Create a community of practice of community foundations to learn about and advance the most effective strategies to increase the economic stability of low-income families in their communities and to provide a forum for lessons and strategies to be shared with the broader philanthropic community
Promote deeper understanding of the social determinants of health and promote health equity among health care journalists through annual conferences and maintenance of an online, content-rich hub of stories, tip sheets and ideas
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.