The Hudson-Webber Foundation in Detroit has announced twenty-nine grants totaling more than $2.6 million in the areas of arts and culture, affordable housing, and racial equity.
Grants totaling $1,755,000 were awarded to twenty-four organizations through the Detroit Arts Support Program (DAS), a joint effort with the Kresge, Erb Family, and DeRoy Testamentary foundations that provides unrestricted operating support to arts and cultural organizations in the metro Detroit area. The remaining $845,000 was awarded by the Hudson-Webber Foundation and includes $600,000 over three years to the Detroit Local Initiatives Support Corporation to hire staff to implement the City of Detroit's Affordable Housing Leverage Fund, and $100,000 over two years to New Detroit in support of the organization's strategic planning process.
"The board of trustees has approved grants for organizations that are deploying arts and cultural strategies toward community planning and development goals, and to those that are working to ensure access to affordable housing and advancing racial equity," said Hudson-Webber Foundation president Melanca Clark. "These investments reflect the foundation's continuing commitment to efforts that strengthen and celebrate our city and its vibrant communities."