Do It for Detroit Fund Now Accepting Grant Applications

January 4, 2013 | Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit

We’re thrilled to announce that the Do It For Detroit Fund (Di4D) has launched today and is now accepting applications. The Do It For Detroit Fund provides micro-grants, ranging from $500-$3,000 to support grassroots initiatives aimed at promoting positive social change in Detroit and is administered by CommunityNEXT (an initiative of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit) and the national Jewish service organization Repair the World. The funding for the Do It For Detroit Fund came from the fundraising efforts during the Pitch for Detroit softball tournament in August 2012.

The first grants will be awarded in the realm of education. Whether you are a long time teacher in a Detroit school, a neighborhood group working on an education project, or anywhere in between, we welcome you to apply. You do not need to be Jewish to apply for this funding. We’re very excited to be offering this innovative venue for the young adult Jewish community to engage with the City in both a meaningful and impactful way.

Save the date

Di4D will host its inaugural event on Saturday, February 9th at the Woodbridge Community Youth Center (1200 West Canfield Street, Detroit, 48201). Applications are due January 18th, and finalists will be announced by the 28th. In a similar style to Detroit SOUP, we will have 3 applicants presenting their initiatives at the event. The audience will then vote for the winner of the $3,000 award. The other 2 initiatives are guaranteed at least $500. Di4D will continue in the coming months by offering funding for initiatives around hunger, arts, health and nutrition, and the environment.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Josh Kanter (joshk@communitynxt.com) or Ben Falik (ben@werepair.org).

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