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General Purposes

Focus: HOPE

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $750,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2011–December 31, 2011
  • Location Detroit, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Detroit

About this grant

The Foundation has been a longtime and consistent supporter of Focus: HOPE since making an initial grant in 1981. The grantee’s manufacturing and information technology training programs have enabled over 9,200 graduates to climb the ladder of economic success. Continued general purpose support is critical to help the organization create training that proactively addresses the changing workforce needs of employers as Detroit begins to show signs of recovery. This grant will also help the grantee implement a compressive plan to tackle the toughest problems confronting the communities in the immediate area surrounding its Detroit campus.