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Michigan Central Station Children's Endowment Initiative

The Children's Foundation

  • Program Education
  • Program Area Special Initiatives
  • Grant Amount $750,000
  • Grant Period June 1, 2024–May 31, 2025
  • Location Detroit, MI, United States
  • Geographic Focus Michigan

About this grant

This grant to The Children’s Foundation will support the Michigan Central Station Children’s Endowment Initiative. The purpose of the initiative is to help secure the future of 10 Detroit area youth-serving organizations within 15 miles of the Michigan Central Station. The grantee will provide $500,000 to 10 youth-serving organizations to start or grow an endowment. Each organization receiving support will also receive resources to help secure additional matching funds within two years, resulting in the establishment of a $1.5 million endowment. The initiative will lead to ensuring that some of the Detroit area’s youth-serving organizations have an opportunity for financial security, and empowerment to provide environments that lead to brighter futures for youth. Additionally, this grant will provide support to leverage the knowledge, vision and passion of youth to participate in the ideation and development behind the initiative. Young people will also contribute to the assessment process of the selected youth-serving organizations.