SOLVING LOCAL PROBLEMS
Connect Detroit is a Detroit, Mich.-based, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that strives to address community problems by facilitating, and mobilizing funding in support of collaborative community solutions.
Since its founding in 2001, it has organized, managed, and led four dozen community change initiatives and mobilized more than $140 million in support of their good work.
These resulting collaboratives have addressed a range of community problems, including the need for better data for decision-making, a lack of after school programming, the threat of home-based lead hazards, and limited access to healthy foods and safe recreational opportunities.
Connect Detroit is also behind Detroit’s well-known youth employment program, Grow Detroit’s Young Talent.
WHAT WE DO
Help for cross-sector groups to develop a common agenda, align their work, communicate, use data, advance policy, manage projects, and mobilize funding – especially through cultivation of funding relationships, grant writing, and donor stewardship activities.
Incubation of Innovative Change Initiatives
Fiscal management and technical assistance to innovative community change initiatives with the potential to create positive community impact.
Project management, accountability, and sub-granting support to grant makers and other funding organizations with an interest in supporting work in Detroit and Michigan.
Individual training and technical assistance for community-based change initiatives, especially around relationship building, collaboration, and fund development activities.