Engage African American donors across national Black civic organizations to create donor engagement programs focused on vulnerable families, through targeted giving models and grants to community-based organizations
Strengthen efforts to inform and engage grantmakers in nonpartisan civic engagement strategies by supporting Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation in their transition and development of a strategic plan
Engage donors in select Latino communities around the importance of improving early childhood/Pre-K outcomes of Latino children, ages 0-4, through targeted fund-raising efforts and grants to community-based organizations
Ready for School collaborates with community organizations, school districts and other stakeholders to engage and inform parents about early childhood education and to expand early learning opportunities.
Launched in 2009, the Double Up Food Bucks program has grown from five farmer’s markets in Detroit to more than 150 locations throughout Michigan, including grocery stores, food stands and mobile food trucks.
Since 2009, more than $3.7 million in Double Up Food Bucks have been spent at food retail locations in Michigan. The program helps SNAP recipients double their food dollars on fresh, locally-grown produce.