributed $500,000 to 35 community-based organizations and early childcare providers, including over 100 executive leaders, staff, and student leaders that have made Supporting Brightmoor Leaders possible.

“We are excited to continue our partnership with such transformational leaders in Brightmoor,” said Meredith Freeman, Director of Alignment & Impact Investing, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation. “Since ‘Supporting Brightmoor Leaders’ began five years ago, these leaders and their organizations have grown considerably. Each year, they further their impact and strengthen their ability to realize change in their community.”

This funding provides capacity building grants for Brightmoor social impact organizations and individual neighborhood leaders.

Together, both the organizations and individuals included oversee a myriad of community-focused initiatives, including arts and humanities, economic development, environmental and urban affairs, and early childhood education.

The grants focus on talent development dedicated to business and leadership training, as well as opportunities for individuals to connect and engage with civic leaders engaged in similar projects.

“The leaders of the Brightmoor community are accomplishing incredible work,” said Mariam Noland, President, Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. “We are pleased to support their passion and vision for making lasting impact in their community.”

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