Founded in 2001 as a 501( c ) 3 nonprofit organization under the name City Connect Detroit by local foundation and civic leaders, Connect Detroit today helps Detroit-area nonprofit organizations and governments work together to solve local problems.
This organization mobilizes much-needed funding so these groups and its constituents can be empowered to reach common goals for the greater good of the community.
Connect Detroit has tackled, and continues to pursue, collaboration opportunities surrounding a variety of issues affecting children, youth, and families. The nonprofit has been instrumental in creating platforms and partnerships for community health and community development initiatives, too.
To-date, the agency has organized, managed, and led more than four dozen community change initiatives and mobilized more than $140 million in support of this work. Several Connect Detroit-driven initiatives became self-sustaining and grew into standalone initiatives outside of Connect Detroit.